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District Lab Engineer Supervisor

By December 30, 2022

Texas Dept. of Transportation

If you are interested in exploring materials utilized in building Texas roads and bridges, designing pavements, working with your hands, and supervising a team of professionals, this is the job for you. The District Lab Engineer Supervisor oversees the material quality assurance program for the District’s $1 Billion+ construction program and serves as a subject matter expert to support the Area Offices for any material-related issue. 

Salary: 92,390.00 – 156,256.00

Location: Corpus Christi Dist Hdq
Corpus Christi 78416

Travel: 25 %

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
Supervises personnel engaged in transportation engineering work in one or more functional areas such as planning, design, construction, transportation/traffic operations, maintenance and/or bridge inspection. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials, private entities and/or contractors. Employees at this level are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.

Essential Duties:

Designs new pavements and overlays or reviews related activities.
Oversees district laboratory operations and monitors material testing requirements and results for compliance with specifications.
Oversees data collection, analyses, forecasts and plan development.
Trains and supervises laboratory personnel and may train inspectors.
Responsible for the District Quality Assurance Program.
Oversees the district pavement evaluation program.
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.
Develops and oversees laboratory and/or geotechnical consultant contracts.
Drives/travels to project/work locations to make on-site engineering reviews, analyses, tests and to provide technical support.
Investigates roadway material failures and recommends solutions.
Coordinates with other engineers in the district and with the Construction Division and Materials and Tests Division concerning material testing, specifications and material failures.
Prepares correspondence and reports.
Represents the Department at meetings, conferences and related activities.
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.

Experience: 4 years in transportation engineering. (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent).
Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis. Substitutions for Minimum Qualifications

Licenses and Certifications:

Valid driver’s license. This position requires driving a state vehicle.
Licensed Prof Engineer*
*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.


Construction engineering policies and procedures
Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
Materials used in highway/bridge construction and maintenance
Pavement design and management processes and procedures
Materials design, specifications and applications
Developing, interpreting, and implementing policies, procedures, and technical information
Supervising technical and professional staff
Conducting laboratory tests
Establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjust for problems/roadblocks
Directing and establishing objectives, clarifying roles and responsibilities through individual performance plans; monitoring and measuring performance against goals; evaluating results and making necessary adjustments to meet deadlines
Effective communication
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
Maintaining a safe working relationship

Conditions of Employment:
Please click this link to read the standard conditions of employment for all positions: Standard Conditions of Employment (TxDOT)

This job has been identified as physically demanding and will require a pre-employment physical.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions. 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.

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

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