Project Manager


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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Highway Department
Base Pay:
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Open until filled



This position is offered a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full time, non-exempt, classified and covered under The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; 37.5 hours/week; overtime as needed

Under the direction of the Chief Project Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for overseeing construction, asset management, and maintenance programs for Allen County’s bridge and roadway transportation systems. This position is covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.


  • Responsible for overseeing Allen County road and bridge construction.
  • Inspects construction techniques and performance for conformance with plans, specifications, and standards.
  • Performs materials testing, according to American Association of State Transportation and Highway Officials (AASHTO) standards.
  • Reviews project plans and identifies issues.
  • Responsible for the coordination of contractors, utilities, attendant agencies, and property owners.
  • Prepares progress reports and change orders.
  • Performs the compilation and maintenance of construction record.
  • Performs asset management of transportation infrastructure and related programs for roads, bridges, culverts, traffic control systems, drainage ways, pavement striping, pavement repair, trails, guardrail, and street lights.
  • Manages and responds to complaints and requests on issues related to roads, bridges, traffic, drainage, logjam removal, tree and brush control, and anti-graffiti activities.
  • Investigates and prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for local road, bridge, and drainage construction and repairs.
  • Participates in flood response activities.
  • Provides surveying, structure locates, field data collection, drawing reproductions and/or deliveries, and project file archive maintenance.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions



  • Bachelor’s Degree in  Construction, Civil Engineering or related field and at least one year experience working with site development or roadway construction
  • Fundamental understanding of Civil Engineering Technology, particularly regarding road and bridge design, traffic management, drainage, and properties of soils and materials
  • Working knowledge of roadway construction and construction management
  • Knowledge of surveying
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and other job related software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use job related equipment, including but not limited to land surveying equipment, traditional and global positioning system equipment, materials testing equipment, computer, printer, plotter, and scanner
  • Ability to complete and maintain various Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHA) training and certification programs, including but not limited to Construction Inspection training and Quality Assurance training
  • Knowledge of Allen County and INDOT policies and procedures
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Valid Driver’s License for driving to County job sites and operating County vehicles


The Project Manager works in and outside a standard office setting where time is spent sitting, standing,  and walking, some lifting of up to sixty pounds, pushing and pulling loads, reaching overhead, kneeling, and crawling, with frequent bending, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, proofreading, and exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals and noise.  Very frequent attention to detail, exposure to dangerous equipment, heavy traffic, and streams and rivers and some exposure to noxious odors and irate citizens exists.