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Transportation Engineer III, IV, V or VI – Design Division

By July 21, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Austin

Texas Dept. of Transportation

TxDOT’s Design Division is looking for a talented professional to join our Team in our Project Development Support Section!  TxDOT has a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!!

At TxDOT we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include flexible work schedules, wellness leave incentives, career development programs, tuition assistance programs, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/hrd/careers/hidden_benefits.pdf.

This position is for one Transportation Engineer III, IV, V or VI depending on business need and the applicants’ qualifications.

Work Location – 118 East Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704. The work location for this position will be moved to 6230 E. Stassney Lane, Austin, Texas tentatively in the summer of 2022.

Shift: First Shift

Salary Plan/Grade

Transportation Engineer III, B24: $59,004 – $96,720 yearly

Transportation Engineer IV, B25: $63,104 – $103,491 yearly

Transportation Engineer V, B26: $69,415 – $117,397 yearly

Transportation Engineer VI, B28 $83,991 – $142,052 yearly
General Description
Transportation Engineer III or IV:

Performs complex to advanced transportation engineering and assists in the development and/or review of schematics; review of Advance Funding Agreements, preliminary bridge layouts, interstate access justification reports, frontage road requests, preliminary / interim reviews of PS&E at 30%-60%-90% stages of development, and design exceptions; reviews of release of access and preparation of Minute Orders; FHWA coordination; developing and performing training for the Districts; participation in meetings / conferences (design concept conferences, value engineering studies, major corridor meetings, risk workshops, etc.). May also perform and/or review operations analysis, safety analysis, final processing of plans, specifications, and estimates; prepare preliminary and final designs, and associated supporting documentation; provide support in the use of engineering software packages; and, assists with the updates to Division policies, guidance, design standards, and training as it relates to project development, engineering, and design. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with divisions and districts. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives; issues are rarely referred to the Supervisor.

Transportation Engineer V, VI:

Performs highly advanced transportation engineering and serves as lead worker in the development and/or review of schematics; review of Advance Funding Agreements, preliminary bridge layouts, interstate access justification reports, frontage road requests, preliminary / interim reviews of PS&E at 30%-60%-90% stages of development, and design exceptions; reviews of release of access and preparation of Minute Orders; FHWA coordination; developing and performing training for the Districts; participation in meetings / conferences (design concept conferences, value engineering studies, major corridor meetings, risk workshops, etc.). May also perform and/or review operations analysis, safety analysis, final processing of plans, specifications, and estimates; prepare preliminary and final designs, and associated supporting documentation; provide support in the use of engineering software packages; and, assists with the updates to Division policies, guidance, design standards, and training as it relates to project development, engineering, and design. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials, divisions, and districts. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.
Duties
The essential duties for this job include:

Transportation Engineer II, III, or IV:

Acts in an advisory capacity on administrative, technical, regulatory and engineering aspects of transportation planning and project development.
Analyzes and assists in the resolution of design issues or other matters relevant to project development in accordance to guidelines and policies.
Travels to project/other work locations to make onsite engineering reviews, and to provide technical support.
Performs reviews and/or engineering/design-related activities for preliminary engineering, including value engineering, advance project development / planning reports (alternatives analysis, operations analysis, safety analysis, etc.), and schematics, as well as reviews for plans, specifications, and estimates at various stages of project development, including, as needed, administrative / technical reviews and activities associated with final processing of plans, specifications, and estimates.
Develops and/or reviews engineering-related documents, including correspondence, technical memorandums and reports, draft minute orders, funding agreements, etc.
Prepare, as needed, preliminary and final designs, and associated supporting documentation, and provide support, as needed, in engineering software packages.
Assists with the updates to Division policies, guidance, design standards, and training as it relates to project development, engineering, and design.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Transportation Engineer V, VI:

Performs as Lead Worker; assists with assigning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of professional and administrative employees.
Leads professional, technical and/or clerical personnel engaged in engineering-related activities.
Leads the training of engineering staff.
Acts in an advisory capacity on administrative, technical, regulatory and engineering aspects of transportation planning and project development.
Analyzes and assists in the resolution of design issues or other matters relevant to project development in accordance to guidelines and policies.
Travels to project/other work locations to make onsite engineering reviews, and to provide technical support.
Performs reviews and/or engineering/design-related activities for preliminary engineering, including value engineering, advance project development / planning reports (alternatives analysis, operations analysis, safety analysis, etc.), and schematics, as well as reviews for plans, specifications, and estimates at various stages of project development, including, as needed, administrative / technical reviews and activities associated with final processing of plans, specifications, and estimates.
Develops and/or reviews engineering-related documents, including correspondence, technical memorandums and reports, draft minute orders, funding agreements, etc.
Prepare, as needed, preliminary and final designs, and associated supporting documentation, and provide support, as needed, in engineering software packages.
Assists with the updates to Division policies, guidance, design standards, and training as it relates to project development, engineering, and design.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Physical Requirements
Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions
Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools
Climbing – ascending/descending ladders, stairs, scaffoldings, ramps, etc
Balancing-walking, standing, crouching on various surfaces without falling
Reaching-extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
Standing-prolonged periods of time
Walking-moving on foot to accomplish tasks: long distance/from one work site to another
Lifting-raising objects from lower to higher position/horizontally to a different position
Fingering-picking, pinching, typing; working primarily with fingers rather than whole hand
Talking-expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken words
Grasping-applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm
Hearing-perceive sound at normal speaking levels; receive information by oral communication
Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading
Close Visual Acuity-work includes visual inspection of small defects/parts
Close Visual Acuity-using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts
Visual Acuity-determine work quality/make general observations of facilities/structures
Competencies
The required competencies for this job include:

Transportation Engineer III or IV:

Effective communication (both oral and written), including documentation of work effort and presenting to others.
Team or work group participation using effective communications methods; contributing to the team or work groups in defining objectives, staying on task and reaching consensus; soliciting participation, challenging ideas and summarizing accomplishments and planned actions.
Exercise logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; as well as analyzing and organizing technical data.
Understand government programs, operations, laws, rules, regulations, as well as policy and procedures affecting transportation project development.
Establishment of plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjusting for problems / roadblocks.
Highway design applications, including geometric design relationships to traffic operations, maintenance and construction, as well as the use of computers and applicable engineering programs and systems.
Applicable schematic, plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements.
Handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines, including scheduling techniques, as well as monitoring the status and progress of projects.
Reviewing the work of others.
Maintaining a safe work environment.
Transportation Engineer V, VI:

Effective communication (both oral and written), including documentation of work effort and presenting to others.
Team or work group facilitation using effective communications methods; contributing to and guiding the team or work groups in defining objectives, staying on task and reaching consensus; soliciting participation, challenging ideas and summarizing accomplishments and planned actions.
Exercise logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; as well as analyzing and organizing technical data.
Applicable government programs, operations, laws, rules, regulations, as well as policy and procedures affecting transportation project development.
Establishment of plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjusting for problems / roadblocks.
Highway design applications, including geometric design relationships to traffic operations, maintenance and construction, as well as the use of computers and applicable engineering programs and systems.
Applicable schematic, plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements.
Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines, including scheduling techniques, as well as monitoring the status and progress of projects.
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others.
Maintaining a safe work environment.
Education
This job requires the following:

Transportation III, IV, V or VI:

Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related discipline
Work Experience
This job requires the following:

Transportation Engineer III:

6 Years in Transportation Engineering
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent.
No supervisory experience required.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
Transportation Engineer IV:

7 Years in Transportation Engineering
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent.
No supervisory experience required.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.
Transportation Engineer V:

8 Years in Transportation Engineering
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent.
No supervisory experience required.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

Transportation Engineer VI:

10 Years in Transportation Engineering
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent.
No supervisory experience required.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications
The following Licenses and/or Certifications are required for this job:

Licensed Prof Engineer
Safety Impact Certificate
Other Conditions:

Professional engineers licensed in another state, but not currently licensed in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the license requirements of the State of Texas Engineering Practices Act, (2) obtain a professional engineering license from the State of Texas within six (6) months of the date of hire, and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.
This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.obtain a professional engineering license from the State of Texas within six (6) months of the date of hire, and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.
This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.

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

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