Bring your hydraulic engineering expertise to our team! As our senior bridge hydraulic engineer, you will be responsible for the Bridge Hydraulics Program and also serve as the Statewide Project Delivery Branch expert for bridge hydraulics and bridge scour matters.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Define, develop and manage the Bridge Hydraulics Program.
Develop and maintain scour action plan for scour critical bridges.
Identify and recommend projects for the Statewide Project Improvement Program (STIP) and Major Bridge Maintenance Program.
Represent the agency on national or regional technical committees.
Develop design standards and consultant contract templates for hydraulic evaluation of bridges and culverts.
Compile operation and design manuals.
Coordinate with the Geo-Environmental Section and within the agency on hydraulic standards development.
Assist regional technical centers with consultation on complex hydraulics issues.
Develop and implement training programs and prepare and deliver engineering seminars, workshops and presentations.
Develop and administer the quality assurance plan for hydraulics evaluation and reports.
Assist in technical dispute resolution.
Evaluate innovative methods for application to agency projects and new engineering materials, techniques and processes.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment using a computer.
This position typically travels up to twice a month to regional technical centers – this may require walking on rough terrain, in channels or near heavy construction equipment.
What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment.
Colleagues who are passionate about public service.
Work/life balance and 10 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules and competitive benefits packages. Click here to visit our full benefits website.
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering and three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience. Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience performing hydraulic analysis of bridges using 1D and 2D models supported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (e.g., HEC-RAS and SRH-2D).
Experience performing hydraulic analysis of culverts using FHWA’s HY-8 computer program.
Experience using computer programs for water surface profile, scour analysis and scour countermeasures in accordance with FHWA standards.
Experience with MS Access and Structured Query language (SQL) databases.
Experience providing design recommendations to meet streambed and stream bank stabilization requirements.
Experience conducting hydrological analysis for riverine systems.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 19, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Internal Number: REQ-20190
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.