Encroachment Review Engineer

$51,895 - $93,346 yearly
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • 1 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601, USA
  • Nov 24, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply at https://bit.ly/2Zah5jl by midnight EST on December 10, 2021 to be considered.  

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The Challenge​​​​​​​
We are looking for an experienced engineer to join the NCDOT Utilities team in our Raleigh headquarters.  

In this role you will

  • Provide guidance and support interpreting and applying NCDOT utility encroachment policies and procedures.
  • Review utility encroachment requests for compliance with sound engineering principles and NCDOT standards, specifications, and policies.
  • Use your civil engineering expertise for utilities permitting and construction on state highway rights-of way.
  • Evaluate and review utility encroachment requests involving controlled-access rights-of-way, attachment to highway structures, and other requests requiring NCDOT Central Office review.
  • Coordinate reviews of utility encroachment requests with utility owners, private engineering firms, Division and District Offices, and other associated state units.
  • Provide technical expertise and collaborate with NCDOT staff, private engineering firms, municipalities, and utility owners to solve problems associated with specific encroachment requests.
  •  Draft encroachment approval documents including project-specific special provisions necessary to ensure the safe, compliant installation of proposed utility facilities.
  • Make critical recommendations on proposed utility installation.
  • Represent the State Encroachment Engineer and State Utilities Manager in presenting decisions.
  •  Advise internal and external encroachment process participants on the interpretation and application of NCDOT encroachment policies/specifications and use of the NCDOT Online Permitting System.
  • Perform technical analysis and verify design conformance with NCDOT policies, requirements, and standards.
  • Maintain detailed and organized documents, files, and records while managing multiple projects.
  • Provide direction and support for GIS tasks related to processing utility encroachments.

  What You Bring

  • Proven work experience as a project engineer/manager.
  • Experience reviewing engineering plans for completeness, constructability, and compliance with policies.
  • General engineering principal skills related to construction/design of utilities found in the right of way.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey general engineering principals to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience with NCDOT encroachment policies and encroachment processes.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS, and spatial analysis techniques.
  • Ability to evaluate/approve/manage moderately-complex program/project specifications for completeness, compatibility, and compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes, and design needs.
  • Skills to perform inspections/audits to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Experience to identify and solve project/program changes, make recommendations and decisions on non-routine engineering/program matters, or other areas requiring technical engineering expertise.
  • Consulting skills to work with clients and other stakeholders on specific programs/projects.
  • Ability to develop/create informational products, manage program/project plans, and develop/implement short-term strategies.


  • We may require registration as a professional engineer by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.

  Education & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in engineering and
  • 3+ years of relevant experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Call me: Yolanda Cooper at (919) 707-7194.  

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