Transportation Engineer I, II, III or IV - Bridge Division

Texas Department of Transportation Austin, TX
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/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 follow standard practices that do not require frequent supervision of details.

Transportation Engineer II:

Performs complex bridge and structural engineering work in the functional area of project development and design. 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.

Transportation Engineer III:

Performs advanced and complex bridge and structural engineering work in the functional area of project development and design. 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 establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Transportation Engineer IV:

Performs highly advanced and complex bridge and structural engineering work in the functional area of project development and design. 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.

Duties

The essential duties for this job include:

Transportation Engineer I:

* Assists in performing structural review of complex forming, false work and erection details.

* Assists in reviewing shop drawings prepared by fabricators for bridges and related structures.

* Designs moderately complex bridge projects and performs specialized design.

* Makes presentations and represents TxDOT.

* Performs inspections, structural evaluations and analyses of bridges and related structures that have appraisal and condition ratings or are recommended for closure.

* Performs moderately complex structural analysis of bridge designs.

* Provides assistance and technical support to districts, divisions and the FHWA in matters concerning bridge maintenance.

* Rates and monitors load carrying capacities of bridges.

* Recommends bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation and repair of damaged bridges.

* Reviews designs and detailed drawings of bridges and related structures prepared by other engineers and technicians.

* Performs other jobs responsibilities as assigned.

Transportation Engineer II:

* Assists districts with bridge inspection-related matters.

* Develops specifications for special bridge design details and projects.

* Reviews shop drawings prepared by fabricators for bridges and related structures.

* Schedules, assigns and oversees bridge inspection activities.

* Acts as consultant to staff engineers to coordinate construction operations.

* Assists in performing structural review of complex forming, false work and erection details.

* Makes presentations and represents TxDOT.

* Performs complex structural analysis of bridge designs.

* Performs inspections, structural evaluations and analyses of bridges and related structures that have appraisal and condition ratings or are recommended for closure.

* Provides assistance and technical support to districts, divisions and the FHWA in matters concerning bridge maintenance.

* Recommends bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation and repair of damaged bridges.

* Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Transportation Engineer III:

* Performs data collection, evaluations, analyses, studies, inspections, forecasts, assessments, and/or plan development.

* Performs highly complex structural analysis of bridge designs. Performs structural review of complex forming, false work and erection details.

* Analyzes and assists in the resolution of contract problems and disputes. Assists district and division personnel on material and/or fabrication requirements and advises of appropriate material and/or fabrication application and acceptability.

* Develops, recommends, and implements modifications as necessary for continual improvement to existing program of responsibility. Develops and/or reviews engineering related documents, correspondence, reports and remediation plans. Reviews designs and detailed drawings of bridges and related structures prepared by other engineers and technicians. Reviews literature, technical data, material specifications and procedures.

* Drives/travels to project/work locations to make on-site engineering reviews, analyses, tests and to provide technical support.

* Inspects structures for impact damage and/or construction problems and may design emergency shoring to prevent collapse of damaged structures. Investigates materials failures or fabrication problems; reviews test data and assists in determining cause of failing materials. Performs inspections, structural evaluations and analyses of bridges and related structures that have appraisal and condition ratings or are recommended for closure.

* Makes presentations and represents TxDOT. Represents the district/division at technical meetings and public hearings at local, state, federal and/or international levels.

* Rates and monitors load carrying capacities of bridges. Recommends bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation and repair of damaged bridges.

* Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Transportation Engineer IV:

* Chairs or serves as a member of a contract selection team

* Performs highly advanced and complex engineering design work such as development of layouts, sketches, plans, specifications, estimates and contracts.

* Recommends prioritization of bridge replacement, bridge rehabilitation and repair of damaged bridges.

* Assist districts and division personnel on material and/or fabrication requirements and advises of appropriate material and/or fabrication application and acceptability.

* Develops and or reviews engineering related documents, correspondence, reports and remediation plans.

* Drives/travels to project/work locations to make on-site engineering reviews, analyses, tests and to provide technical support.

* Inspects structures for impact damage and/or construction problems and may design emergency shoring to prevent collapse of damaged structures.

* Investigates material failures or fabrication problems; reviews test data and assists in determining cause of failing materials.

* Performs highly complex structural analysis of bridge designs.

* Performs structural review of complex forming, false work and erection details.

* Prepares correspondence and/or detailed engineering surveys. Writes reports, specifications and test procedures.

* Publishes articles and makes presentations and represents TxDOT.

* Rates and monitors load carrying capacities of bridges.

* Reviews designs and detailed drawings of bridges and related structures prepared by other engineers and technicians.

* Reviews literature, technical data, material specification and procedures.

* Reviews shop drawings, prepared by fabricators for bridges and related structures.

* Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Competencies

The required competencies for this job include:

Transportation Engineer I:

* Standards and specifications for bridges and other transportation structures

* Fatigue and fracture mechanics

* Construction phasing and sequencing

* Bridge inspection and appraisal methods and procedures

* Planning, coordinating and handling multiple projects within area of responsibility to meet short and long term deadlines

* Preparing technical/statistical reports

* Interpreting applicable information

* Developing and giving presentations

* Maintaining a safe working relationship

* Communicate effectively

* Exercised logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

Transportation Engineer II:

* Standards and specifications for bridges and other transportation structures

* Fatigue and fracture mechanics

* Construction phasing and sequencing

* Bridge construction and evaluation methods, procedures and regulations

* Bridge inspection and appraisal methods and procedures

* Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities

* Developing and giving presentations

* Communicate effectively

* Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

Transportation Engineer III:

* Standards and specifications for bridges and other transportation structures

* Fatigue and fracture mechanics

* Construction engineering policies and procedures

* Bridge construction and evaluation methods, procedures and regulations

* Construction phasing and sequencing

* Materials design, specifications and applications

* Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures

* Computerized structural analysis techniques

* Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities

* Evaluating products, equipment and material

* Communicate effectively. Developing and giving presentations preparing technical/statistical reports. Interpreting applicable information. Exercise logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conslusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals

Transportation Engineer IV:

* Structural engineering terminology, principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory

* Construction phasing and sequencing

* Statistical analysis methodologies and reporting procedures

* Standards and specifications for bridges and other transportation structures

* Fatigue and fracture mechanics

* Construction engineering policies and procedures

* Bridge construction and evaluation methods, procedures and regulations

* Maintenance concepts, methods, policies and requirements

* 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

* Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities

* Speaking to present images and ideas in a clear, concise, organized and interesting manner to optimize audience understanding and keep the group focused

* Persuasion and negotiation of critical issues

* Preparing technical/statistical reports

* Training in a classroom, office and field environment

* Developing and giving presentations

Education

This job requires the following:

Transportation Engineer I, II, III or IV

* Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering related discipline

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

Transportation Engineer I:

* 4 years 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 and III:

* 5 years 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 IV:

* 6 years 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:

Transportation Engineer I, II, III or IV:

* Licensed Prof Engineer

* Safety Impact Certificate

* Valid Drivers' License

* This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.

Other Conditions:

* 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 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

Standards of Employment

Remarks

The Texas Department of Transportation reserves the sole right in determining the level of position based on the applicant's work experience, education, skill level, and all other appropriate factors, and based on business needs.

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

Applicant Information

Applicant Information

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