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Staff Engineer

By January 19, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Idaho

Idaho Transportation Department

The Idaho Transportation Department is looking to fill key engineering positions state-wide. The incumbents will be responsible for all aspects of the design and construction of highway projects, from inception to final completion.

Idaho Transportation Departments Engineering positions are part of the Technical Engineering Services Lead (TESL) Horizontal Career Path. Through on-the-job training, classroom training, and achievement of team goals and agency goals, there will be opportunity to progress through the appropriate steps. As a licensed professional engineer, you will enter as a Staff Engineer. After successful completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

Engineer Intern – starting wage: $27.00
Associate Engineer – starting wage: $30.00
Staff Engineer – starting wage: $33.92 – $36.57
Staff Engineer 1 – starting wage: $36.57
Technical Engineer Services Leader – completion wage: $40.17

Technical Engineering Services Lead (TESL) Engineers are considered fully competent Professional Engineers, capable of performing all the conventional aspects of Engineering of the functional areas of responsibility of the discipline involved. Candidates will be expected to independently evaluate, select, and adapt situations, and modify techniques, procedures, and criteria to solve problems encountered. Some positions involve extensive travel and frequent overnight stays; being on call and responding to emergencies at any hour. The physical ability to walk over rough terrain, climb ladders and lift and carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds is required. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is a positive attribute.

Example of Duties

  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work, as part of a major project or a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features, such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Requires a broad knowledge of precedents of the engineering discipline.
  • May supervise professional staff and/or a large number of technical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE); or eligible for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12;

Valid driver’s license.


  • Analyzing, interpreting, and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices;
  • Writing technical engineering reports;
  • Evaluating, selecting, and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating fieldwork and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards.

Desired Qualifications: Experience developing project scopes, schedules, and budgets.

To apply for this job email your details to careers@itd.idaho.gov

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