Transportation Engineer III
Texas Department of Transportation - Mesquite, TX

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Performs advanced and complex transportation engineering work in functional areas such as planning, project development, design, hydraulic analysis and technical reporting. 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 .


Education and Experience

Must be licensed by the State of Texas as a professional engineer. (Professional engineers licensed in another state, but not currently licensed in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the license requirements of the 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.) Must have five (5) years experience in transportation engineering, acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Graduate-level engineering education may be substituted for engineering experience on a year per year basis.

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 Careers page for information on verifying degrees.


Thorough knowledge of

Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements

Considerable knowledge of

Hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory

Hydrologic/hydraulic design software applications

Project changes (scope, budget, schedule, resource management) using a critical path method enterprise information system management tool

Expert skill in

Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities

Proficient skill in

Advanced and specialized design/drafting

Preparing technical/statistical reports

The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

Some skill in

Reviewing plans for accuracy and ensuring compliance with requirements

Ability to

Communicate effectively


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

Performs and/or coordinates the review and processing of Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E) submission, special specifications or special provisions.

Coordinates with area offices, districts, divisions, contractors, Corps of Engineers, National Resources Conservation Services and local entities during the development of the PS&E.

Performs complex hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of bridges over waterways and summarizes the analysis in report form.

Uses department's enterprise Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule and resource management tool to accomplish scheduling and resource management of transportation projects.

Assists with design, computer operations and plan preparation.

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

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Applicants who do not apply online must respond to the following questions which appear on the attached Questions Document and submit it with the completed Employment Application:

Are you currently a Licensed Professional Engineer (LPE)?


Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety sensitive and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety sensitive employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.

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.

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.

Department employees or family members will not have, either directly or indirectly, any financial or other personal interest in a department (or a TxDOT) contract or subcontract of any kind. A contract may not be awarded to an entity that is owned in whole or in part by any TxDOT employee or immediate family member.

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.

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