Engineer-in-Training I or II, Design – Eagle

Salary: $63,648 - $74,268 annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted April 26, 2023
Applications have closed

This position is open to applications from Colorado residents.

To be considered, candidates must submit an online application at

Salary Ranges:
Engineer-in-Training I  –  $5304- $5729 monthly/$63,648 – $68,748 annually
Engineer-in-Training II –  $5705- $6189 monthly/$68,460 – $74,268 annually

The Engineer in Training I or work on to work on projects including roadway resurfacing, wildlife crossings and wildlife fencing, sediment control improvements, intersection or highway interchange improvements, recreation path and other mobility improvements.  One position will be filled at either the Engineer in Training I or II level, depending upon candidate qualifications.

New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year.

This position is covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins).

This position will be open continuously until filled.  It is to your advantage to apply early,

About CDOT
Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives?  Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you’ll have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our careers page to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent benefits package!

CDOT for All
CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive.

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill one or more positions.


About the Unit:
This position works in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT’s) East Engineering Unit.  The work unit exists to perform all transportation planning, design and construction project engineering and administrative duties in collaboration with other DOT work units, other State and Federal agencies, consultants, utilities, other government entities, and property owners.   Additionally, this work unit assures that the construction of complex projects is performed in a safe manner; is of the highest quality at the lowest possible cost; and is completed in a timely manner with the least inconvenience to the traveling public and in conformance with all contract with all contract and regulatory requirements.

About the Position:
Under the guidance and supervision of a Professional Engineer the Engineer in Training I or II provides engineering design and construction support for the unit.  This position learns to assist/assists in the development of roadway construction plans, design details, specifications, and cost estimates for state projects during design.   During construction, this position assists with ensuring contract compliance of construction activities and preparing item documentation into the development of the monthly estimates,

Your duties and responsibilities will include some or all of the following

Under the guidance and supervision of a Professional Engineer performs the following:

Engineering DesignLearn to evaluate/evaluate engineering plans, specifications, and cost estimates for roadway construction projects.
Learn to assure/assure quality and consistency of project design plans and procedures by applying good engineering judgment and a wide variety of design and construction manuals, spreadsheets, forms, design aids, computer software, and Department procedures.
Use engineering practices and calculation methods that meet CDOT and AASHTO guidelines.
Develop practical applications of professional engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, and techniques related to highway engineering..
Learn to apply/apply current engineering principles and theories, design specifications, and federal, state, and local design standards to develop plan sets and specifications for roadway projects. These projects include new construction or reconstruction of intersections, corridor widening, roadway surface treatment, bridge improvements, etc.
Learn to utilize/utilize CDOT’s Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) program Microstation Open Roads Designer to prepare design models and project plans, specifications, and estimates for regular milestone meetings, including Scoping, Field Inspection Review (FIR), Field Office Review (FOR), AD
Project Management & CoordinationLearn to assist/assist with the preparation and tracking of documentation, schedules and budgets for low complexity minor design projects.
Coordinate with other Department of Transportation work units, outside agencies and consultants as required with support from a PE.
Work in coordination with various units within the Region and CDOT Staff Branches, such as Right of Way, Environmental, Traffic, Materials, Bridge, and Hydraulics, to incorporate data from units into the design plans and specifications.
Work in conjunction with the Professional Engineer to coordinate with external customers such as local entities to incorporate data into design plans and specifications.
Supporting Oversight of ConsultantsSupport management of low complexity minor design projects in which the design is completed by a consultant professional engineer including learning to perform or performing the following:Drafting scope of work and estimates for task orders for review by a Professional Engineer.
Facilitating review and clearance of the consultant design with the CDOT specialty units including compiling comments by CDOT specialty units and ensuring comments are addressed.
Reviewing the work of plans, specifications and estimates completed by a Professional Engineer for completeness and to verify it meets the appropriate CDOT standards.
Learning to include/including the work of a consultant design into an internal design project and verify if the scope of work completed by the consultant matches the task order scope of work.
Pay Items, Construction Schedule and Cost Estimate during Design
Generate and maintain an accurate detailed estimate for the construction costs of assigned projects.
Assist with setting up and managing/set up and manage project information, quantities and pay items into Transport during design and assist with managing/manage pay items and documentation in Site Manager during construction.
Generate and update an estimated critical path construction schedule based on production rates on previously completed projects adapted for site conditions.
Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:Your schedule will primarily be 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday.
CDOT has a flex place policy and you may be able to work a hybrid schedule with a combination of in-office and remote work.
Travel required during work hours to project sites, meetings and trainings
Occasional overnight travel for meetings/ or trainings (2-4 times per year).
Required to operate CDOT vehicles.

Minimum Qualifications:

Engineer- in-Training I
Must have a Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from a U.S. accredited institution by the date of hire (accepting May 2023 graduates).

Unless applying under Substitutions, a copy of your transcript(s) or NACES credential report must be submitted with your application.  (See Supplemental Information Section)
Transcripts must show either:A degree in engineering has been conferred.
All engineering and other course work including current coursework.
Current enrollment as an Engineer-Intern by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will substitute for the degree.

Engineer in Training II:
Current enrollment as an Engineer Intern by the Colorado Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors. You must provide your EI number on your application.
Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the Colorado Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors may be substituted for enrollment as an Engineer-Intern. You must upload a copy of your PE license into your online application as verification of your registration as a Professional Engineer.

Unless substituting current Colorado registration as an Engineer in Training or a Colorado PE license or applying at the EIT II level only, a legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report that shows degree(s) conferred, your name and the name of the school must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected.

Conditions of Employment If you are selected at the EIT I level, you must provide a copy of your transcript showing that an engineering degree has been conferred by the date of hire as a condition of employment.
It is a CDOT condition of employment that individuals hired to the class of Engineer-In-Training must obtain registration as a Professional Engineer by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors within eight years of the initial appointment to the EIT classification.
Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.
A current valid driver’s license is required for this position as it requires operating a state or personal motor vehicle to perform one or more essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
The exceptional applicant will possess the following:
Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section;
Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position;
Highest work/personal ethics and integrity;
Knowledge of engineering processes, theories, laws, principles, conceptual models, and best practices;
Experience ensuring compliance with applicable policies, laws, rules, regulations and/or requirements;
Strong interest and experience in the transportation design and construction engineering fields.
Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem solving ability;
Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy;
Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities, and projects in a demanding environment;
Strong time and project management skills, including organizational skills;
Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments;
Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner;
Strong customer service skills;
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills;
Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, vendors, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities;
Excellent oral and written communication skills including facilitation and presentation skills and experience;
Excellent research skills;
Passion for safety;
Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles;
Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;
Experience with Microstation Open Roads Designer or other Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) programs.Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Gmail, with the ability to quickly learn other software systems.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the green ‘APPLY’ button at the top of this announcement)
A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (The questionnaire is part of the online application. You will be prompted to answer them as you are completing your online application.)
A Cover Letter that describes your interest in this position, how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Cover letters must be uploaded as an attachment to your online application. Cover letters will not be accepted after the closing date and time of the announcement.
If you are using education to qualify, a copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing your name, the name of the school, all course work and degree(s) conferred or your NACES accreditation. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
If you are a veteran, a copy of your DD214. Please submit this as an attachment to your online application.
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit all application materials by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from “” and “” addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado’s website.

The Hiring Process: All applications that are received by the closing of this announcement will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative analysis process.
Part, or all, of the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application materials by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.
Be sure your application materials specifically address your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications sections as listed above.  Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.
A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.
Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement
If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants.  If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion, or reinstatement applicant.

Employment Screening
If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant’s authorization.  As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well as an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction.  In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with “Info Cubic”.

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT.  Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at  Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant’s character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living.  The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks.  CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying.  The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources.  The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Appeal Rights
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director. An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action. For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at 303.866.3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at under Rules.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Discrimination and/or harassment against any person is prohibited because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity or any other protected class recognized under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA). This applies to all employment decisions.

ADAAA Accommodations
CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Lynn Livingston at

Former State Employees
Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

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Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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