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Design Engineering Manager

Date Posted:  Dec 3, 2023
Requisition ID:  430826

Greenfield, IN, US, 46140


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: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $93,002.00.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Greenfield District.


Role Overview: This position serves as the Manager of the Office of In-House Design by providing leadership and directing all functions performed by In-House Design Section by assigning and monitoring work assignments. Position coordinates and promotes new and ongoing training for office personnel and ensures establishment and implementation of individual training programs.  Position establishes work priorities for the In-House Design Engineering team. Role provides Quality Analysis/Quality Control for all projects designed by In-House Design. Extensive knowledge of civil engineering and ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, plans, specifications and related data. Familiarity with State of  Indiana Design Manual a plus. Prefer 5 years of experience in design engineering and at least 2 years of managerial experience.

About the Job:

As the Highway Engineer, you will be responsible for managing  engineering policies and procedures affecting operations, maintenance. This role facilitates and coordinates unique or controversial projects that may have significant statewide impact on major organizational programs. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Supervise and manage a team of engineers by assigning tasks, monitoring work progress, and evaluating the delivery of assigned work.
  • Participate in the development of goals for the division’s strategic plan, assists in preparing division budgets, and leads an engineering team.
  • Provide the agency with technical expertise and training in INDOT approved techniques and practices.
  • Monitor programs and/or design drawings to ensure policy and best practices are actively deployed.
  • Coordinate with multi-jurisdictional governmental units and/or officials (i.e., Federal Highway Administration, local authorities, and county officials), consultants, private industries and general public relating to the agency’s activities.
  • Interact with INDOT districts to provide support and ensure adherence to policy objectives.
  • Represent the agency on national/state/local professional engineering and/or various internal and/or external committees.
  • Assure accurate and timely updating of management information systems as they relate to the delivery of the program, and assures their business rules, policies, and procedures are implemented and maintained as standard business practice in their designated work environments.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are require this position. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned over time.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Must have a Professional Engineer license in Indiana
  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited school.
  • Must have an Indiana driver’s license.
  • Broad knowledge of civil engineering and professional practices.
  • Ability to work specifically with technical and computer networks.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction, maintenance and methods obtained through field experience.
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret a wide variety of contracts, plans, laws, administrative rules, and regulations.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of state-of-the-art methods, materials and procedures for cost effective highway construction, maintenance, and traffic operations.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the District.
  • Basic knowledge of Agency.
  • Must be able to read and interpret specifications, standards and policy and apply to operations.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, able to build relationships and establish creditability.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems and satisfy expectations.

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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