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  • 513609
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Nov 30 2022 at 23:55 MST


Driving the future of transportation with a diverse and innovative team
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Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $124,252.24 - $134,252.24 

The anticipated salary for this position is: $129,252.24

Grade: 30

Job Summary:

Are you interested in an environment where leaders foster a culture based on respect for people and continuous improvement?   ADOT leaders model a collaborative, problem solving, and coaching based culture focused on employee engagement and development. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they sustain an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment. ADOT leaders are visible and present, demonstrating: We are One ADOT

This position is responsible for leading, organizing, and directing the on-time delivery of bridge design projects and structure construction assistance, along with managing the bridge maintenance program necessary to provide and maintain safe and functional bridges and drainage structures on Arizona highways for the IDO Bridge Group. This position models ADOT values through leading, coaching and developing problem solvers to implement and sustain a continuous improvement culture. Leaders are accountable, transparent, and communicative as they foster an inclusive, diverse, and safe environment.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leads and manages the execution of the development design document process while meeting on-time delivery of the 5-year transportation plan with all bridge design staff, Group Managers, federal agencies, and consultant partners with support from the IDO Division Director and the Deputy State Engineer for Design.

  • Leads by coaching and developing employees, including continuous improvement practices and principles.

  • Leads continuous improvement initiatives through Arizona Management System (AMS). Participates in team-based formal and informal efforts to make ADOT/IDO more effective and efficient.

  • Leads and manages the investigation of new technology, tools, and procedures to establish, monitor, and improve goals for future direction, resources, and budget.

  • Coaches subordinate managers/supervisors and staff to prepare needed reports, documents, guidelines, technical memos, and standards. Approves deliverables after reviewing and correcting.

  • Leads, manages, and implements policies guidelines, procedures, and/or administrative directives from State Engineer’s Office or through Development Group Leader interaction.

  • Manages and monitors Group budget expenditures and plan for future needs to assure funds are not exceeded.

  • Represents IDO Bridge Group with representatives of FHWA, AASHTO, NCHRP, group leaders, consultants, contractors, other government and private sector stakeholders to discuss, inform, and resolve bridge related issues. Will drive a state vehicle in the course of state business.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Civil engineering principles and skill in application for analysis of bridge structures to establish sound policies and guidelines and make sound decisions on bridge issues for new construction and for rehabilitation and repair of the existing inventory

  • Management methods and procedures to lead a highly professional and technical staff in order to meet project and program schedules and requirements

  • Federal and State statutes and standards, regulations, policies and procedures to provide consistency, quality and sound legal basis for desired results

  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite


Skills in:

  • Time management, oral and written communication, and making independent engineering judgement

  • Leading timely completion of projects

  • Leaderships styles and methods

  • Relationship building with team and internal/external stakeholders


Ability to:

  • Coach and develop employees, including continuous improvement practices and principles

  • Accomplish the Agency’s mission and goals within allocated resources

  • Prioritize workloads of the group, meet projected target deadlines and gain consensus in the team environment

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Experience with bridge design, construction, and maintenance.

15+ years of related experience demonstrating progression of increasing leadership responsibilities.

A Masters degree in structural engineering is desirable.

Completion of an FHWA approved comprehensive training course in safety inspection of In-Service bridges is desirable.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona (Civil) or eligible for reciprocity AND a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering AND 5 to 10 years of experience in bridge engineering with supervisory experience.

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


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.