Resident Engineer

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Resident Engineer


Roseburg, OR 



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Professional Engineer 2 – Resident Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Region 3
Southwest Area Construction Crew

The role:  
Join our team in Roseburg as a resident engineer! In this role, you will direct the development of outsourced contracts for highly complex construction projects and the contract administration of all approved construction contracts. You will also be the organizational expert in the management of construction and consultant design contracts and help mentor other staff. Apply today!
We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions and hope you will join us on our path to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an agency that embraces social equity through our values, strategic planning, and actions. Leaning into our equity priorities means we continually examine what we do, the impact we have, and our progress toward weaving social equity into who we are. To learn more about our social equity commitments, visit our Social Equity website
A day in the life:
  • Communicate with staff and contractors about construction project progress and issues.
  • Mentor and coach staff.
  • Build positive and professional working relationships with internal staff, local jurisdictions, stakeholders and the public.
  • Work closely with project development staff to coordinate design reviews and resolve constructability issues.
  • Coordinate written and oral communications to varying audiences both internally and externally.
  • Answer public inquiries.
  • Review plans, specification and contracts.
  • Ensure contract compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), environmental and other regulatory requirements.
  • Work directly with the manager on contract and personnel issues.
  • Ensure staff have proper training and equipment to perform their work safely and efficiently.
  • Participate in statewide meetings to support the region and other resident engineers.
  • Work requires being on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week (including holidays), frequent travel to remote construction sites, working around heavy traffic and construction equipment and working in adverse weather conditions.
  • 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, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Roseburg, 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 comity within six months of hire.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
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.  
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with a variety of audiences including internal and external partners.
  • Experience leading and working with multidiscipline teams with varying viewpoints and perspectives.
  • Experience related to transportation projects, highway construction and contract resolution.
  • Ability to use advanced engineering judgment and apply engineering principles in highly complex and controversial contract management situations.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring staff to build a positive work environment and a trusting, cohesive team.
Learn more and apply:
Our first application screening is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. We encourage interested applicants not to delay in applying.
Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer