Denver, Colorado, This position is only open to Colorado state residents. About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT’s core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit https://www.codot.gov/ to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp Life at CDOT during COVID-19 At CDOT, we have taken several measures to protect employee safety and health, while ensuring continuity of operations. Employees with the ability to perform their job duties from home are encouraged to do so. For those employees who are working on-site, facial coverings in public spaces and social distancing when possible are required. We will provide employees with masks, as needed. We have implemented frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures in our buildings and equipment. You can expect your interview to be done remotely and visitors to any CDOT building are required to pre-screen. You can rest assured that we are committed to doing our part to keep employees connected, healthy, safe, and productive during these challenging times. In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:
Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)
Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
10 paid holidays per year
Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services
State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance
State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan
Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans
Credit Union membership
Work life programs
State Employee Assistance programs at no cost
Tuition and certification reimbursement program
Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities
State employee discount programs
Free RTD EcoPass
To learn more about our benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation #LI-POST
DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
The Engineer-in Training I works in the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT's) Pavement Design Unit. The Unit conducts activities that increase the quality of pavements on Colorado's highway system; reviews proposed pavement designs for structural and economic adequacy and maintains specifications for quality control and quality assurance of materials incorporated into highway construction projects. The unit is also responsible for maintaining the Approved Products List; providing training, upgrades and support for the Site Manager Materials and Laboratory Information Management Systems (SMM/LIMS) and annually editing and publishing the Field Materials Manual, Laboratory Manual of Test Procedures, and the Pavement Mechanistic-Empirical Design Manual. Under the guidance and direction of a licensed Professional Engineer, the Engineer-in-Training I assists personnel in the Pavement Design Publication and Documentation work section; learns to assist in providing technical support on the statewide use of the AASHTO Pavement Materials Engineering (ME) Design software; assists with reviews of proposed pavement designs for structural adequacy and economic feasibility; assists in the development and maintenance of the specifications for quality control and quality assurance of materials incorporated into highway construction projects and assists in the implementation of new pavement design standards, life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) procedures and specifications, including alternate bids. Major Duties and responsibilities are performed under the guidance and supervision of Licensed Professional Engineer and include, but are not limited to:
Learns to provide technical support on the statewide use of CDOT's Pavement ME Design software including
Assists in the review and analysis of significant inputs used by AASHTOWare's Pavement Mechanistic – Empirical Design (PMED) software such as calibration coefficients, climate data, hot mix asphalt (HMA) or Portland cement (PCC) layer properties and thickness, and projected distress from submitted designs for adherence to the recommendations in the CDOT Pavement Design Manual.
Learns to analyze input values for the UserCost and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) RealCost software which includes lane configurations, range capacity values for types of project work, construction costs, and determination versus probabilistic data calculations.
Assists with technical support on the statewide use of AASHTOWare's Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tool (BcT) software.
Learns how to perform managerial oversite and coordination in the use of procedures, standardization, and workflow for pavement designs using AASHTOWare's Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tool (BcT) software.
Assists in coordinating BcT data collection through CDOT Falling Weight Deflection (FWD) equipment.
Learns to use software to perform loss of support analysis and load transfer efficiency calculations associated with CDOT's pavement design process.
Learns to coordinate, revise, and distribute the CDOT Pavement Design Manual and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) software.
Learns to analyze project pavement design data and confirm or make recommendations to the supervisor on the structural and economic feasibility of the proposed pavement structures.
Assists in monitoring the Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) for reconstruction projects or other projects and report discrepancies.
Learns how to modify the LCCA in accordance to the applicable section of the CDOT Pavement Design.
Learns how to make revisions and upgrades to the training course in pavement design and the LCCA.
Learns to review the annual submitted Quality System Manual (QSM) from the epoxy steel coater manufacturers for compliance with Colorado Procedure 11.
Other duties are required.
Work hours are primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
The employee in this position will work from home, as necessary, during the COVID-19 pandemic
Approximately 10% spent in the field, 90% spent in the office
Daytime travel by car during business hours
Occasional overnight travel throughout the state to assist with training and to assist Field Testers with entering test data into SiteManager/Laboratory Information Management System
Required to operate CDOT vehicles
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & APPEAL RIGHTS:
This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. Must have a Bachelor's Degree in engineering, preferably civil engineering, from an accredited college or university by the date of hire. Unless applying under Substitutions, a copy of your transcript(s) or NACES credential report must be submitted with your application (see Supplemental Information Section). Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Transcripts must show either:
A degree in Engineering has been conferred OR
Engineering coursework is in progress (we will consider December 2020 graduates)
Current enrollment as an Engineer Intern by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors.
Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers, and Professional Land Surveyors.
Conditions of Employment:
In addition to your transcript provided with your application, for those graduating in December 2020, a copy of your transcript that shows conferral of an engineering degree must be submitted by the date of hire.
It is a CDOT condition of employment that individuals hired to the class of Engineer-In-Training I must obtain enrollment as an Engineer Intern by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, hereafter referred to as the Board, within three years of appointment to the position. Individuals hired to the class of Engineer-In-Training I must also obtain licensure as a professional engineer by the Board within eight years of appointment to the position.
Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Exceptional Applicant will be will be an engineering graduate with proven ability or accomplishment in the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
Experience ensuring compliance with applicable policies, laws, rules, regulations and/or requirements;
Strong data management and data analysis skills and experience;
Familiarity or experience with pavement design
Familiarity or experience with AASHTO Pavement Materials Engineering (ME) Design software and/or other pavement design software;
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Strong time and project management skills, including organizational and multi-tasking skills;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Strong customer service skills;
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Excellent oral and written communication skills including facilitation and presentation skills and experience;
Excellent research skills;
Passion for safety;
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Familiarity or experience with FHWARealCost software, AASHTOWare's Pavement ME Deflection Data Analysis and Backcalculation Tool (BcT) software;
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Gmail, with the ability to quickly learn other software systems.
Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from " state.co.us " and " firstname.lastname@example.org " addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website. Complete Applications must include the following documents: 1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement) 2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application) 3) A copy of your official or unofficial up-to-date transcript showing either current enrollment or that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) 4) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) 5) A Cover Letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT (please attach to your online application or you may email it to DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected. Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application. Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement: If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant. The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration. Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list. Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2 . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. ADAAA Accommodation: CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Emily Harp at Emily.Harp@state.co.us or call 303-757-9738. YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE. EHarp (SAP #50004220/PCR #37584)