State of Wyoming ENEG08-08152-Engineer I-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming

ENEG08-08152-Engineer I-Cheyenne



ENEG08-08152-Engineer I-Cheyenne


$19.93 - $24.91 Hourly


Cheyenne, WY

Job Type

Full Time


045-WYDOT-Chief Engineer - District Construction

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Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is an agency committed to providing a safe, high quality, and efficient transportation system for the State of Wyoming. WYDOT now seeks a full-time Engineer located in Cheyenne, Wyoming where you can enjoy a rural community that offers great activities throughout the year just a few miles away to include: snowmobiling, skiing, camping, fishing, hot springs soaking, and hunting!

As an Engineer in Construction, this position is responsible for, but not limited to, performing tasks for highway projects from inception through design, construction and contract completion, under the direction of the Resident Engineer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.

  • Performs field inspections, surveys, laboratory testing, material analysis and quality control.

  • Develops engineering models, conducts studies, makes cost estimates and submits reports, summaries and other required documentation.

  • Reviews and evaluates the work of assigned engineering technicians.

  • Performs inspections and testing to assure contractor is constructing the project in accordance with plans, specifications, etc.

  • Provides the contractor with the necessary information to construct a project (showing a project, and interpreting plans).

  • Calculates and documents quantities for payment to the contractor.

  • Examines and verifies numeric data and specifications on source documents by recalculating computations, using geometry or trigonometry.

  • Resolves geometric and trigonometric problems encountered during the process of making detailed engineering drawings.

  • Reviews construction plans and verifies that these are in accordance with designated specifications and other requirements.

  • Conducts field engineering surveys, including reading a level and operating a total station, GPS and making decisions to solve problems that may occur.

  • Checks and verifies accuracy of detailed drawings in projects and make corrections in drawings if necessary.

  • Design preliminary work, calculating land areas, earth forms, circular curves, material quantities and other qualitative measurements using geometric and trigonometric computations.

  • Trains other personnel in the field of engineering and surveying, and train personnel on proper techniques for documentation of field work.

  • Coordinates with the contractor and other agencies and the public when they are impacted by a project.



Preference may be given to candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in Transportation Engineering.


  • Knowledge of principles, theories, concepts, and practices of engineering

  • Knowledge of computers, calculators and survey equipment, and testing equipment constantly

  • Knowledge of contemporary practices in road construction contracting

  • Knowledge of analyze a situation and based on education, experience, policies and specifications, develop a solution and then implement the solution

  • Knowledge of Microstation and Geopak

  • Knowledge of word processors, spreadsheets and other computer programs

  • Ability to interpret plans and specifications based on sound engineering principals

  • Skills in engineering calculation and accounting procedures

  • Skills in interpersonal relations and communications

  • Skills in oral and written communication

  • Skills in decision-making and direction of work activities

  • Skills in making engineering calculations and highway construction planning and design



Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering)



0-2 years of progressive work experience (in Engineering)


Education & Experience Substitution:


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Some agencies may require certificate of registration from the Board of Engineering.

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Potentially exposed to hazardous waste.

  • Working around high speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.

  • Work outdoors in a variety of inclement weather conditions to include heat, cold snow and rain.

  • Physical Ability: Bending, stooping and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds; safely lift and move necessary materials from one point to another; ability to stand for long periods of time.


  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work int he United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

  • All new hires or re-hires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid monthly.

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT - Chief Engineer - District Construction - HR Contact 307-745-2111

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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