03 Jul
Project Engineer
Wyoming, Newcastle

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is an agency committed to providing a safe, high quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming. WYDOT is currently seeking a Project Engineer in Newcastle, Wyoming to assist the Principal Engineer in the performance of advanced engineering tasks and to supervise the activities of assigned Engineers and technicians on highway construction projects from their inception through design, construction, and contract completion.

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Human Resource Contact: 307-674-2318

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Supervises one or more construction projects through the management of personnel and resources to complete the required inspection, testing and surveying for the project(s).

  • Makes decisions on behalf of the Department regarding projects of moderate to high complexity.

  • Tracks and documents quantities for payment to contractors for all projects.

  • Calculates and sets line and grade for construction activities.

  • Serves as the Department's inspector on projects to ensure construction is completed according to the plans and specifications of the contract.

  • Acts as the Department's representative on projects to other parties such as landowners, utilities, railroads, etc.

  • Reviews project documentation, analyzes data, and prepares final quantities for assigned projects.

  • Monitors Contract progress and costs.

  • Keeps the public and adjacent land owners aware and informed of ongoing construction.

  • Prepares engineer recommendations for the design of a variety of projects.

  • Researches and prepares land ownership maps, prepares, checks and recommends changes to preliminary and final plan issuances.

  • Collects and prepares survey data used in the design of highway plans; locate sources and prepare agreements for surfacing material, borrow, and water for construction projects;

  • Performs feasibility analysis to ensure cost effective, constructible solutions.

  • Affixes a PE stamp to work products produced as required.

  • Directs survey crews setting construction stakes, checking documentation, measuring pay items, inspecting construction, and assisting with the project final.

  • Assists with the supervision, management and training of personnel involved in surveying, inspection, material testing, and documentation.

  • Trains, coaches, and mentors engineers and technicians.

  • Provides technical assistance to other programs, agencies, or outside entities.



  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of surveying and engineering drawing and calculation

  • Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of highway engineering and roadway planning, construction and design

  • Knowledge of computer software used in the design and calculation of project information

  • Skills in interpersonal relations

  • Skills in oral and written communication

  • Skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, judgment and decision making

  • Skills in surveying, materials testing, documentation, and computer operation

  • Ability to interpret plans, specifications and other project documentation and ensure contractors adhere to these documents throughout a project

  • Ability to determine personnel requirements to administer a project

  • Ability to know when to seek assistance with a problem from a higher authority



Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering)


1-2 years of progressive work experience in Engineering

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required at time of hire - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.)

Necessary Special Requirements


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

  • All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.

  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT - Chief Engineer - District Construction

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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