Rotational Engineer

State of Utah

Are you a recent graduate or are you within one year of graduating from a Civil Engineering program? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn different areas of transportation engineering? If so, the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) Engineering Rotational Program is for you. This is a four-year program for non-licensed engineers with limited engineering experience. You will learn engineering principles in a variety of areas including design, materials, hydraulics, planning, right-of-way, structures, traffic, construction, etc. You will then learn how to apply the knowledge and techniques of advanced mathematics and engineering to the planning, designing, development, and construction of transportation projects.

Principal Duties:
As a Rotational Engineer, you will:
Participate in a variety of activities including feasibility, materials, research, design, concept and scoping, environmental, safety, specifications, schedules, revisions in the process of designing and developing engineering projects.
Participate in the planning, designing, construction and maintenance of facilities.
Monitor and evaluate contract/contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract; recommend action(s) to correct deficiencies.
Design, develop, and conduct a variety of research projects; determine appropriate methodologies, information sources, sampling strategies, and data-collection tools, etc.
Collect data and review research materials, determine accuracy and validity of sources and appropriateness for use.
Prepare engineering and design documents using computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment.
Write or draft technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis.

The Ideal Candidate:
This position will be filled as either an Engineer I or Engineer II based on the criteria listed below. The hourly rate for the Engineer I is $30.38 and the hourly rate for the Engineer II is $34.03.
The best candidate for the Engineer I level will have:
A Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in a Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline.
Proof of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE).
The best candidate for the Engineer II level will have:
A bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Civil Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
Proof of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE).
At least two years of post-graduate engineering experience.

Preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:
UDOT experience (internship)
Less than 2 years engineering experience
Recent graduation date

Supplemental Information:
Here is some additional information of which you should be aware:
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.
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.

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.