|Date Posted||September 23, 2022|
Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day. At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role. Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below. About the Indiana Department of Transportation: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state's quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. Salary: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,268.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience. Location: The location of this position is INDOT Lafayette. Role Overview: This position first primary function is to provide snow plow driver support to the district's winter/ice/snow operations during winter weather. The second primary function is to provide overall construction project oversight to construction & business activities for a highway construction project, primarily including project management duties relative to project scope adherence, project scheduling, construction quality and timeliness, project budget management, and construction team management of INDOT, contractor and consultant personnel; it also includes inspection & testing oversight to ensure Quality Assurance level adherence by the contractor to contract specifications and manage on-site INDOT testing capabilities necessary for required materials testing to gain materials acceptance. As transportation is an essential function, this position is critical to department operations focused on keeping our transportation system on line and operating when as the system requires repair, rehabilitation, replacement and/or expansion at various times. About the Job: Provide construction engineering services for project development and administration of construction contracts. Perform constructability reviews, interpret, recommend revisions, and ensure adherence to construction plans, contract documents, and specifications. Direct sampling and testing of construction materials. A Day in the Life: Ensures that both INDOT and contractor employees are performing work in a safe manner. Supervises assigned INDOT construction technicians. Ensures projects are completed in accordance with plans, specifications, and contract requirements as well as on-time and on-budget. Performs sampling and testing of construction materials or coordinates work of assigned technicians to do same. Attends construction status meetings. Provides clarifications as requested by contractors and recommends revisions as needed to meet the scope of the project. Reviews working and shop drawings provided by contractors, suppliers, and fabricators. Reviews construction schedules. Prepares inspection reports, progress reports, and other construction records. Makes progress payments to the contractor for work performed. Maintains all files related to project in an orderly and usable manner. Reviews and approves daily field reports prepared by assigned technicians. Prepares project specific responses to inquiries from local public officials, news organizations and other interested parties for the District Communications Director. Meets with property and business owners in the project area as needed to resolve access, drainage, and other issues that may arise during construction. Assists with the training of technicians. Performs other related duties as assigned. What You'll Need for Success: High School Graduate or equivalent required. Successful completion of HT academy coursework or equivalent post-secondary education in a related field preferred. Three years of experience in construction contract inspection preferred. One year of experience in construction contract administration preferred. Six months of experience in supervisory principles and techniques or equivalent training. Broad knowledge in construction material sampling and testing standards; and FHWA and INDOT test procedures pertaining to materials. Ability to read and interpret highway and bridge plans and to identify errors and omissions. Basic computer skill with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access). Ability to communicate effectively with staff, the public, Contractors, Consultants, other Department sections both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must have valid commercial driver's license (CDL) or ability to obtain within 90 days. Required to submit to, and pass, a drug test as a condition of employment. Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members. Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to: 150 hours of paid new parent leave Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years Education Reimbursement Program Group life insurance Referral Bonus program Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Free Parking for most positions Free LinkedIn Learning access Equal Employment Opportunity: The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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