TxDOT: Transportation Engineer IV

Job Description

Job Title: Transportation Engineer IV
Job ID: 109053
Location: AUSTIN

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Grade Plan: B-25
Salary Range: $5258.66-$7500.00
Overnight Travel: Up to 25% of the time

Closing Date: No closing date

Position Information

Toll Operations Division, TxTag Customer Service Center, 12719 Burnet Rd. Austin, Tx 78727

Military Occup Specialty Code
State Classification Code: 2155
State Classification Title: Engineer V
Occupational Category: Program Management

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General Description

Performs highly advanced and complex transportation engineering work and provides statewide guidance in one or more functional areas such as toll planning, toll 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 are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.


The essential duties for this job include:

  • Chairs or serves as a member of a contract selection team.
  • Coordinates on design schematics, assists with capacity and level of service studies and reviews in-house and consultant traffic control/traffic management/intelligent transportation systems (ITS) plans and projects.
  • Reviews and processes project design plans developed by consulting engineers.
  • Develops traffic engineering and traffic management policies, procedures and standards.
  • Develops and reviews engineering related documents, correspondence, and traffic revenue reports.
  • Develops short-term and long-term goals and coordinates planning activities and resources required to meet goals.
  • Oversees the development and support of transportation toll operations systems.
  • Monitors contract performance, evaluates contract deliverables, reviews billing documentation, monitors the consultant’s compliance with the terms of the contract, and prepares and delivers a written evaluation of the consultant’s performance. Drives to perform these duties.
  • Negotiates fees and budgets, develops and negotiates scopes of work, negotiates contract work schedules, and negotiates other contract agreements.
  • Recommends practices and procedures for Critical Path Method scheduling, project changes, budgeting, resourcing and baseline management.
  • Performs highly advanced and complex planning work such as plan review, calculations and transportation planning studies.
  • Provides planning and engineering support for districts in project development and CDA procurement.
  • Serves as a project manager overseeing consultants performing advanced and complex engineering work.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Applicable engineering workstations and applications to support efficient planning and design activities
  • Design and plan preparation methods and requirements for traditional and innovative projects
  • Critical Path Method (CPM) for managing projects.
  • Contract development and oversight
  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals
  • Establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjusting for problems/roadblocks
  • Negotiating settlement of differences without damaging relationships; applying effective questioning and listening techniques to determine other parties’ positions in a direct and diplomatic manner
  • Traffic management systems operations
  • Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations
    • Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
  • Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines
  • Planning, assigning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work of professional, administrative and technical employee
  • Industry guidelines, specifications and codes in the production and use of technical plans for the development and delivery of products and services


This job requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related discipline

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • 6 years in Transportation Engineering
  • Experience can be satisfied by full-time or prorated part-time 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

Other Conditions:

  • 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 Texas Board of Professional Engineers 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

  • Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
  • Required to work weekends and holidays.
  • Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check to include verification of identification and residency, and a national fingerprint-based records check at the employer’s expense is required.
  • Driver’s record check will be conducted by the Department. Satisfactory driving records are required for driving state or personal vehicles and motor driven equipment to conduct agency business.
  • Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours.
  • External final applicants for any department position who could potentially be required to drive for the department must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to reasonable cause testing during employment.
  • External final male applicants who are 18-25 years of age will be required to furnish proof of registration or exemption from registration with the Selective Service System.
  • Successful completion of a post-offer/pre-employment physical exam at the employer’s expense is required.
  • If hired, employee must provide document(s) within three (3) days of hire date that establish identity and employment eligibility. A complete list of acceptable documents is on file with the local Texas Workforce Commission office or http://www.twc.state.tx.us/.
  • As part of its employment process, TxDOT may procure or have prepared a criminal background check. An applicant with an unsatisfactory criminal background check report is ineligible to be hired for the position for which the report is initiated.


  • Resumes and cover letters are not accepted, only online applications are reviewed by TxDOT.

Applicant Information

If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Texas Penal Code (Section 32.52) prohibits the use of fraudulent or substandard degrees. Education and degree information listed on applications will be verified for all final applicants. See “Education Verification” on http://www.txdot.gov/careers/verification.htm page for information on verifying degrees.

Initial screening is based on the Education and Experience minimum requirements defined in the job posting. Interviewee selection is based on applicant information explaining how they meet each Competency requirement in the summary of experience.

Official transcripts or other minimum requirement validations will be requested at the time of the conditional job offer. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group that has the same state title is not eligible for a salary increase. An internal applicant who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.


Job postings expire at 11:59 PM CST (Central Standard Time) on the Posting Close Date.