- Life insurance
- Health insurance
- Bereavement leave
- Vision insurance
- Dental insurance
Important Recruitment Information for this vacancy:
Job Posting closes: May 2, 2021
Kansas Department of Transportation
KDOT provides a statewide transportation system to meet the needs of Kansas. Our employees are our most valuable resource. We depend on our employees and business partners to get the job done. KDOT strives to provide a work environment that motivates people and encourages them to be productive. KDOT is a great place to work, so come be part of our team!
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Kansas Department of Transportation
About the Position:
Who can apply: Anyone
Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
Veteran Preference Eligible: Yes
Search Keywords: Topeka, Geotech, HQ, District, Garnett, Hutchinson, El Dorado, Wichita
Annual Salary Range: $53,300.00 - $62,000.00
Educational Assistance Program
On-the-job training programs
Paid Vacation Leave & Paid Sick Leave & Paid State Holidays
Group health, dental, vision.
Family Oriented Work Environment
Basic Life Insurance provided by the State/Optional Group Life Insurance at a reasonable cost.
Retirement and deferred compensation programs
Employee Assistance Program
Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
Position Summary & Responsibilities:
This position is located within multiple locations across the state with the Kansas Department of Transportation.
KDOT is recruiting for Engineers in Field and Office positions.
Learn and experience the features involved of building major projects in the field by becoming a vital member of an Area Construction Office. Various openings statewide.
Learn and experience the details of designing major projects by becoming a member of a design team at Headquarters in Topeka.
Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
The Engineering Associate (EA) is assigned to an Area Engineer’s office and receives on-the job training consisting of construction inspection, and district and area offices orientation. The employee performs such duties as surveying, staking right-of-way, checking computations, calculating final pay quantities on construction projects, and inspection of work performed by contractors by reviewing construction and applicable specifications.
ROAD DESIGN: The Engineering Associate (EA) will be part of an engineering team to assist with the preliminary engineering phase that includes:
Assist with the plan development for construction projects that range in size and complexity to help the team meet critical schedules and budgets.
Assist with the evaluations of engineering concepts, practical design, and technical reports. Possible involvement with research locally/nationally.
Use 3D CADD software to produce 3D design models for plan production. The EA will use other available design software & tools such as drones.
Assist with the roadway design development and analysis that includes horizontal and vertical alignments, hydrology and hydraulics, roadside safety, roadway cross section features, maintenance of traffic / phasing, earthwork, cost estimates, environmental/NEPA, and project impacts.
Through the project work and experiences, the EA gains a foundation for many engineering principles, project delivery knowledge, and the EA grows professionally through mentorship. Locations include Topeka and Lawrence offices.
The Engineering Associate (EA) in the Bridge Section will be mentored by Licensed Professional Engineers in performing hydraulic analysis and structural analysis for bridges resulting in the design and development of construction plans for bridge components such as bridge decks, steel and prestressed concrete girders, piers, abutments, and foundations. Bridge EA’s will also assist in bridge inspections, load ratings and structural analysis of other transportation structures such as retaining walls, light towers and sign structures. Employees will use CADD software and specialized structural and hydraulic analysis programs to perform these functions. Engineering Associates in the Bridge Section are stationed in either KDOT’s Topeka or Lawrence Offices.
The Engineering Associate (EA) will mentor under the supervision of Lab and Field Professional Engineers and the Chief Geotechnical Engineer. The employee will learn drilling and sampling techniques, in-situ soil tests, laboratory testing procedures, rudimentary analysis of field and laboratory data, and eventually performing projects under the supervision of an engineer. Employees will utilize CADD, Bluebeam software and specialized stability programs. EA’s for the geotechnical section will be stationed in Topeka with up to 30 percent overnight travel.
TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY (TST):
The Bureau is made up of Traffic Engineering, Safety Engineering, Signing, Traffic Control, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Engineering Associates (EA) in this bureau will be mentored by Licensed Professional Engineers. The Bureau works with all entities within KDOT along with consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and local governments. We are open to all engineering disciplines but mainly are looking for Civil and Mechanical. The EA will be part of an engineering team to perform the following functions:
Traffic Engineering Section
Complete traffic engineering studies and make recommendations on appropriate intersection control (stop conditions, traffic signals, roundabouts, R-CUTS), geometric improvements (turn lanes and other designs), signing (warning signs), speed limits, school zones, pavement marking, and street/interchange lighting improving the safety of transportation infrastructure.
Manage intersection projects (signalization, turn lanes, roundabouts, R-CUTS, and other designs) seeking to address identified crash patterns.
Permanent Signing/Traffic Control Section
Involved in plan development and review of permanent signing along the state highway system (K, US, I routes) and traffic control (temporary work zones for all projects)
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Involved with managing and expanding our efforts with ITS devices like cameras, message boards, queue warning systems, fiber backbone and communications, etc..
Involved with automated/connected vehicle technology pursuits.
Focuses on reducing serious injury and fatal crashes on all public roads in Kansas. This includes identifying safety needs, managing safety programs, and implementing low-cost safety solutions like rumble strips, shoulder widenings, and warning sign/systems.
Involved in developing and enhancing new and existing safety related policies, practices, and standards. Helps maintain the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and implement substantive safety initiatives.
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Graduate from an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering school.
Licensing & Certification
Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) or EIT Certificate.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Current Certificate of Tax Clearance. (See Required Documents below for information regarding this certificate)
Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) or EIT Certificate obtained
This position is subject to pre-employment physical testing. The selected candidate will be required to pass the screening as a condition of employment.
Recruiter Contact Information:
Name: Debbie Wallace
Phone: (785) 289-7051
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Veterans’ Preference Eligible (VPE): Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran"; under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the minimum competency factors of the position. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job. Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determine by the hiring manager.
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