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  • 509746
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 15 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  205 S 17th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,354-$71,354 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

Review plans, specifications, and estimates (verify quantity take-offs and unit prices) for all assigned construction projects. Estimate construction costs and contract time for all assigned construction projects. Prepare contract documents and advertise for heavy highway construction projects and other transportation-related projects as needed. Assure that assigned projects adhere to project requirements including coordination activities and project schedules. Assure that all projects are constructible, biddable, and awardable. Evaluate and prioritize assignments and expedite critical projects. Research and write special provisions/item specifications. Participate in decision-making with project team members (internal and external) to resolve document inconsistencies, errors, conflicts, and missing information. Provide project status updates on a weekly basis, or as requested by the supervisor/management. Work with State Agency personnel, FHWA officials, local agency representatives, and consultant engineers to acquire information to finalize highway projects for approval, advertisement, and construction. Upon advertisement, collect and compile all the bid documents to upload to the website. Participate in identifying process improvements, lessons learned, and adhere with continuous improvement culture and the Arizona Management System (AMS). Assist supervisor with the training of new staff and EITs during their rotations in the Contracts & Specifications Section (C&S).

Job Duties:

Review plans, specifications, and bid schedules to make sure they are constructible, biddable, and awardable. Evaluate and prioritize assignments, expedite critical projects.

Verify quantity take-offs and unit prices to estimate the costs of construction projects during the development process. Confirm the adequacy of the project budget and the amount of construction funds obligated. In addition, the estimate will be used to determine a reasonable value for the advertised work. Also, finalize the contract time with the design team and the district.

Attend project progress meetings, work with State agency personnel, FHWA officials, local agency representatives, and consultant engineers to acquire information to finalize highway projects for approval, advertisement, and construction. Act as lead in the absence of supervisor. Assist supervisor with the training of new staff and EITs during their rotation in C&S.

Collect construction bidding documents and compile contract documents. Review bid packages and contract documents for accuracy, consistency, and deficiencies prior to uploading to the website. Work on contractor question responses and addendums during advertisement and justification of award/rejection.

Prepare, research, and write special provisions to address specific project needs that are not covered in the Standard Specifications.

Provide project status update reports on a weekly basis or as needed, identify and participate in process improvement efforts.

Review plans, Special Provisions, and Bid Schedules to make sure that all work elements have a method of measurement and basis for payment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of civil engineering

Highway design and construction

Computational and adjustment factors to be applied in the review and analysis of engineering data related to the area of assignment

Proficiency in use of computer programs available within the work unit, e.g. Microsoft Word, Google Suite, and Excel applications

Federal and State Statutes and Agency Standards

Policies and Procedures applicable to the area of assignment

Skills In:

Oral and written communications

Organizing and prioritizing work assignments

Researching, reading, and interpreting a variety of technical engineering documents such as highway plans, Earthwork Report, Geotechnical Report, and Material Design Memo/Report

Organizational skills, managing time effectively, and performing under pressure

Analyzing and evaluating a wide variety of engineering data

Independent thinking and decision making

Ability to:

Recognizing potential problems and resolving them

Estimating complex heavy construction projects

Understanding and writing highway construction specifications

Demonstrating awareness of the impact of incomplete or misleading specifications

Analyzing highway plans, record drawings (or as-built plans) and designs

Being adaptive, collaborative, and a team player that is willing to help others while maintaining a professional interpersonal relationship with all internal and external customers

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field and two years experience in highway construction or design; or Registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by the State Board of Technical Registration; or completion of the Arizona Department of Transportation Engineering-In-Training (EIT) program.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete page 7 and sign the Driver Form on page 8 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 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.