Resident Engineer - Consultant Projects - Rose Quarter

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Resident Engineer - Consultant Projects - Rose Quarter


Portland, OR 



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Professional Engineer 2 – Resident Engineer – Consultant Projects – Rose Quarter
Oregon Department of Transportation
Operations – Urban Mobility Office

The role:  
Bring your engineering expertise to our Urban Mobility Office and the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project as a resident engineer – consultant projects! In this role, you will direct all activities necessary in developing and monitoring outsourced contracts for highly complex highway construction projects and the contract administration of all Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) approved construction contracts.
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.
This is a limited duration appointment that is expected to end on or before two years from date of hire. Limited duration appointments are benefits eligible and have a designated maximum length of service. This position has the potential to become permanent.
A day in the life:
  • Meet with contractors/consultants regularly to plan and coordinate work and resolve project issues.
  • Maintain communication flow with other state offices, contractors, consultants, Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA), local and other public agencies on construction contract issues.
  • Monitor contractor Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), On-the-job training (OJT), and subcontractor compliance.
  • Direct and assist staff in reviewing and analyzing consultant’s project schedules and other required submittals to ensure they meet contract requirements and restrictions.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly contractor/consultant progress payment estimates for work performed each month and review estimate with contractors/consultants.
  • Manage contract change issues.
  • Plan, prepare and document the consultant’s monthly plan for workforce balancing of engineers, technicians, surveyors, clerical and other staff required to deliver the assigned construction projects.
  • Represent management in developing outsourcing contracts for complex highway construction projects.
  • Participate in vendor selection process by evaluating vendor proposals and making selection recommendations.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with occasional travel required.
  • Remote work options include full time remote work opportunities with monthly in-person check ins or a hybrid work environment.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email  
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon
What we need:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience.

Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six (6) months of hire.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must possess and maintain a valid driver license and acceptable driving record. Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Advanced engineering judgement and ability to apply engineering principles in highly complex and controversial contract management situations.
  • Experience developing outsourcing contracts and negotiation costs for complex highway construction projects, including those associated with alternative contracting techniques such as design-build, CM/GC or A+B (+C).
  • Ability to apply expertise in a number of engineering disciplines to identify and resolve unique and unusual contract administration problems for which no internal precedent exists. 
  • Experience developing/tracking project controls for alternative delivery projects, such as design-build, CM/GC or A+B (+C)
Learn more and apply:
Our next application screening is scheduled for 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer