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Area Engineer

By May 5, 2023

Texas Dept. of Transportation

TxDOT’s San Antonio District is looking for an Area Engineer based in our Bexar Metro Area Office in San Antonio. The San Antonio Area is the 7th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the growth in and around San Antonio is projected to continue. As the Area Engineer you will have oversight in the planning, design and construction of some of the largest construction projects in San Antonio as well as oversight of roadway maintenance throughout Bexar County. The challenges are sizeable, but the results are rewarding for the right person. The average day will consist of interacting with San Antonio District leadership, the general public, and managing the activities of TxDOT. This is a leadership position with unlimited opportunities!

Minimum Salary: 101,630.00  Maximum Salary: 171,881.00  Pay Basis: Yearly

Work Locations: Bexar Metro Area/ East Maint
9320 SE LOOP 410
San Antonio 78223

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time Shift: Day Job    Location Flexibility: Onsite

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:

Approves and inspects driveway, utility and drainage fill permits, and monitors removal of illegal signs.
Coordinates with the Federal Highway Administration on federally funded projects.
Directs administrative and business operation activities including human resources, training programs, inventory oversight, safety and preparation and monitoring of budgets.
Directs the development of work programs to meet transportation needs within the assigned geographical area.
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.
Oversees, plans and executes emergency procedures, preparedness and response for a geographic area; as required responds to office/incident location to direct/oversee activities for emergency situations/conditions.
Provides direction for construction projects and/or contract change negotiations.
Represents the Department to the public; answers inquiries from governmental officials, makes media presentations, speaks at public functions and participates in other civic endeavors.
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.


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 in the United States, 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background in Construction

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

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