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Assistant State Engineer

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State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 3 months ago


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All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Infrastructure Delivery and Operations Division (IDO)

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205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007


The Assistant State Engineer as the Chief Administrative and Executive Officer of the Construction-Materials Group will be responsible for planning, organizing and leading the activities of the Construction-Materials Group to produce quality, cost effective and serviceable statewide construction projects. This position leads the development and construction of projects using alternative project delivery methods. Other duties include;

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and guidance to Construction-Materials Group supervisors and personnel to enhance quality in services provided utilizing Alternative Project Delivery methods particularly those using design-build and construction manager at risk (CMAR) processes

  • Negotiates and making recommendations to the State Engineer regarding Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) acceptance for multi-million dollar construction contracts utilizing the CMAR process

  • Resolves contractual disputes through escalation with contractors. Assists in the resolution and analysis of contractor claims. Promotes cooperation, prompt response, and speedy resolutions

  • Assures compliance with Federal Regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes and ADOT policies and procedures applicable to construction and materials testing within the State by directing development of the Materials Testing Manual, Construction Manual, Quality Systems Manual, and other guidance documents for construction and materials testing

  • Approves payments for construction projects administered by the Infrastructure Delivery and Operations (IDO) Division

  • Approves subcontract agreements issued by prime contractors, final materials certification, and force account and contract modifications on activities exempt from the Procurement Code

  • Represents ADOT at meetings with local governments and industry


Knowledge of:

  • Construction Contract Administration

  • Highway Construction Techniques

  • Highway Construction Materials / Testing

  • Engineering Theory

  • Effective Administration Methods, Procedures, Techniques

  • Federal and State Statutes and ADOT Standards, Policies, and Procedures

  • The Theory and Application of Management Systems with Specific Application to the Construction Management System

  • Fiscal System and Construction Cost Management

Skills in:

  • Analytical Skills to Analyze Technical Problems

  • Analyzing Construction Cost Estimates, Schedules, and Claims

  • Leading and Managing People Both Directly and Indirectly.

  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills.

  • Analytical and Interpretative Skills to Formulate and Identify Effective Solutions to Problems

  • Organizational Skills to Manage Time Effectively and Perform Under Pressure

  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills.

  • Motivating Employees

  • Interpersonal Skill to Establish Trust and Positive Perceptions At All Levels Both Internal and External

Ability to:

  • Work With All Levels of Employees From Technicians Through Registered Engineers and Upper Level Management

  • Manage and Prioritize Multiple Competing Tasks

  • Make Presentations to Large and Small Groups, Both for Highly Technical Audiences as well as Lay audiences


  • Minimum five years of engineering experience plus a minimum of three years of supervisory and management experience. Preferred experience in highway construction and/or materials.

  • Experience in performing research and preparing reports in the area of materials science, project delivery methods, asset management systems and general management. Training-ongoing construction seminar, classes, workshops, plus on the job training, preferably with highway agency performing road design construction and maintenance


  • Must be a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Arizona or eligible for reciprocity in the State of Arizona, at the time of appointment..


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

  • Accrued vacation at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years

  • Sick days at 3.70 hours bi-weekly

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Deferred compensation plan

  • Wellness plans

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This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 5 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.12 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

ADOT supports a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of the Agency, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

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Assistant State Engineer

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State Of Arizona