District Construction Engineer

March 2, 2023
Application ends: March 26, 2025

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Job Description

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The Montana Department of Transportation is recruiting for the District Construction Engineering Manager. The District Construction Engineering Manager is responsible for directing and overseeing District Construction program operations and activities throughout all phases of highway construction projects, including responsibility for directing the final review of plans, specifications, and estimates for accuracy and ability to be constructed; determining and resolving technical construction problems within proposed contract plans; and developing solutions to a broad range of engineering deficiencies and contract administration problems. The scope of duties includes program planning and administration; project management and contract administration; District Construction operations management; and performing a variety of other duties as assigned. The incumbent reports to the District Administrator and provides direct and indirect supervision for a various amount of professional and technical staff. 

For a full job description, please contact Michaela Cortright at mcortright@mt.gov.

Benefits of working for the Montana Department of Transportation and the State of Montana include:

  • Culture of public service and a commitment to work/life balance
  • Potential hybrid remote work arrangement available
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Benefits apply on first day of employment
    • Access to Montana Health Centers, low-cost clinics for state employees and their families
  • State Retirement plan and additional savings opportunities (deferred compensation)
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Eligibility for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer

For information on the Montana Department of Transportation’s mission, vision, and values, please visit our website: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/about.aspx#values

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • This position requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in Construction Project Management. Experience in highway construction is preferred. This position requires a minimum of 3 years of supervision.
  • Certifications, licensure, or other credentials include: Registration as a Professional Engineer is required.


Required Application Materials:

  • Supplemental Question: What have you done over your career to prepare you for this position?
  • PE License Proof


Your online application and all required additional materials must be submitted before midnight on the closing date. Ensure all materials submitted are selected as “Relevant.”

If you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR representative listed below.

Other Information

Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, “State Vehicle Use,” and MDT Policy #6.03.001, “State Vehicle Use Policy” are conditions of employment.

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.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program and our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

Applicant Pool Statement : If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Training Assignment : Not Applicable

Salary: $ 97,747.00 – 97,747.00 Yearly

Telework Eligibility : Telework Eligible (Full-time telework is not available. Telework schedule must be supervisor approved.)

Benefits Package Eligibility : Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Number of Openings : 1

Employee Status : Regular

Schedule : Full-Time

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Primary Location : Butte

Agency : Department of Transportation


  • Health insurance