State of Oregon Geotechnical Design Engineer (ODOT18-1535oc) in Roseburg, Oregon

Geotechnical Design Engineer (ODOT18-1535oc)



Geotechnical Design Engineer (ODOT18-1535oc)


$64,224.00 - $94,872.00 Annually


Roseburg, OR

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Announcement: ODOT18-1535oc

Professional Engineer 1 - Geotechnical Design Engineer

Highway Division - Region 3


ODOT is recruiting for a geotechnical design engineer to join our team in Roseburg! In this key role, you will perform geotechnical engineering design for routine to complex transportation projects in support of project development, construction, maintenance, and emergency response. You will also provide technical recommendations and on-site support for emergency maintenance problems. As the geotechnical design engineer, you will provide independent, professional-level geotechnical engineering support to project teams and provides review of project work performed by other geotechnical engineers.

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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.

Additional Details:

  • OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will remain open until filled. Your immediate response is requested as this recruitment may close at any time without advance notice at the discretion of the agency after a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied. The first screening will begin as early as 8:30 a.m. on 06/27/2018.

  • Representation: This position is represented by the Association of Engineering Employees of Oregon (AEE).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Geotechnical design engineer for routine to complex projects involving structures such as multi-span bridges in high seismic risk zones, landslide stabilization, embankment fills on compressible, weak subsurface soils, and soil and rock cut slopes.

  • Provides conceptual geotechnical design recommendations and related cost estimates for the most appropriate and economic foundation and geotechnical designs.

  • Provide engineering requirements and needs for the subsurface exploration program and coordinates execution of the program with geologists and exploration specialists.

  • Determines the most appropriate laboratory and in situ testing programs for soil and rock samples.

  • Performs engineering analysis to predict subsurface behavior during seismic events and evaluate geotechnical design alternative.

  • Prepares technical reports that include final foundation/geotechnical design recommendations and unique contract specifications/special provisions.

  • Performs complete review and engineering services to construction personnel for foundation and geotechnical design.

  • Provides consulting geotechnical engineering services to maintenance personnel for emergency projects.

  • Provides input during the initial scoping phase of Region 3 projects.

  • Assists the manager in planning and developing Unit goals, objectives, and budgets.

  • Works with other State and Federal agencies to review ODOT project objectives and findings to meet their needs and requirements.

Working Conditions:

  • Periodic field work includes exposure to adverse weather, heavy traffic, loud noise, hazardous plants and animals, and steep slopes.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.

    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.

Special Qualifications:

Driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria: In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation and presentation.

  • Collaborative work experience with a team of professionals.

  • Experience in meeting production schedules with technical deliverables.

  • Experience in geotechnical engineering.

  • Experience in transportation infrastructure engineering.

  • Experience in responding to urgent and emergency construction and operational events.

Additional Information

We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter as described below and answer our supplemental questions. Note that we have disabled several sections of the electronic application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review attachments we do not ask for.

Resume: In your resume, you must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed above and include a list of verifiable employers and dates of employment (including month and year). Please title your resume using this format, "[last name]1535ocResume."

Cover Letter: We require a cover letter that specifically and clearly demonstrates your experience in the following areas. Please title your cover letter using this format, "[last name]1535ocCover."

  • Please explain your experience working with a team of technical professionals to develop and execute project deliverables on a schedule. Include your role and level or responsibility.

  • Please explain your experience in Geotechnical Engineering (including bridge foundation, retaining wall, embankment and cut-slope design as well as landslide and rockfall mitigation).

  • Please explain your experience related to transportation infrastructure engineering design. Address the specific discipline(s) you have experience in as well as the duration and level of responsibility.

  • Please explain your experience in responding to construction and emergency events relative to providing engineering support.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, including failing to attach a cover letter as described above, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates who are not current ODOT employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, LEDS and/or education verification as required for the position.

Veteran's Points:

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name] DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Work Authorization:

ODOT does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, successful candidates will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:

  • For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-3468 or email at

  • For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., PST, Monday - Friday. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

We encourage you to print or save a PDF copy of your application.

Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12

355 Capitol St NE

Salem OR 97301-3871

Fax 503-986-3895

ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other class protected by state or federal laws in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Applicants with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. For questions, concerns, or complaints regarding EEO/AA/ADA, contact the employee civil rights and diversity manager at 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT). This information can be made available in an alternative format by contacting ODOT Recruitment at 503-986-3700. Oregon Relay Service can be reached by calling 7-1-1.


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

  • $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

  • Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

  • Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

  • Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

  • Long-term and short-term disability

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.