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  • 510408
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 15 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  205 S. 17th Avenue,  Phoenix,  AZ 85007

This position may be available for remote work within Arizona (1 days per week in the office).

Posting Details:

Salary: $61,475.00 - $71,475.00 

The anticipated salary for this position is: $66,477.84

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Design Section Leader, the Transportation Engineering Specialist performs a wide variety of engineering duties using computer aided design and detailing systems (CADD). This position performs design and review of bridges and other highway structures and production of design and construction documents, including shop drawings, false-work, safety and practical concerns, plans, estimates, reports and manuals. The Transportation Engineering Specialist also assists field personnel with construction issues of bridges and structures.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develops and prepares bridge construction plans by utilizing CADD. Checks the accuracy of structural design details on the construction plans. Confers with the project engineer in acceptance of construction documents. Coordinates details with other project plan sheets for correctness, consistency and compatibility.

  • Analyzes structural design for bridges, earth retaining structures, hydraulic structures and highway signing and lighting support structures.

  • Computes quantities of materials or services needed for construction projects. Calculates and compiles unit cost data and other information on bridges.

  • Reviews construction shop drawings and falsework drawings. Attends field meetings to resolve bridge construction issues. May drive a state vehicle in the course of state business.

  • Attends project team meetings and design field reviews and participates in problem solving and decision making. Attends professional seminars and conferences and complies and disseminates highly technical information.

  • Analyzes structure using state of the art computer software to determine load ratings.

  • Reviews and recommends approval of structural plans and supporting documents prepared by consulting engineers.

  • Write detailed bridge reports based on research, analysis and evaluation of complex engineering data.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the location, design, construction and maintenance of a state highway system

  • Agency organization and functions of the work units

  • Federal and State statutes and agency standards, rules and regulations applicable to bridge design

  • Safety practices and procedures

  • Structural detailing practices of CADD


Skills in:

  • Evaluating and interpreting technical engineering records and reports

  • Utilizing bridge engineering design and CADD software

  • Interpersonal relations and in oral and written communications


Ability to:

  • Check or verify calculations on quantity summaries for highway construction bid items

  • Inspect construction in progress to assure conformance with specifications

  • Effectively utilize PC applications software

  • Examine and verify numeric data and specifications on source documents by recalculating computations using geometry or trigonometry

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, preferably with a major in structural engineering.
Experience practicing in bridge design or in structural design.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.