Job Opportunity

Engineer IV - Design Unit Head

Nebraska Department of Transportation
1500 Hwy 2
Lincoln, NE 68509

Contact Information
Valerie Kimble

Full/Part Time:


Primary Duties:

Plans, organizes, and directs operations and schedules of assigned projects or other work to ensure project development and construction conform to laws, regulations, agency policies and standards. Coordinates assigned projects or other work with other Divisions, District offices, Federal or State agencies, Local Governments, and/or other interested parties. Coordinates assigned duties with other District and Central Complex upper level engineers or managers to assist them in the administration of agency divisions, offices, or sections and to resolve project planning, design, bidding, and construction issues; recommends avoidance, minimization, and mitigation strategies to ensure effective development and management of engineering functions or projects. Determines engineering function, work unit or project staffing requirements based on expertise required and specific work requirements; assigns work to, trains, supervises, and monitors assigned employees, contractors, or consultants to ensure timelines and fiscal constraints are met and projects are constructed according to plans, specifications, and special provisions; evaluates performance, addresses worker related problems, and recommends disciplinary or corrective actions. Interprets plans for contractors and resolves problems, and organizes work activities to assist them; provides project construction information to contractors, landowners, public officials, and the public; manages and reviews work of consultants; negotiates and reviews agreements between the NDOT and local governments, utilities companies, railroads, other landowners, and/or consultants. Manages and reviews preliminary and final construction plans, special provisions, and plan quantities to ensure constructability, completeness, accuracy, and conformance to standards and specifications; reviews consultant plans for federal aid or State supported projects; recommends solutions, changes, and ideas for construction to agency employees, consultants, and local government officials; works with them to make changes. Collects and analyzes information on planning, design, bidding, and construction strategies; conducts research of current industry standards and test procedures; reviews professional engineering practices and policies and publications and develops/modifies engineering policies, procedures, standards and specifications, or other directives, manuals, and publications. Serves as an expert for and provides professional engineering advice about specialized, complex technical/professional engineering services, and presents technical information, program plans, and proposals to higher-level management; prepares analyses and reports about and provides technical expertise on engineering technologies, materials, and procedures to enhance agency processes and results. Oversees special or long-term feasibility or professional engineering reviews or studies conducted in-house and examines such studies conducted by consulting firms, local governments, or other public agencies; prepares or evaluates documents, reports, and agreements related to these reviews or studies. Other duties or tasks as assigned by this position's direct supervisor.


REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline and experience performing professional level engineering assignments in those specific fields applicable to the functions assigned to the position. Must possess a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license at the time of application, and be licensed by the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects at time of employment or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of employment.

PREFERRED: Experience working with and/or reviewing of consultant projects or other work associated with Nebraska DOT. This may include review of plans, determination of work effort, and/or providing guidance on projects or other work. Experience leading a team of Engineers and Designers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: civil engineering theories, principles, and practices of civil engineering and design; modern methods and techniques of highway construction, maintenance, and materials; legal responsibilities and ramifications associated with the work performed; federal and agency design standards, specifications, and procedures; federal and State laws and regulations applicable to the function performed; practices and terminology of computer operation and Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD); mathematics, surveying; engineering properties of materials and surfacing types; rehabilitation and maintenance techniques; pavement management; practical engineering concepts. Ability to: interpret, understand and implement State and federal laws and regulations, and agency standards, policies, and procedures; read interpret and evaluate engineering plans and specifications; review and approve/stamp engineering plans; understand all levels of project design; organize, analyze, and evaluate available information and draw reasonable conclusions; develop procedures and determine the logical flow of work through the work unit; plan, organize, assign and direct the work of section/unit staff; provide direction and expertise to other engineering professionals and engineering technicians; evaluate the professional and/or technical skills of assigned team members and assign work accordingly; communicate information clearly and concisely; prepare, interpret, use, and explain civil engineering plans, maps, specifications and standards and reports, communicate with the public, contractors, consultants, agency staff at all levels, and local government officials; interact with assigned worker, other agency employees, local government representatives, contractors, consultants, and the public.


CLosing 8/29/2019 11:59 PM Central


$33.50 Hourly


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