ENEG12-2021-00941-Principal Engineer-Pinedale - #8008601

State of Wyoming

Date: Jun 9, 2021
City: Pinedale, WY
Contract type: Full time
State of Wyoming

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Principal Engineer for our Construction Program in Pinedale, Wyoming. This position is responsible for all aspects of highway construction and contract administration from design through construction and project record finalization, including reconstruction and maintenance projects for bridges, interstate highways, state highways, county roads, and city streets, public buildings; manage and train a crew of technicians and engineers assisting with the project design and contract administration; work closely with Federal, State, County and City personnel as well as various utility companies, landowners and the public through all phases of the projects; and apply professional engineering practices to end up with a quality project that is completed timely and within budget without claims or accidents.

Pinedale lies along the Continental Divide and is a great location for much of the beauty Wyoming offers. It is bordered by the Wind River Range, Gros Ventre Range, and the Wyoming Range. It is near the Bridger Wilderness Area, 78 miles south of Jackson and 90 miles south of Yellowstone National Park.Pinedale offers nearby access to mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.The town hosts the Green River Rendezvous, a reenactment of historic fur trader gatherings at the Upper Green River Rendezvous Site in the nearby town of Daniel. Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax.

Human Resources Contact: 307-352-3048 Elise Hartmanelise.hartman@wyo.gov


  • Responsible for documentation of project quantities and payment.

  • Responsible for negotiating and securing agreements with landowners, government agencies, and consultants.

  • Responsible for meeting requirements ofDEQ, BLM, USFS, and other agencies on projects.

  • Coordinate and develop consensus among representatives of the city, county, federal, and the department and the general public and special interest groups to address project impacts and effects at the design and construction level.

  • Research, locate, and negotiate materials, survey, water, and plant site agreements with private landowners, businesses, and government agencies.

  • Generate special provisions for all projects to address issues unique to each project.

  • Initiate and monitor consultant agreements and progress to provide various surveying and engineering services.

  • Generate plans, summaries, and estimates for maintenance projects.

  • Resolve and recommend a resolution of contractor disputes and claims.

  • Review, generate and negotiate change orders.

  • Provide fundamental and supplemental training to subordinates.

  • Responsible for determining equipment, manpower needs, and budget requirements.

  • Manages, coordinates, and organizes field inspections, surveys, laboratory testing, material analysis, and quality control to ensure the project is constructed in accordance with plans and specifications.

  • Prepares technical engineering studies and/or summaries for a variety of projects.

  • Responsible for the development of plans and documents.

  • Responsible for determining equipment & manpower needs & budget requirements.

  • Assures projects are completed in accordance with plans, specifications, and design criteria.

  • Responsible for engineering recommendations and summaries for a variety of projects.

  • Reviews and approves or rejects submittals.

  • Ensures the engineering staff's work activities meet project technical and policy requirements, state statutes, and federal regulations.

  • Performs feasibility analysis to ensure cost-effective solutions.

  • Coordinates with other programs, agencies, or outside entities; participates in value engineering studies and public meetings.

  • Responds as the result of claims, lawsuits, or other public record requests.

  • Prepares and coordinates budget recommendations.

  • Conducts performance appraisals, makes hiring and firing recommendations, conducts disciplinary actions.

  • Trains develop and mentor staff.

  • Advises senior leaders regarding design and project budgets, design and schedules, and contracts.

  • Develops and implements standard operating procedures (SOP's) for the engineering section.

  • Participates in selection panels of architects, engineers, and contractors.

  • Confers with the staff of agencies in other states or other government levels regarding joint actions taken or taken, or in exchange of vital or useful information; develops, reviews, and makes adjustments in a long-range plan for agency (or major program) goals.

  • Reviews blueprints, design plans, and specifications for technical merit and owner intent on all projects and quality control, functionality, readability, sustainability, and construction flow.

  • Develops cost estimates for future projects, including design and construction costs; Advises senior leaders on acquiring engineering-specific software, hardware, equipment, and materials.

  • Affixes PE stamp to work completed.



  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals relating to highway geometrics, hydraulic design, soil engineering, and construction practices.

  • Knowledge of legal aspects of supervision, hiring, and firing.

  • Skilled in preparing and delivering technical training and presentations.

  • Able to communicate effectively through verbal and written means to relate specific concepts and ideas to outside agencies, public partners, and direction to engineers and technicians.

  • Able to effectively plan, organize, oversee, and monitor work schedules and projects.

  • Able to give attention and work under pressure.



Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering)


2-4 years of progressive work experience (in Engineering) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Project Engineer

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required at time of hire - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.)

Necessary Special Requirements


  • FLSA: Exempt

  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.

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

Supplemental Information

045-Wyoming Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Chief Engineer - District Construction

To learn more about the Wyoming Department of Transportation, please visit us atwww.dot.state.wy.us/home.html

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

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