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Date:  Jun 3, 2021

Collinsville, IL, US, 62234-6102

Job Requisition ID:  3877

Agency:  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time:  06/17/2021 
Salary:   $6,445 - $10,210 Monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  NR916 




Technical Applications PM1080 (rev 3/8/21) must be received by the Bureau of Personnel Management, Room 113, 2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL  62764 (Fax# 217/557-3134) or emailed to DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@Illinois.gov by the closing date listed above.  A copy of each applicant’s ACTIVE Illinois Professional Engineer License must accompany application for this position.   Please visit https://idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to download the Technical Application PM1080.

Please indicate IPR#45014 on the Technical Application PM1080.
*This position is covered by the Revolving Door Prohibition Policy.

Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire a Field 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. 

Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; tuition reimbursement; flexible schedules; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.

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 accountable for managing local agency proposals for expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax (MFT), state and federal transportation funds; recommending approval of Phase I, II and III engineering documents; and for final inspection of completed projects to assure compliance with federal and state requirements.
This position reports to the Local Roads and Streets Engineer.  No subordinates report directly to this position; however, this position may oversee seasonal employees.  The Field Engineer provides extensive supervision of local agency projects, including the expenditure and control of funds.
This position aligns the mission of the district Bureau of Local Roads and Streets with the state’s responsibilities to administer the use of federal and state transportation funds for local transportation projects.  In carrying out these responsibilities in both urban and rural environments, this position personally reviews expenditures of funds for projects and recommends approval to the Regional Engineer; recommends approval of engineering documents for construction and maintenance programs; communicates design criteria eligibility and funding for projects with local officials and engineering consultants; reviews engineering agreements, bridge inspection reports and maintenance programs; provides general supervision of maintenance projects including traffic control; supervises Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) and Township Bridge lettings; reviews contracts, material acceptances, authorizations to change contracts, final pay estimates and final financial reports, and recommends approval to the Regional Engineer.  Additionally, the position conducts final inspection of completed projects and periodic maintenance inspections, investigates and resolves complaints, and causes discrepancies found by MFT documentation technicians to be corrected.  This position is unique in that all responsibilities must be accomplished with agencies outside the control of the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
Typical problems include accomplishing responsibilities which are dependent on activities performed by personnel not under the incumbent’s direct supervision, motivating local agencies to provide maximum transportation services, and keeping oneself technically and professionally qualified in the areas of highway transportation ranging from project inception to project close out.  The greatest challenge to this position is to get local agency projects initiated and completed in a timely and efficient manner, and in compliance with federal and state guidelines, while serving in an advisory role.
The incumbent shall be familiar with all aspects of routine traffic control procedures associated with maintenance and traffic field activities and shall be provided necessary training covering these procedures from the district Traffic Control Supervisor as required.  During the course of official travels throughout the district, the incumbent shall visually observe all maintenance and traffic field activities encountered.  In the event improper or unsafe traffic control is observed, it is the responsibility of the incumbent to immediately notify the project supervisor and advise the supervisor of the observed deficiency or unsafe activity.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent exercises considerable independent engineering judgment in carrying out his/her duties. He/she operates within the wide parameters of the Bureau of Local Roads and Streets Manual, the IDOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, the Illinois Highway Code, and various state statutes involving local agencies.
The incumbent coordinates his/her activities with other affected agencies and, in doing this, has frequent contacts with outside agencies such as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and East-West Gateway Council of Governments; other bureaus within the Office of Highways Project Implementation such as central Bureau of Local Roads, Bureau of Design and Environment, and the Office of Planning and Programming; and all areas within the District 8 office including the Bureaus of Project Implementation, Program Development, and Operations.  The incumbent attends local governmental meetings to instruct and advise local officials in MFT laws and procedures.  This position involves daily travel throughout the district with occasional, state-wide overnight travel.  
The effectiveness of this position can be measured by the accomplishment of the local program within his/her area of jurisdiction; by local agency compliance with federal and state guidelines; by his/her ability to maintain harmonious relations with local agencies which help produce results and by the effectiveness with which local agencies use available federal and state funds.

Principal Accountabilities

1. Reviews and recommends for approval local agencies’ requests for expenditure of MFT, Township Bridge Program, and other state and federal transportation funds.
2. Reviews and recommends for approval Phase I, II, & III engineering documents for local agency construction projects involving MFT, Township Bridge Program, and other state and federal transportation funds.
3. Serves as primary agent to carry out the state’s transportation responsibilities with local agencies.
4. Ensures proper control and expenditure of MFT, Township Bridge Program, and other state and federal transportation funds.
5. Maintains technical and professional competence in areas of highway transportation ranging from project inception to close out.
6. Ensures local agency compliance with state and federal guidelines.
7. Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules.  Performs all duties in a manner conductive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements
• Current registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois
• Five years of experience in civil engineering
• Valid driver's license
• Daily travel within the district
• Occasional overnight, state-wide travel
Position Desirables
• Supervisory experience
• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering
• Extensive knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of public works
• Ability to direct the work of other engineers
• Ability to supervise the preparation of complete engineering plans and specifications
• Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with departmental staff
• Strong oral and written communication skills

Work Hours:  8:00 - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday 

Work Location:  Collinsville - 1102 Eastport Plaza Dr 

Office: Office of Highways Project Implementation/Region 5/District 8/Project Implementation

Agency Contact:  DOT.CO.BPM.EmploymentApplications@Illinois.gov

Job Function:  Transportation 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition

We are currently transitioning our application process away from paper process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned please follow the directions below when applying to this position.


Please visit the IDOT website at http://www.idot.illinois.gov/about-idot/employment-opportunities/employment/index to obtain the required bid forms and application forms.