Transportation Engineer II
Texas Department of Transportation
Austin, TX

$52,000 - $90,000 a year

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

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 telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, in-house wellness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at Total Compensation

Work Location: 1001 E Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78753

Transportation Engineer I: B22 ($51,614 - $84,479)

Transportation Engineer II: B23 ($55,184 - $90,393)

Shift: First Shift

Overnight Travel: Up to 10%
Military Occup Specialty Code

Transportation Engineer I

State Classification Code: 2152

State Classification Title: Engineer II

Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

Transportation Engineer II

State Classification Code: 2153

State Classification Title: Engineer III

Occupational Category: Engineering and Design

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category.

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General Description

Transportation Engineer I:
Performs transportation engineering work in one or more functional areas such as planning, project development and design, construction, transportation/traffic operations and 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.

Transportation Engineer II:
Performs 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 perform work independently on assignments; however all unusual issues are referred to the supervisor.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:
Transportation Engineer I:
Acts as a consultant to supervisors of special maintenance crews.
Acts as consultant to staff engineers to coordinate construction operations.
Analyzes and recommends approval for modifications to highway maintenance contracts.
Analyzes and recommends approval for use of consultants and/or facility contracts.
Assists in the negotiation for right-of-way acquiaition.
Assists in overseeing the external Equal Employment Opportunity program.
Coordinates traffic engineering studies and traffic counts.
Designs moderately complex bridge projects and performs specialized design.
Interprets the Utility Accommodation Policy.
Makes presentations and represents TxDOT.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Transportation Engineer II:
Acts as a consultant to supervisors of special maintenance crews.
Coordinates maintenance matters with Area Engineers.
Coordinates with local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop annual Transportation Improvement Program and long and short-range transportation plans for the area.
Designs complex bridge projects and performs specialized design.
Designs, installs, maintains and repairs all traffic management computer/communication/video systems and/or traffic signals, radios, and railroad crossing equipment.
Develops standards in conjunction with TxDOT divisions and districts and the Federal Highway Administration and ensures compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards.
Develops traffic engineering and traffic management system policies, procedures and standards.
Investigates materials failures or fabrication problems; reviews test data and assists in determining cause of failing materials.
Oversees the external Equal Employment Opportunity program for construction contract work; monitors on-the-job training and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise programs.
Oversees the operations and maintenance of an ITS operations center/managed area.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Competencies

The required competencies for this job include:
Communicate effectively
Statistical analysis methodologies and reporting procedures
Airport construction methods, processes and procedures
Transportation principles and methods for moving people or goods by multimodal (road, air, water) methods, including their relative costs, advantages and limitations
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
Hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory
Hydrologic, hydraulic and geotechnical design activities and principles
Industry guidelines, specifications and codes in the production and use of technical plans for the development and delivery of products and services
Maintaining a safe working relationship

Education

This job requires the following:
Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related discipline

Work Experience

This job requires the following:
Transportation Engineer I:
4 years in Transportation engineering
(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.

Transportation Engineer II:
5 years in Transportation engineering
(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
Commercial Driver Certificate

Other Conditions:
If performing underwater bridge inspections: Must have Open Water Diver certification.
For Bridge Inspection: Must have completed a comprehensive training course based on the Bridge Inspector's Training Manual or NICET Level III or IV certification in Bridge Safety Inspection within (1) year of date of hire.
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 (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and/or Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment

Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions. Safety impact employees will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
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.

Remarks

Note: Job titles, salary groups, and/or salary ranges may change on or after September 1, 2019.

Resumes are accepted for additional information. You must complete the online State of Texas application to include work experience, education and all information necessary to meet minimum requirements for the position. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.

Applicant Information

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace.

Applicant Information

Job postings expire at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.