Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

PCN 25-2326

Construction Project Engineer, Ketchikan, Alaska

Come work in Alaska!!!!!!!!!!!!! $67,140 Annual salary plus full-time benefit package

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Southeast Region Construction division is seeking an experienced Engineering Associate to join our team to help us Get Alaska Moving!

This position functions as a Project Engineer on construction projects in the Southeast Region Construction Section. The Southeast Region Construction Section manages all the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) construction projects from Ketchikan to Yakutat and includes roads, bridges, airports, ferry terminals, seaplane bases, and buildings.

Project Engineers assure that the construction contractor's work complies with the contract documents. They deal directly with contractors, resource agencies, local governments, adjacent property owners and businesses, and the general public. This position is located in Ketchikan; however, most construction seasons require long-term travel to communities throughout Southeast Region.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES: (it is not necessary to meet all these attributes, but some combination of these attributes is desirable)

o A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (preferably Civil Engineering),
o Experience reading, reviewing, and interpreting construction plans and specifications,
o Experience inspecting the work of, or working for, a heavy construction contractor,
o Experience or education in at least two of the following areas: heavy construction practices, surveying, construction materials testing, or construction inspection,
o Familiarity with Federal Highway Administration or Federal Aviation Administration construction requirements and the necessary inspection documentation,
o Experience dealing with water quality issues, wetlands issues, or fish/wildlife issues, as they relate to construction projects,
o Working knowledge of construction materials testing procedures (WAQTC, AASHTO, or ASTM Test Methods) and documentation,
o Good communication skills (oral and written), and
o Ability to establish and maintain good rapport with people who have differing points of view.

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Eight years of progressively responsible work experience in engineering, land surveying or architecture, of which one year was as an Engineering Assistant III with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere.

ABET accredited college or technical school courses in engineering, architecture, land surveying or a closely related curriculum may be substituted for the non-specific required experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month). A bachelor's degree with a major in engineering, architecture or land surveying from an institution accredited by ABET may substitute for four years of the non-specific required experience.


The State of Alaska offers a variety of benefits for eligible employees. Employee benefits are a significant part of the total compensation package. Shown below are just a few benefits received by an eligible State employee:

• Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental.
• Employer paid $2,000 Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available.
• Optional long-term and short-term disability plans.
• Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts.
• Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options.
• Vacation leave of 15 hours per month with an accrual rate increase based on time served.
• 11 paid holidays

For more information on this posting and how to apply may be found at:

A completed application is required. Application deadline: January 31, 2013.

Respond to email if questions or call 907-465-1799. Reference: Position ID Number: 25-2326

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel at the address above.
We are an equal opportunity employer and support workplace diversity.

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