District 07- Engineer
This position is located in the Lake Charles District Office.
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District Engineer Administrator
DOTD/Engineering and Operations
Possession of a current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering and eight years of professional engineering experience, two years of which must have been at the supervisory level or above.
A master's degree in engineering will substitute for one year of the required general experience.
A Ph.D. in engineering will substitute for two years of the required general experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of required general experience.
Engineering experience gained prior to earning a professional engineer's license (e.g., as an engineer intern applicant, engineer intern, or equivalent) will be accepted as professional level engineering experience.
Applications will be accepted from persons licensed to practice professional engineering in states other than Louisiana. If one of those applicants is selected for the position, he/she will be required to obtain a Louisiana license prior to appointment. The hiring agency will verify that all licensing requirements are met.
Louisiana Professional Engineer licenses are issued by the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board. Licensing requirements may be viewed at www.lapels.com
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To direct a major engineering function for a state agency.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Administrative direction from a higher-level engineering administrator or an executive of the agency served. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
Subordinate staff typically consists of Engineers 7 and lower-level Engineers. Alternative reporting relationships may be approved by SCS.
LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Engineer 7 by the presence of responsibility for directing large-scale engineering projects or programs for a state agency.
Differs from Engineer 9 by the absence of responsibility for directing a major organizational component for a state agency with an extensive engineering mission requiring staff and resources of sizable magnitude.
Examples of Work
The overall function of this position is to be responsible for planning, managing, directing, and evaluating the effectiveness of the district engineering unit, which has responsibilities in all five parishes in District 07. This position is located in the District 07, Gang 001 section of the Department of Transportation and Development and reports directly to the Engineer 9 DOTD/District Administrator. The incumbent must be self-motivated and able to perform duties many times with or without minimal supervision and be able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs as appropriate and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks. While in official capacity, DOTD employees must comply with applicable Louisiana and Civil Service laws, rules, and regulations, as well as DOTD policies, procedures, manuals, and directives.
The incumbent is required to possess the following specialized knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as to maintain the following licensing and operate the following equipment.
Specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities: Engineering, Leadership, Organizational, and Budgeting skills
Required license: Current Louisiana license to practice professional engineering
Equipment needed to perform duties: cell phone, computer, calculator, car, pickup truck
45% Serves as the administrator over a staff of professional engineering supervisors, paraprofessional and technical employees (5 direct reports/24 indirect reports for a total of 29 funded TO positions) responsible for the following district functions:
Program Delivery - Exercises responsible charge over District personnel assigned to survey, design, and plan development functions for overlay, interstate maintenance, bridge replacement, reconstruction, highway safety and public works projects. Oversees the creation of plans and bid proposals for district-let projects and manages bid-openings for the District. Recommends projects for various programs. Serves as the liaison to Regional or Metropolitan Planning Organizations.
District Laboratory - Manages personnel engaged in DOTD's Quality Assurance program through materials testing; inspection/certification of asphalt and concrete plants; Site Manager coordination; Form 2059 reviews/approvals; subgrade soil surveys; and other functions as required.
Construction Support - Manages personnel engaged in plan constructability reviews, utility relocations, right-of-way coordination, and environmental permit coordination.
Public Works and Water Resources - Manages personnel engaged in dam/levee safety inspections, water well registration/inspections, hydraulic studies, drainage, flood control.
Permits - Manages personnel engaged in access and project permit application review processes including internal coordination with District and Headquarters sections and field inspection functions.
Railroad - Supervises the District 07 Railroad Coordinator who oversees railroad maintenance, safety, and crossing upgrade projects.
25% Serves as appointing authority for all employees under his/her jurisdiction; develops staffing and workforce planning needs; may additionally serve as final signatory authority on various business documents, such as payroll, procurement, leave, travel, expenditures, Performance Planning and Reviews and other personnel actions; ensures agency policies and procedures, including those related to safety, workforce development, etc., are followed.
15% Develops and/or participates in the development of strategic plans, district goals and objectives, budget development/control/expenditures, performance indicators, long- and short-term planning efforts, evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness, measurement of results achieved, resource utilization/change management/automation and other duties typically associated with financial and human resource management.
10% Develops and maintains effective working relationships with federal, state and local elected officials and governing bodies; effectively communicates with a diverse group of stakeholders and customers, including representatives of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), industry contractors and consultants, local media, and members of the general public. Makes presentations to various organizations and associations; schedules, plans and/or conducts meetings; answers interrogatories and requests for information pertaining to litigation; gives depositions, provides expert testimony and/or acts as an agency representative in legal proceedings involving the agency.
5% ESF-1 District lead for emergency evacuation support. May be required to perform other duties as necessary including, but not limited to, other emergency/disaster support activities.