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Citizens Square
200 E Berry St
Fort Wayne
Highway Department
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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, exempt, unclassified, at-will and not covered by the due process portions of The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary; ability to sometimes work unusual hours

Under the direction of the Highway Director, the Highway Engineer is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing the engineering and technical services division of the Allen County Highway Department.


  • Responsible for representing the Highway Department and the County in various planning groups and forums. 
  • Supervises all Highway Engineering and Technical Services divisions of the Allen County Highway Department.
  • Oversees Local road and bridge engineering and construction programs, including, but not limited to, right-of-way acquisition, permit acquisition, utility coordination and construction and inspection activities.
  • Responsible for consultant solicitation, selection and management for transportation system projects, programs, inventories, studies and assessments.
  • Manages the Federal Aid program relevant to County transportation projects.  Serves as primary point of contact with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on Federal Aid projects.
  • Participates in the planning, preparation, and management of the County’s annual Transportation Improvement Program, including project prioritization and program budget. Prepares, maintains and updates various periodic program reports.
  • Interacts with developers and their representatives to determine project requirements, exchange information, and facilitate planning and coordination on private and public development projects.
  • Provides interaction and correspondence with property owners, business owners and constituents on complaints, requests, and inquiries regarding transportation projects, operations, policies, and issues.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and five years’ experience in roadway design and construction
  • Valid Professional Engineer license registered in the State of Indiana
  • Valid Driver’s License to drive to and from job sites
  • Ability to obtain INDOT Employee of Responsible Charge (ERC) certification within one year
  • Strong management skills
  • Knowledge and fundamental understanding of Civil Engineering pertaining to roads, bridges, drainage, trails, traffic and transportation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Federal Aid requirements and INDOT’s “Local Public Agency” process
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job-related software


The Highway Engineer works in and out of a standard office setting with frequent sitting and the ability to move about freely and some lifting of up to twenty pounds, bending, reaching over head, kneeling, mental/visual effort, monitoring equipment and detailed inspection.  Frequent proofreading and very frequent typing and attention to detail exists.  The County Engineer is sometimes exposed to extreme temperatures, dangerous equipment, noise and noxious odors and sometimes works near heavy traffic, streams and rivers, and unstable excavations.  


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). Accordingly, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, disability or medical condition, national origin, and veteran status, and all other categories protected by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.