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State of Montana Bridge Area Engineer #50007 in Helena, Montana

Job Overview:

This position is a Bridge Projects Design Manager within a given District. The position is responsible for managing the progress of all preconstruction activities for several concurrently ongoing bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects, and bridge and structures activities in other Highway projects in that District. The position is responsible for managing, developing, and documenting the preconstruction activities from project assignment to contract award including project risk assessments, working with stakeholders, initiating appropriate public involvement, as well as overseeing the structural engineering, design, and preparation of bridge plans, special provisions and cost estimates. This position reports to the Bridge Design Engineer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

_Bridges and Structures Project Management


Responsible for project scope development, project schedule, engineering analysis and oversight of design activities to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and with quality to meet the purpose and need of projects, and in accordance with all engineering, environmental, Departmental and regulatory requirements. Assign staff, assemble design teams, prioritize tasks, make decisions, provide technical expertise and coordinate with other bureaus, sections, and District personnel in support of Bridge project development and structures portions of other Highway projects.

_Staff Supervision


Provides technical and general supervision to assigned design staff in order to ensure accurate and professional design applications and consistency for District projects by providing leadership, supervision, training, and performance evaluations.

_Technical Consultation and Expertise


Provide professional engineering advice and design information to assist the Construction Bureau and District Offices in project completion. Provide assistance and advice to construction crews in the interpretation and application of original design plans. This work ensures that actual project designs are in compliance with original plans and applicable regulations. Develop engineering alternatives and innovative approaches to construction design problems (e.g., unexpected site or environmental conditions, design flaws, safety concerns, aesthetic problems, etc.). This involves advanced engineering design, research, and coordination among various MDT work units to identify and resolve construction or design deficiencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The required knowledge and skills are acquired through education at least equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related engineering field with an emphasis on structural design.

This position requires a minimum of 1 year of experience in bridge structure design and engineering.

This position requires a minimum of 1 year of supervision, team lead experience, or equivalent education in an approved management development course.

Certifications, licensure, or other credentials include: Professional Engineering license in the State of Montana, or through comity at time of hire.

Alternative qualifications include: Any combination of additional related work experience and education equivalent to the minimum qualifications.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application package, to include acopy of transcripts(unofficial copies are acceptable), and acover letter(addressing information outlined below).

Thecover lettermust address the following:

  1. Describe your leadership and management experience and philosophies.

  2. Describe your progressive experience as it relates to the essential functions of the Bridge Design Section. (The essential functions include bridge / structural engineering, preparation of construction contract documents, working with multi-disciplinary teams, and other functions as listed in the Job Description)

Other Important Information:

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed job description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. If you would like a full copy of the Job Profile, please contact the HR Generalist.

The Montana Department of Transportation is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. All required application materials must be submitted by midnight on the closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact the HR office at 406.444.6054.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Women and minorities are underrepresented in this category and are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

Job: *Engineering

Title: Bridge Area Engineer #50007

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 19142224