Assistant Area Engineer

Humble, TX

Assistant Area Engineer-(2401741)

Position Information

TxDOT's North Harris Area Office is looking for an Assistant Area Engineer based in Humble, 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.

Minimum Monthly Salary: (B29) $8,084.17/mo.

Maximum Monthly Salary: (B29) $13,672.42/mo.

Minimum Salary: 97,010.00

Maximum Salary: 164,069.00

Pay Basis: Yearly

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Locations: North Harris County Ae/Maint 16803 EASTEX FREEWAY Humble 77347

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Shift: Day Job

Shift Details: 40 Flexible Hours/Week

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 (

Position Description

Assists in directing area office operations. Assists in managing and supervises employees involved in construction, design, maintenance, survey, laboratory activities and office operations. Reports to the Area Engineer, who has full authority for approval of all work. Responsible for the operations of the area office in the absence of the Area Engineer. 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists Area Engineer in projecting personnel and equipment needed for each project as required responds for emergency situations/conditions to assist with office activities.
  • Conducts pre-construction, Employee Forum and safety meetings.
  • Keeps abreast of current transportation design innovations, modifications, laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Oversees right-of-way, design and/or plan preparation for area office.
  • Prepares and recommends field changes and supplemental agreements.
  • Resolves public complaints.
  • Reviews plans prepared by area office personnel, checks designs, specifications and estimates.
  • Reviews utility permits.
  • Works with governmental officials on behalf of the Area Engineer.
  • 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.

Experience: 4 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

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.


  • Extensive knowledge of:
  • Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Considerable knowledge of:
  • Construction engineering policies and procedures
  • Applicable engineering workstations and applications to support efficient planning and design activities.
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Expert skill in:
  • Applying engineering principles, practices, and methods in job responsibilities
  • Proficient skill in:
  • Supervising technical staff
  • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
  • Communicating technical information effectively
  • Training in a classroom, office, or field environment
  • Using computers and applicable programs, applications, and systems
  • Manages financial and personnel resources to achieve individual and organizational goals.
  • Exercises logic and reasoning to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; makes decisions that support business objectives and goals.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs. at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools.
  • Repetitive Motion - substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and fingers
  • Close Visual Acuity - work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading.

Conditions of Employment:

Please click this link to read the standard conditions of employment for all positions: Standard Conditions of Employment (TxDOT)

  • Must pass a drug test prior to employment for safety impact positions. This is a Safety Impact position and will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Please note that the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – 49 CFR Part 40, at 40.151(e) – does not authorize “medical marijuana” under a state law to be a valid medical explanation for a positive drug test result for an employee in this position.

Job: Engineering/Engr Support Schedule: Full-time Employee Status: Regular Job Type: Standard Job Level: Manager Job Posting: May 1, 2024, 9:37:58 AM Unposting Date: May 21, 2024, 11:59:00 PM State Job Title/s: Director IV State Job Code/s: 1623 Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)

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.

Applicant Information

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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 Action of 1990.

Please click this link to read the information for applicants: Additional Applicant Information

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