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State of Montana CES Materials Reviewer 32023 in Helena, Montana

About MDT At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana's residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission. MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our website at: Please note- to be considered for this position, you must submit the cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions listed at the bottom of this posting. Create a pdf or word document to answer the cover letter and supplemental questions and attach the document to your online application before submitting. Job’s Overall Function: This position is the statewide Materials Reviewer for the Construction Review Section of the Montana Department of Transportation’s Construction Engineering Services Bureau. The position is responsible for evaluating and/or developing materials related policies, procedures, and specifications; providing contract administration, technical guidance, and advice to districts, other bureaus, and legal staff; providing project oversight/review activities and special reviews; providing review of plans and special provisions for planned and active construction projects; providing technical assistance to department staff, contractors, and other parties; and researching, analyzing, and developing policies, procedures, methods, and specifications to ensure quality, cost effectiveness, and timely completion of construction projects. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Review and Evaluation of Plans, Special Provisions, Policies and Procedures: Conduct pre-construction reviews of plans and special provisions for project contracts to ensure they are biddable, constructable, unambiguous, complete, and comply with professional engineering, state, and federal standards. Field Project Review, Oversight, Professional and Technical Assistance: * Evaluates projects statewide through field reviews. Provide materials and contract administration guidance to districts, other bureaus, and legal staff to ensure uniform compliance with department policies, specifications, special provisions, and construction and inspection procedures and provide proper documentation of engineering data and facts. *Professional Research, Development, Implementation and Analysis: This position researches materials, construction equipment, and special item designs; develops new specifications, reviews changes and implements updates for a variety of department reference manuals; determines, develops, and presents training and training materials, and monitors and provides recommendations related to the effectiveness of contract administration policy to develop and upgrade policies and procedures and ensure that department practices, standards, and specifications are cost-effective, current, and in compliance with Federal Aid requirements and industry standards. Other Duties as Assigned: Performs a variety of other engineering, project management, and other activities as assigned by the Construction Engineering Services Engineer, Construction Engineer, and Administration Engineer in support of the department mission and division objectives. This includes exchanging information with contractors, agency staff, and the public; providing training, education, and technical assistance; advising on special projects, planning scheduling and directing meetings, committees and panels; and attending on-going education and training as directed. Competencies: Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the concepts of civil engineering, material science, methods and practices of highway construction and construction engineering; engineering policy, highway planning processes, business administration, materials properties, specifications, and test methods; construction safety practices, public administration, program management, planning, negotiation and consensus building; advanced computer operating and trouble-shooting, claims management and structural construction; ability to apply knowledge in new and innovative ways to find unique and unprecedented solutions to problems associated with major projects, policies, construction procedures and methods. Skills: Skill in reading and interpreting complex plans, specifications, and contract documents; project management; drawing conclusions and making recommendations; assessing construction plans and projects; communication and negotiation; regulating and resolving conflicts; analyzing and evaluating numerous contracts simultaneously; planning and conducting presentations and training; developing and administering a variety of diverse projects and functions; and developing ideas and solutions for complex problems; finding innovative ways to unique solutions to transportation construction and engineering problems using principles and practices of engineering combined with new computer and construction technology; defending controversial issues and policies that require complex personnel skills. Education/Experience: The minimum education required is a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or a related engineering field. The position requires six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the following: project planning, design, construction, geotechnical/materials investigation or testing, or maintenance including two years supervisory or contract administration experience. Alternative qualifications: A two-year degree (e.g., an Associate’s of Science degree or two-year certificate) in a construction related field and eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in highway and bridge construction which may include the areas of road construction, materials, laboratory testing, project management, and contract administration including two years supervisory or contract administration experience_or_, (10) ten years progressively responsible experience in highway and bridge construction which may include the areas of road construction, materials, laboratory testing, project management, and contract administration including two years supervisory or contract administration experience. Top applicants will only be considered for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in person. Only electronic applications will be accepted. If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. All documents for claimed Veteran or Disability preference must be received, or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. The Montana Department of Transportation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. As such, women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association). The successful applicant for this position who is eligible-retirement qualified will be required to participate in the VEBA group. The VEBA group can take part in an annual election. Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Laurie Edwards, MDT Human Resources Division 444-6053 To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and supplemental questions listed below. The cover letter should be two-pages maximum and address the following: Why are you interested in being a CES Materials Reviewer? Why do you feel you are the best candidate for this position? Supplemental Questions:For questions #1 and #2, please describe any work experience you have had. Present this in an easy to read and understandable format: Note:Each question response shall be one-page maximum length, minimum 10 pt. font, not including requested attachments: 1. Highway and bridge construction and construction contract administration: a. Your project responsibility status (i.e. Project Manager, Lead Technician, or Supervisor); b. The amount of time involved (years and months), showing “From” and “To” dates for each type of work; c. A description of duties and responsibilities; and, 2. Highway and bridge design (this includes design work conducted or involved in during the preconstruction or construction stage of a project): a. Your project responsibility status (i.e. Project Manager, Lead Technician, or Supervisor); b. The amount of time involved (years and months), showing “From” and “To” date for each type of work; c. A description of duties and responsibilities; and, 3. Education & Training: a. List and provide documentation of any Formal Education and Training (i.e. college transcripts, MDT training records, course certificates, etc.) that you received or were an instructor for in the past 10 years that you feel may qualify you for this position. Documentation must include copies of degrees, certificates, training records, or documentation showing you were the instructor. 4. List and provide documentation of any License, Degrees, and Certifications (i.e. Professional Engineer License, Fundamental of Engineering License, etc.) _Note:_All of the above supplemental questions need to be answered with the needed information pertinent to these questions, even if that information has already been uploaded to the state application or is in a different location of your application. Job: Engineering* *Title: *CES Materials Reviewer 32023 Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142940 Other Locations: Billings, Missoula, Miles City, Glendive, Kalispell, Wolf Point, Glasgow