Assistant Area Engineer II 246 views

Assists in directing area office operations. Manages employees involved in construction, design, maintenance, survey, laboratory activities and office operations. Reports to an 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 are virtually self-supervising and assume direct accountability for the work product.


The essential duties for this job include:

  • 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.
  • Determines quantities and estimates cost.
  • Inspects roads, monitors maintenance activities and coordinates scheduling of maintenance work with construction projects.
  • Investigates accidents.
  • Monitors traffic control plans.
  • Oversees right-of-way, design and plan preparation for area office.
  • Plans and schedules work of construction personnel and provides them on the job training.
  • Prepares and recommends field changes and supplemental agreements.
  • Prepares and reviews monthly and final estimates and final construction reports.
  • Resolves public complaints.
  • Reviews plans prepared by area office personnel; checks designs, specifications and estimates.
  • Works with governmental officials on behalf of the Area Engineer.
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.


The required competencies for this job include:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations specific to area of responsibility for safeguarding information and information technology related systems
  • Applicable plans, specifications and estimates preparation, review, processing and compliance requirements
  • Construction engineering policies and procedures
  • Applicable inspection methods, procedures and techniques
  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures
  • Applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • 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
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups
  • Applying engineering principles, practices and methods in job responsibilities
  • Communicating technical information effectively


This job requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering related discipline

Work Experience

This job requires the following:

  • 7 years in transportation engineering including 3 years as a Licensed Professional Engineer (LPE)
  • (Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent)
  • Must have three (3) years supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience.
  • 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 **
  • **Safety Impact certification is not required at the time of application. The Safety Impact certification will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.

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 and will be subject to random drug testing.
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