Roadway Engineer – Consulting Coordinator

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Nebraska Department of Transportation
Lincoln, NE, United States

Phone: 4024794841
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Roadway Engineer – Consulting Coordinator


Lincoln, NE 


$34.17 - $50.37

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Job Description:

Are you interested in working on a variety of projects with people from different teams and backgrounds? Then come join our team at the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT)!

Our Consultant Coordinator position will engage you on projects from maintenance to new construction, while working with a variety of groups from consultants to our environmental teams and our Districts. You will gain valuable experience learning how NDOT takes projects from concept to construction and providing safe and reliable transportation systems to the traveling public.

At the Nebraska Department of Transportation, we reward your hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

• State-matched retirement contribution of 156%
• 13 paid holidays
• Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
• A culture that embraces work-life balance
• Military leave
• Tuition reimbursement program
• Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
• Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
• Training and development based on your career aspirations
• Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
• Employee Assistance Program
• Fun, inviting teammates
• Free parking

If unable to fill at the Professional Engineer I level, will consider applicants at the Engineer level which requires a bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline. Must obtain Engineer Intern Enrollment (Engineering in Training Certification) within one year of employment. Pay rate for this classification is $29.977 per hour.

Pay rate may be commensurate with education and/or experience within fiscal constraints, if approved.

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Examples of Work

• Evaluate project programming documents to assist in the development of scopes of services and maintain project schedule.
• Review project programming documents. Monitor the completion of legal agreements and contracts for NDOT, consultants, railroads, and utility companies.
• Review road, street, and bridge project plans and computations, submitted by the consultant, for conformance to NDOT standards, policies, and generally accepted design and construction principles.
• Represent NDOT Roadway Design at pre-programming, project, and environmental scoping, progress, coordination, plan-in-hand, and public meetings, often conducted at project sites.
• Monitor the progress of assigned projects from initiation to letting.
• Identify and assess risks to project delivery and coordinate with the necessary agency staff to develop and implement risk mitigation strategies.
• Review various documents produced during the design phase for accuracy and completion.,
• Prepare reports for management review.
• Review project quantities and submit for preparation of project cost estimates.
• Review requests for proposals and all required consultant selection documentation to ensure project details are accurate.
• Review road, street, and bridge project plans and computations, submitted by the consultant, for conformance to NDOT standards, policies, and generally accepted design and construction principles.
• Advise the Consultant of non-conformance issues, documentation requirements, information needs, and requested plan changes.
• Aid the Consultant in addressing design, construction, compliance, or related issues that arise during any phase of the Roadway Design project; facilitate reasonable determinations and beneficial solutions to the issues.
• Maintain Roadway Design project master files and electronic databases to ensure required correspondence, concurrences, permits, authorizations, agreements, and documents are present and organized.
• Prepare Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) submittal package for review by the NDOT Construction Division, PS&E Section; coordinate PS&E required changes to the contract documents with the Consultant.
• Contact and discuss project progress with the consultant to maintain status updates for key project activities; review status and discuss options with the consultant to meet scheduled deadlines and to ensure Roadway Design projects proceed toward project delivery.
• Participate in NDOT agency, division, and section meetings, as needed.
• Complete special projects, such as process reviews, as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline. Must obtain Engineer Intern Enrollment (Engineering in Training Certification) within one year of employment.

Professional Engineer I:
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline. 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 the time of employment or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of employment. 

• Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska.
• Five years’ experience in roadway design and/or highway construction.
• Experience in project coordination and scheduling.
• Prior experience leading and/or assisting in the development of projects being prepared for a NEPA Environmental Impact Statement or Environmental Assessment.
• Experience communicating technical information and instructions to diverse groups including internal and external teammates at all levels, the public, and representatives of other governmental branches and jurisdictions.

• Must sit for PE at the first opportunity. 
• Engineering degrees must be from an EAC/ABET-accredited program (or evaluated by NCEES as equivalent).
• Regular and reliable attendance.
• Overnight travel will be required on occasion.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, both verbally and in written form, with individuals and different levels within an organization or the public.
• Ability to read, understand, and interpret project plans, agreements, and other contract documents.
• Knowledge of Nebraska Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards Minimum Design Standards, AASHTO Design Policy, ADA Accessibility guidelines, State and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines applicable to highway projects, general transportation related engineering, design, and construction principles such as surveys, drainage design, geometrics, roads, bridges, and culverts.
• Strong organization skills
• Ability to facilitate effective meetings or discussions to resolve project issues.

NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.