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Transportation Engineer IV – Strategic Planning Division

By December 28, 2022

Texas Dept. of Transportation

Position Information TxDOT’s Strategic Planning Division is looking for Transportation Engineer IV based in Austin, TX. We encourage you to apply if you are looking for a professional and stable career along with serving the public sector.

To learn more about TxDOT, we welcome you to watch the following video:

Stassney Campus https://youtu.be/u42vEZacDgA

Salary: 69,415.00-117,397.00

Stassney Hq: 6230 East Stassney Lane, Austin 78744

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Shift: Day Job    Location Flexibility: Hybrid

Benefits and Perks 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:

Low Turnover
Retirement Pension
Alternative Work Schedules
Paid Leave/Holidays
Health Premiums paid at 100% for full-time employees
On-the-Job Training
Tuition Assistance Program
Comprehensive Wellness Program/Wellness Leave Incentives
Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement
For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: Total Compensation Package
To view benefits available to all State of Texas employees visit: Benefits at a Glance | ERS (texas.gov)

Position Description
Performs highly advanced and complex transportation engineering and project management work related to connected and autonomous vehicles and infrastructure, digital infrastructure deployment, and data usage and analysis across multiple functional areas including planning, project development and design, construction, transportation/traffic operations, maintenance and research as part of the Cooperative and Automated Transportation program team. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities and cross disciplinary subject matter experts. Work covers a wide range of rapidly changing new technologies and will require significant flexibility, team collaboration and the ability to rapidly analyze issues. This role must bridge the gcap between these new technologies and traditional transportation design and operations. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

Essential Duties: 

Assists Project Managers to establish realistic and achievable schedule baselines for advanced and highly complex projects.
Provides technical information and guidance regarding innovative and experimental technologies to departmental personnel.
Acts as a liaison with divisions, MPOs, cities, counties and other governmental entities concerning traffic management and/or traffic safety projects.
Acts in an advisory capacity on administrative, technical, regulatory and engineering aspects of transportation.
Coordinates and/or monitors consultant contracts related projects.
Develops short-term and long-term goals and coordinates planning activities and resources required to meet goals.
Develops traffic engineering and traffic management system policies, procedures and standards.
Develops work orders and other agreements with consulting engineers for building system projects studies and analysis.
Evaluates the performance of new transportation products.
Makes presentations and represents TxDOT.
Monitors contract performance, evaluates contract deliverables, reviews billing documentation, monitors the consultant’s compliance with the terms of the contract, and/or prepares and delivers a written evaluation of the consultant’s performance
Performs data collection, analyses, forecasts and plan development.
Provides technical assistance for the development of rural ITS/traffic management corridors.
Provides technical expertise in planning, coordinating, maintaining and operating traffic management systems.
Utilizes project management principles in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing for highly complex transportation projects.
Writes, negotiates and/or monitors related traffic operations contracts.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related science bachelor’s or higher degree accepted by TX PELS.


7 years engineering, transportation engineering, or related engineering experience
Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time equivalent.
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid driver’s license. This position requires driving a state vehicle.
Licensed Prof Engineer*
Safety Impact Certificate
*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 and will be subject to random drug testing.
*Please note that the Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – 49 CFR Part 40, at 40.151(e) – does not
authorize “medical marijuana” under a state law to be a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test result for an employee in this position.


Transportation principles and methods for moving people or goods by multimodal (road, air, water) methods, including their relative costs, advantages and limitations
Industry guidelines, specifications and codes in the production and use of technical plans for the development and delivery of products and services
Construction, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices
Traffic management systems operations
Contract development and oversight
Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines
Monitoring the status and progress of projects
Evaluating products, equipment and material
Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
Preparing technical/statistical reports
Interpreting applicable information
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools

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

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