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Transportation Engineer IV – Traffic Operations

By September 9, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Laredo

Texas Dept. of Transportation

Are you a skilled engineer looking to advance your skills in transportation and traffic operations?  Do you want to work with top-of-the-line Traffic Signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Connected Automated Transportation, and Traffic Management systems?  Are you passionate about using technology to make Texas roads safer? If so, we’d love to meet you.

TxDOT’s Laredo District is looking for a Transportation Engineer IV based in Laredo TX. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let’s talk!

Texas Department of Transportation / Laredo District

Physical Work Location: Laredo District, 1817 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 78043

Transportation Engineer IV B26, $5,784.58 – $9,783.08/month

Overnight Travel: up to 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)

General Description
Performs [highly] advanced and complex 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 are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product].

The essential duties for this job include:

Acts as a liaison with divisions, MPOs, cities, counties and other governmental entities concerning traffic management and/or traffic safety projects.
Designs, installs, maintains, and repairs all traffic management computer/communication/video systems and/or traffic signals, radios, and railroad crossing equipment.
Investigates and responds to public complaints on traffic signals, signs, railroad crossings, pavement markings, traffic management systems or other traffic related items.
Meets with law enforcement agencies and/or city officials to discuss traffic problems and possible solutions.
Oversees and/or monitors Community Traffic Safety Programs, activities involving preparation of the District Highway Safety Plan and/or the Traffic Safety Office.
Oversees and/or performs traffic engineering studies to recommend solutions for high accident locations, to warrant traffic signals and speed zones and to determine capacity and channelization of the highways.
Responsible for Intelligent Transportation System operations.
Responsible for Traffic Engineering operations.
Reviews traffic engineering studies, warranting of traffic signals and speed zones.
Writes, negotiates and/or monitors related traffic operations contracts.
Physical Requirements
Subject to hazards-moving vehicles/mechanical parts, high places/heat, or chemicals
Required to wear protective gear-respirator, hard hat, or other device
Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
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
Fingering-picking, pinching, typing; working primarily with fingers rather than whole hand
Talking-expressing or exchanging ideas by spoken words
Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading

The required competencies for this job include:

Statistical analysis methodologies and reporting procedures
Applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems
Government programs and operations affecting highway and transportation development
Highway construction design applications
Construction, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices
Traffic management systems operations
Traffic signal systems design, testing and maintenance operations
Maintenance concepts, methods, policies and requirements
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others

This job requires the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related science bachelor’s or higher degree accepted by TX Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

7 years in engineering, transportation engineering, or related engineering experience
(Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime 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
  • Drivers license at time of application

Other Conditions:

This job has been identified as physically demanding and will require a pre-employment physical.
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.
Conditions of Employment
Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

May be required to work weekends and holidays.
May be required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions.

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

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