CDOT EMPLOYEES ONLY: PE II Materials
CDOT EMPLOYEES ONLY: PE II Materials
$7,296.00 - $9,178.00 Monthly
Grand Junction, CO
Department of Transportation
10/8/2018 11:59 PM Mountain
This position is only open to current, classified, permanent CDOT employees
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Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
10 paid holidays per year
Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
Credit Union Membership
Work Life Programs
State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
Tuition and certification reimbursement program
Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
State Employee Discount Programs
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Description of Job
This position is located in CDOT's Region 3 (West of Cont. Divide) Materials Engineering Unit in Grand Junction, a thriving municipality and a premier destination on Colorado's Western Slope.The Materials Engineering Unit exists to provide assurance that all materials in the construction of transportation projects, including work accepted by sampling and testing, are in compliance with contract specification requirements and national industry standards. The unit provides region wide analytical, technical engineering expertise, direction and project level support on all transportation materials that are used in the construction, design and maintenance of roads and bridges. The work unit is also responsible for pavement design and rehabilitation, as well as implementing optimum strategies for an effective pavement management system.
As Professional Engineer II, you will perform as the Region 3 Materials Operations Manager: supervising the work of Materials Unit and providing technical expertise to all appropriate personnel on materials acceptance specifications - types of materials to use, how to use them and cost effective surfacing methods. This position is responsible for managing Quality Assurance and QC testing of asphalt and concrete mix designs, and implementing an effective pavement management program. This position will prioritize and assign personnel to manage in-house design projects, and review/ approve consultants' preliminary work on cost effective pavement design and selection, and stabilization requirements. As Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, you will stamp and sign record sets of plans and specifications for materials design.
Major Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide Preliminary Roadway Engineering support, including drilling and preliminary soils surveys.
Implement an effective Pavement Management System and function as an expert in the area of Materials Engineering and Pavements - providing technical support for Region personnel including Project Managers, Resident and Project Engineers and Maintenance Superintendents, and providing support to the statewide program.
Supervise Region 3 Materials Engineering Unit including employees in the R3 lab, IAT and the R3 Finals Checker - prioritizing and assigning personnel to manage in-house projects or reviews and approve consultant preliminary work to determine cost effective pavement selection, pavement design and stabilization requirements.
Provide direction on types of materials used, how to use them and cost effective surfacing methods, as well as determine other resources required (budget, equipment and personnel) for the Unit to function effectively.
Review and approve concrete and asphalt pavement mix designs submitted by consultants, verifying for accuracy and determining if tolerance specified in Project Special Provisions are met.
Monitor quality of project produced materials. Determine acceptability, quality level and changes to improve quality as it pertains to latest policy and guidelines.
Utilize Region 3 mobile lab to support QC testing for voids and acceptance and mix design verification.
As Registered Professional Engineer, stamp and record sets of plans and specifications for materials design.
Manage Quality Assurance and the Independent Assurance Testing Program mandated by the Federal Highway Administration, ensuring that materials testing are performed to national standards.
Originate forensic research into abnormal roadway failures - soliciting advice from known experts, directing data acquisitions, evaluating differing opinions and formulating probable hypotheses.
Provide technical assistance to cities and counties concerning questions and problems with roadway construction strategies, structural design and pavement management.
Investigate pavement problems by interviewing project personnel (both CDOT and Contractor), reviewing data, develop recommendations based on conclusions.
Develop and provide a prioritized candidate resurfacing plan and pavement treatment strategy list for presentation to the RTD and Program Engineers. This list will be developed utilizing annual roadway condition data, Regional corridor priorities, RSL/ Drivability values, and other scheduled project activities.
Coordinate with GeoHazards Program Manager on PMO planning list for Region 3.
Participate in CDOT and industry Task Forces and study panels, which include the Material's Advisory Committee (MAC), American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), CDOT Asphalt Industry Forum (AIF).
Scope Projects ahead of delivery for 5 year ST Plan and provide scoping level estimates with plan.
Handle the Materials Engineering Unit's personnel related matters: Developing operating schedules, modifying assignments to meet changing priorities, establishing work standards, conducting performance reviews, time sheet approvals, selecting new employees, resolving grievances and conflicts, and recommending corrective or disciplinary actions.
Required to drive to attend meetings and trainings, and conduct site visits.
Other duties as assigned.
Primarily 8:00 am 5:00 pm work hours, Monday- Friday
Occasional evening and weekend work as required by construction work
Travel required during work hours throughout Region 3
Occasional overnight travel throughout Colorado
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
This position may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions to include extreme heat and cold, and altitudes exceeding 12,000 feet.
Mostly sedentary work, but with occasional exertions that may include lifting 20 lbs.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.
Current registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyor. You must include your license number and expiration date on your application for verification of your registration in Colorado as a Professional Engineer.
AND at least 2 years of professional engineering experience in Materials/ Pavement design and/ or construction at the level equivalent of a Professional Engineer 1 position at CDOT.
A current valid Colorado Driver's license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.
The Exceptional Applicant will have demonstrated cumulative experience and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job Section;
Extensive experience in providing leadership, guidance and collaboration with other Engineering professionals, Engineers-in-Training, consultants and contractors;
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, projects and changing priorities in a demanding environment;
Extensive experience on being able to determine which pavement type (concrete and asphalt) and thickness of varying materials are best to use in a layered pavement system;
Ability to perform Life Cycle Cost Analysis with robust documentation on pavement types that are often challenged and scrutinized in the industry;
Track record of being able to effectively communicate and form partnerships with various internal and external stakeholders within CDOT, public and private organizations, and local governments concerning structural design and pavement management;
Proven ability to handle materials testing issues: evaluating the situation, making decisions, providing recommendations for compliance, and escalating non-compliance issues;
Proven ability to recommend or select optimum engineering solutions while exploring various feasible alternatives taking into account issues concerning scheduling, budgeting, experimental features and resource availability;
Ability to effectively handle anomalies that may occur during the production of approved mixed design that requires adjustment of certain mix properties, and corresponding contractor change requests to accommodate adjusted properties;
Ability to address pavement issues in an expedited and timely manner, which include conducting thorough investigations, determining degree of distress and causes, as well as recommending repair strategies and methods of prevention;
Proven ability to create special project materials specification and develop construction strategies for the Contract to include detailed information on pay items, methods of payment, product literature, specifications, product testing, and other state DOT approvals required in proposed Project Special Provisions, especially where new products or technologies are involved;
Ability to effectively represent CDOT in the Materials Advisory Committee (MAC) and other tasks forces and committees form collaborations, facilitate information exchanges, vote to approve or reject proposed procedures, specifications, materials and new technologies, and participate in committee related investigations;
Ability to partner with public and private organizations, special interest groups, elected and appointed officials, in situations which may be politically sensitive;
Ability to work with general public, professional, consultants, and staff, with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments;
Unsurmountable attention to technical details and accuracy;
Passion for safety and service to the public;
Strong analytical, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making ability;
Ability to work in a multi-faceted environment with a variety of exposure to different disciplines;
Flexibility and adaptability in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Exceptional knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking;
Experience supervising and managing professional engineering and support staff;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".
The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.
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