Announcement: ODOT18-2662ocA Specifications Engineer – Professional Engineer 1 Highway Division – Technical Services and Engineering Salem
We are recruiting for a specifications engineer to join our dynamic Office of Project Letting in Salem. This position ensures that construction specifications comply with ODOT, state, federal, and Department of Justice (DOJ) standards, policies, and requirements.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
Augment: This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement ODOT18-2662oc. If you have previously applied for this position, you do not need to re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration.
Additional Details: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and maintain the Oregon standard specifications for construction, related boilerplate special provisions, and bid item list.
Review specification documents prepared by technical resources, ODOT staff, and local agency and consultant staff.
Meet with document submitters to develop resolutions.
Recommend acceptance, provide advice, and recommend revisions to specification documents.
Interpret and apply state, federal, and DOJ policies, standards, and requirements.
Provide technical advice and recommendations related to specification-related issues.
Research and develop specification documents that apply to transportation construction projects.
Assist in managing and maintaining the ODOT specification and writing style guide.
Assist in developing and delivering instruction and training on specification writing.
Represent the Specification Unit and participate on committees related to specification document development.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
Experience reviewing detailed contract specifications for compliance with state, federal, and legal directives.
Experience writing contract specifications.
Work is performed in a typical office environment with daily use of a computer.
Work is frequently completed under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
Occasional travel required to construction sites, consultant offices, local municipal office and seminar presentations and training.
Must maintain professional working relationships with management staff, technical staff, region staff, consultants, other governmental entities, and public stakeholders.
Minimum Qualifications: A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Special Qualifications: Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).
Learn More and Apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018.
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ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Internal Number: ODOT18-2662oc
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.