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Area Engineer

By January 6, 2023

Texas Dept. of Transportation

The Odessa District is looking for an Area Engineer based in Fort Stockton, TX. You will be managing over $300 million in construction, supporting the ongoing energy production growth in the Permian Basin.  The challenges are sizeable, but the results are rewarding for the right person.  You will be reporting to the District Engineer but will have the latitude to manage the resources of your construction and design team, four maintenance offices and a maintenance task force.

If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk! Come make a difference with us!

Fort Stockton’s population is 8,500 and it is approximately:

300 miles or 4.5 hours west of San Antonio
240 miles or 3.15 hours east of El Paso
350 miles or 5.15 hours south of Amarillo
405 miles or 6.00 hours west of Fort Worth
65 miles or 1.00 hour east if Alpine
90 miles or 1.5 hours east of Fort Davis

Location: Stockton Ae/Mnt
1207 EAST DICKINSON
Fort Stockton 79735

Travel: Yes, 10 %

Salary: 101,630.00-171,881.00

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
Work involves keeping abreast of current transportation design innovations, modifications, laws, regulations, policies and procedures; overseeing: construction operations in the area office to include review of shop drawings, compliance with regulations, approval of letting advertising and conducting pre-construction meetings and public hearings, Design Section operations in the area office; overseeing inspection of construction projects and temporary traffic control, operations of the maintenance sections to include planning and budgeting work with maintenance supervisors and district staff, right-of-way plan preparation and monitors acquisition processes to coordinate project letting, utility relocation/adjustment inspection and responsible for material testing and construction engineering.

Essential Duties

Directs administrative and business operation activities including human resources, training programs, inventory oversight, safety and preparation and monitoring of budgets.
Oversees construction operations in the area office to include review of shop drawings, compliance with regulations, approval of letting advertising and conducting pre-construction meetings and public hearings.
Oversees Design Section operations in the area office.
Oversees inspection of construction projects and temporary traffic control.
Oversees operations of the maintenance sections to include planning and budgeting work with maintenance supervisors and district staff.
Oversees, coordinates and monitors contractors’ compliance with plans and specifications; authorizes payment of estimates; resolves differences, disputes and claims; plans preparation and approval of expenditures.
Provides direction for construction projects and/or contract change negotiations.
Responsible for material testing and construction engineering.
Reviews, recommends and approves change orders.
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: 

5 years 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
Must have 1 year supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience.
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.

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

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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