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Construction Project Engineer
Company: Otak
Location: Louisville, CO
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/13/2022
Expire Date: 09/09/2022
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Government and Policy, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Transportation, Executive Management, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Construction Project Engineer

Otak is seeking to hire a Construction Project Engineer for our growing team! This person's overall responsibilities will include construction contract administration on primarily transportation projects on representing government agencies, such as CDOT, counties and municipalities. We are looking for an individual with a great work ethic, dependability, and a desire to work for a great employee-centric company.

Otak employs staff skilled in construction management, inspection, administration, and engineering support. Our technical experts excel in implementing front-line techniques and methodologies to ensure successful project completion and client satisfaction.

This is a full-time position. Typical work locations will be in the Denver/Boulder metropolitan area, but travel may be required depending on the project assignment and hours may vary.

This position can be based our of our Louisville or Denver location.

What You'll Do:

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and contractors in a project first approach.
  • Assist in resolving construction challenges by anticipating potential issues, proposing solutions and clarifying plans and specifications.
  • Conduct and facilitate inspections of infrastructure construction projects and materials to ensure compliance with approved construction plans, specifications and other applicable codes and standards.
  • Perform both in the office and in the field contract administration duties including review and interpretation of plans, specifications and other contract documents, documentation of contractor activities, track quantities for payment, change management, supervise, and assign work to team members, evaluate contractor schedules, and provide outstanding service to clients.
  • Maintain detailed records of construction actives including but not limited to safety concerns, contractor onsite personnel, equipment, construction methods, work zone traffic control, and stormwater and erosion control measures. Prepare project documentation in accordance with CDOT, FHWA and/or local agency guidelines.
  • Evaluate, review and negotiate change order requests.

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or related program from an accredited institution and be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado or be able to obtain licensure within 6 months.
  • A minimum of 8 years progressive experience in inspection and construction management of public projects.
  • Preferred candidate will have 10 or more years of experience as a Construction Manager with knowledge of material properties, CDOT specifications and contract administration practices.
  • Must have valid driver's license.
  • Familiarity with current construction observation reporting and procedure requirements for CDOT, Federal Aid, and other government agency projects.
  • Preferred CDOT Class/Certifications for: Transportation Erosion Control Supervisor (CDOT), Traffic Control Supervisor, Basic Highway Math, Basic Highway Plan Reading, Basic Construction Surveying (These can be substituted with Professional Engineering License or Engineering Degree from accredited institution).

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Salary range: $95,000 - $125,000 per year.


At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you're at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more!

Why work at Otak?

When you work at Otak, you aren't just joining a firm -- you're joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don't just believe in cultivating our own community; we're also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we're committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we're expanding -- and we're dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.

What is it really like to work at Otak? Watch this short video: Our Why

Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.

Equal Opportunity

Otak is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Equal Opportunity policy at Otak, Inc. provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, nation origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status or disability or any other status(es) protected by law. Otak ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and mandatory supplements to EEO (revisions).

At Otak, we recognize that inclusion is a practice and we are determined to lead our industry by embedding that practice into our work. Cultivating an inclusive workplace environment is ongoing and consistent work, requiring dedication and commitment from every member of the organization. This commitment is reflected in Otak's promise to significantly increase employee diversity, impact the communities in which we work, and establish ongoing relationships within these communities.

Otak's Vision for an Inclusive Environment includes the following:

  • We embrace diverse identities, and willingly engage across difference
  • All employees can experience the workplace safely and show up as their authentic selves
  • Fostering unique perspectives and an open exchange of ideas
  • Engaging one another with curiosity rather than judgment
  • Relationships are built on mutual trust, dignity, and respect
  • If you are a minority, veteran, person with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQA Community, we strongly encourage and welcome you to apply to any open position of interest. If you want to learn more about Otak, this position, or the company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, contact our Human Resources Department at GRPHumanResources@otak.com.

    *Please note, Otak is not accepting resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies at this time.

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