Construction Specialist - Consultant Projects

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Construction Specialist - Consultant Projects


La Grande, OR 


$4,750 - $7,366

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Civil Engineering Specialist 2 – Construction Specialist - Consultant Projects
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division - Region 5
Construction Section
La Grande or Ontario

Salary Range: $4,750 - $7,366
The role:  
We are seeking an experienced assistant resident engineer – consultant projects to lead the work of contractors and ensure the safety of highway construction. You will be responsible for administering projects delivered by consultants for transportation project work. Bring your skills and join our team in region 5. Apply today!
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.
A day in the life:
  • Administer consultant and construction contracts including design and construction of structures, highways, traffic signals, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, and buildings.
  • Coordinate inspection activities on highway construction projects.
  • Assist in contract administration functions assuring quality and quantity documentation is completed.
  • Assist and prepare price adjustments for non-specification material and work.
  • Provide oversite of consultants and contractors to assure disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) compliance on projects.
  • Monitor project engineering, consultant, and construction budgets.
  • Initiate, negotiate, prepare, review, and develop estimates and justifications for proposed contract change orders (CCO), work orders (WO), and state force orders (SFO).
  • Anticipate and resolve project issues.
  • Represent projects at public meetings and local civic groups.
  • Drive to project sites to review progress and address problems.
  • Perform most work outdoors, with exposure to hazards of traffic, construction equipment, construction site safety hazards, and all-weather conditions.
  • Hybrid remote work may be available, with manager approval.
  • 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 La Grande, Oregon!
 What we need:
Five years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience. One year of this experience must have been independently planning and completing assignments.
A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Surveying or Transportation-related Engineering and two years of civil or transportation-related engineering or surveying experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.  
  • Experience in interpreting highway and bridge construction procedures and practices.
  • Knowledge of mathematics, land surveying methods and Microsoft computer software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in coordinating inspection activities on complex highway construction projects.
 Learn more and apply: 
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2023. 
Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website. 
Questions? Call 503-400-5327 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer