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Transportation Design Engineer I, II or III

By December 30, 2022

Texas Dept. of Transportation

The Central Design Office in the Corpus Christi District is looking for a Transportation Engineer to lead staff in the application of transportation design standards and practices in the creation of plans, specifications, and estimates for construction. This individual will have a strong background in applying transportation design principles as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment to produce deliverables in a goal-driven atmosphere.

Transp Engineer I (B23): $55,184 – $90,393/Annually
Transp Engineer II (B24): $59,004 – $96,720/Annually
Transp Engineer III (B25): $63,104 – $103,491/Annually
Location: Corpus Christi Dist Hdq
1701 S PADRE ISLAND DRIVE
Corpus Christi 78416

Travel: 10 %

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 transportation engineering work in one or more functional areas such as planning, project development and design, construction, transportation/traffic operations and/or maintenance. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.

Essential Duties:

Transportation Engineer I:

Assists with design, computer operations and plan preparation.
Assists with the development of design and project development reports, surveys and correspondence.
Drives a state vehicle to project/work locations to make on-site engineering reviews, analyses, tests and to provide technical support.
Performs engineering design work such as development of layouts, sketches, plans, specifications, estimates and contracts.
Performs and coordinates the review and processing of Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E) submission, special specifications or special provisions.
Provides design engineering support for districts in project development.
Reviews and revises schematics, PS&E, project designs, shop drawings and field changes for traffic control devices, signals, signs, markings, detours, traffic control plans, electrical distribution and roadway lighting and traffic management systems.
Reviews designs and detailed drawings of bridges and related structures prepared by other engineers and technicians.
Reviews literature, technical data, material specifications and procedures.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
Transportation Engineer II:

In addition to the duties listed above-

Develops design and project development reports, surveys and correspondences.
Performs complex facility engineering work such as layouts, sketches, detailed plans, specifications and estimates.
Performs complex planning work such as plan review, calculations and assisting in transportation planning studies.
Assists Project Managers related to resource assignments, schedules, scope, communication, quality, and procurement, while utilizing available resources and maintaining the agency’s project objectives.
Develops and reviews engineering related documents, correspondence, reports and remediating plans.
Performs and documents in-house research studies.
Performs complex structural analysis of bridge designs.
Performs data collection, evaluation, analyses, studies, investigations, forecasts and plan development associated with facility issues.
Performs pavement designs and makes recommendations.
Provides technical assistance in drainage design, resolution of drainage complaints, hydraulics evaluations and other hydrology matters.
Uses department’s enterprise Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule and resource management tool to accomplish scheduling and resource management of transportation projects.
Writes, negotiates and monitors related traffic operations contracts.
Transportation Engineer III:

In addition to the duties listed above-

Develops plans for the Project Managers related to resource assignments, schedules, scope, communication, quality, and procurement, while utilizing available resources and maintaining the agencys project objectives.
Performs complex hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of structures over waterways and summarizes the analysis in report form.
Coordinates phases of preliminary design and revisions in PS&E with districts, divisions, Administration, the FHWA, contractors, fabricators, Corps of Engineers and local entities.
Ensures facility-related contracts comply with applicable federal and state law, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
Evaluates pavement products and pavement condition data.
Evaluates the performance of new transportation products.
May serve as a lead worker for engineering and administrative staff.
Performs final review, prepares, evaluates and negotiates contracts with consultants for routine, fracture critical and underwater bridge inspections.
Training engineering staff.
Writes/reviews proposals and estimates for letting.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Transportation Engineer I, II or III:

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

Transportation Engineer I:

Experience: 4 years engineering, transportation engineering, or related engineering experience (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

Transportation Engineer II:

Experience: 5 years engineering, transportation engineering, or related engineering experience (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

Transportation Engineer III:

Experience: 6 years engineering, transportation engineering, or related engineering experience (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.

Competencies:

Transportation Engineer I:

Communicate effectively
Hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory as well as geotechnical design
Transportation principles and methods for moving people or goods by multimodal (road, air, water) methods, including their relative costs, advantages and limitations
Standards and specifications for bridges and other transportation structures
Highway construction design applications
Environmental engineering as it relates to transportation
Construction phasing and sequencing
Pavement design and management processes and procedures
Design and plan preparation methods and requirements
Materials design, specifications and applications
Cost estimating and cost controls
Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
Performing basic design and drafting
Performing calculations to include material and labor estimates, expenses, technical survey data and engineering calculations
Using surveying tools, equipment and instruments
Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines
Interpreting applicable information
The use of applicable programming languages
Using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems
Maintaining a safe working relationship

Transportation Engineer II:

In addition to the competencies listed above-

Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements
Pavement design and management processes and procedures.
Critical Path Method for managing projects
Geometric design relationships to traffic operations, maintenance and construction
Foundation analysis programs
Planning methods, techniques and strategies

Transportation Engineer III:

In addition to the competencies listed above-

Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes
Training in a classroom, office, or field environment
Leading, assigning, reviewing, and monitoring the work of others
Evaluating transportation research and development based on performance criteria and adaptability of materials, equipment, processes and innovations for safe, effective and efficient mobilization of people, products and services.
Initiates and supports quality management activities and performance management measures to provide the highest quality products and services that meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers

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.

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