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ODOT Graduate Program - Construction Specialist/Inspector

The role:  

The ODOT Graduate Program is designed to help recent college graduates transition from student to full-time professional. For up to 24 months, participants are provided rotational assignments within ODOT engineering disciplines. They are recognized as full-time, permanent employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package and mentorship from a registered professional engineer (PE). This can provide up to two years’ qualifying time toward obtaining PE licensure.

Following successful completion of the 24-month program, participants transition into a full-time regular position in the discipline and crew of original hire. Ideal candidates will have recently passed (or be prepared to take and pass) the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.

We are recruiting for a program candidate in Portland to join our construction engineering team.

This important work includes:

  • Interpreting contract plans and specifications and ensuring compliance.
  • Monitoring traffic control for public safety.
  • Inspecting and documenting contract work.
  • Conducting quality checks on materials.
  • Fostering positive relationships with other ODOT units, contractors, property owners and the public.

Applications will be considered from those who have graduated or are scheduled to graduate by June 2022.

What’s in it for you:

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Portland, Oregon!

What we need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in civil of transportation-related engineering (or degree expected by June 2022) OR the completion and passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.
  • A valid driver license and acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s).

Need help?

  • For questions, call 503-979-6393 or email

This posting closes at 11:59 p.m. on November 29, 2021.