Project Manager – Richfield, St. George, or Cedar City

  • Full Time
  • Washington County, UT
  • $35.94 – $57.03 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $35.94 – $57.03 an hour

State of Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation is looking for a highly motivated person with excellent communication skills to work as a Project Manager (Engineering Manager I) in Region Four, located in Richfield, St. George, or Cedar City, Utah.
The Project Manager helps keep Utah moving by being involved in every step of their assigned projects to ensure utmost quality for our citizens.

Principal Duties
The UDOT Project Manager is responsible for:
Defining a project and developing a set of tasks to accomplish the project.
Ensuring that the project is customer focused, and the project scope, schedule and budget are not compromised.
Coordinating and monitoring the work involved in the tasks.
Delivering a final quality product on time and within prescribed cost constraints and project scope.
Developing, negotiating, and administering contracts.
Directing the project from the planning phase through design, construction, and the first year of maintenance.
Leading a team of diverse technical specialists.
Coordinating project issues through risk evaluation and timely communication with all parties involved.
Working with local governments on future developments and transportation needs.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will:
Be registered as a professional engineer (PE) in Utah in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 58-22.
Have at least two years of engineering experience following licensure as a Professional Engineer.
Have strong communication, facilitation, and organizational skills.
Be able to take the initiative on self-prioritized tasks with little to no direct supervision.
Preference may be given to applicants with roadway design experience.

This position may be filled at the Engineer III level for applicants who do not meet the experience listed for an Engineering Manager I. In order to qualify at the Engineer III level, applicants must be registered as a professional engineer in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 58-22.

Why Should You Join Our Team?
The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.

You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values too, you’ll be a great fit.

Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.

The Agency
UDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.
For more information on the Utah Department of Transportation please click here.

Typical Qualifications
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions;
Use automated software applications;
Work with or contribute to a work group or team to complete assigned task(s);
Conduct a methodical examination;
Principles, theories, and practices of engineering;
Principles, theories, and practices of civil engineering;
Evaluate information against a set of standards;
Make a decision or solve a problem by using logic to identify key facts, explore alternatives, and propose quality solutions;
Establish objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve those objectives;
Identify the best person or consultant for a task, delegate assignments, and direct them as they work;
Manage a work force to ensure fair employment practices;
Traffic control and safety procedures;
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally;
Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing;
Partnering skills;
Organizational, budgeting, and forecasting skills.
Supplemental Information
Here is some additional information of which you should be aware:

Working Conditions:
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Physical Requirements: Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director / Group Leader.
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state employees.