Share this Job


We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The State of Illinois is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Further, federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, interview for a job, or for any other activity related to the hiring process. Examples of reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to, making a change to the application process (if possible), providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status). To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  May 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62764

Job Requisition ID:  27576

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 06/23/2023 
Salary:   $5,430 - $9,000 MONTHLY  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   2  
Plan/BU:   NR916 - Protech Teamsters  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire a Repair Plans Engineer.


The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.


Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:

  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas.
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually.
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually.
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually.
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program and/or mental health resources


We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the structural analysis and design of bridge repair and rehabilitation projects, the review of structural repair designs prepared by others, structural investigations of deteriorated and damaged structures, and the preparation of emergency repair plans.


Annual projects:              75 - 100
Contract value:               $2,500,000 - $5,000,000


This position reports to the Repair Plans Group Leader. There are no subordinates reporting to this position.

This position has the responsibility for performing the structural analysis and design of repairs and rehabilitation of structures. These structures may require detailed analysis and the development of unique and innovative repairs as well as solutions to many structural engineering problems. The incumbent operates within an environment of ensuring that repairs to damaged or deteriorated structures are designed economically, are structurally sound, and provide the traveling public with the least amount of inconvenience. S/He may be required to perform structural inspections and investigations of deteriorated or damaged structures and to prepare associated reports.


Typical problems encountered by the incumbent include the necessity to develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of structural engineering theories and principles so that s/he can design structural repairs. Repairs and retrofits designed by the incumbent are unique and the structure types vary in size and complexity. The greatest challenge faced by the incumbent is keeping abreast of the advancements in the various facets of bridge work through continued pursuance of information on bridge design, construction procedures, construction equipment, and fabrication and welding technology. The incumbent is also challenged to prepare or review emergency repair plans in the shortest possible time while ensuring structural integrity.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent is personally responsible for the preparation of structural repair plans for routine maintenance or structures damaged by vehicles or river traffic, and the review of repair and retrofit plans and documents prepared by other members of the Bridge Investigations and Repair Plans Unit or by the districts. S/He is responsible for the design of detailed structural repairs for deficiencies found during the annual state line joint maintenance inspections of border bridges and in-depth inspections of major structures within the state of Illinois. The incumbent also reviews and recommends approval and/or disapproval of contractor proposals for shoring, bracing, and jacking.


Under general supervision, the incumbent is guided by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications and current interim specifications and applicable departmental policies. The incumbent must refer to the Repair Plans Group Leader for the resolution of problems concerning actual or potential deviations from accepted design practices, policies, specifications, and procedures.


The incumbent has internal contact with the districts when resolving structural problems occurring in the field. S/He also has frequent contact with the Bridge Ratings and Permit Unit and the Bridge Management and Inspection Unit in the Structural Services Section as well as the Bridge Design Section and Bridge Planning Section. The incumbent also will have occasional contacts with consultants or contractors doing work with the state. Occasional statewide travel with overnight stays is required.


The effectiveness of this position can be measured by the technical expertise displayed by the incumbent in the analyses required for the completion of repair projects, the incumbent’s ability to solve varied types of structural engineering problems, and by the timely completion of assigned projects.

Principal Accountabilities

1.   Develops structural repairs for varied types of structures which incorporate innovative repair procedures with current methods and technology.


2.   Prepares emergency repair plans for structures damaged by vehicles or river traffic.


3.   Reviews repair and retrofit details prepared by others in the Structural Services Section or by district personnel.


4.   Performs the structural analysis of defects discovered on structures.


5.   Performs field investigations of damaged or deteriorated structures and recommends corrective action.


6.   Reviews and recommends approval or disapproval of contract proposals for shoring, bracing, and jacking.


7.   Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules. Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.


8.   Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited college OR
  • Master's degree in engineering OR
  • Engineer Intern license in the state of Illinois
  • 43 months of civil engineering experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Occasional statewide travel with overnight stays


Position Desirables

  • Thorough knowledge of bridge design
  • Knowledge of construction and maintenance practices
  • Knowledge of inspection technology
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects with variable emergency repair characteristics
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with departmental staff, consultants, and contractors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Work Hours:  8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 2300 S Dirksen Pkwy Springfield, IL 62764-0001  

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Bureau of Bridges and Structures


Job Family:  Transportation; Public Safety; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  



Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:



Nearest Major Market: Springfield