The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a diverse, innovative agency of approximately 2,800 employees serving Michigan citizens in offices throughout the state. Using cutting-edge technology and multi-disciplinary partnerships, MDOT oversees the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance for over 9,600 miles of I, US and M routes that are the backbone of the state's economy. From aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight and local public transit services, MDOT is involved in all modes of transportation. Through numerous employee engagement programs and mentoring opportunities, employees are provided opportunities to thrive in their careers and in doing so, improve the lives of Michigan residents and visitors.
This position functions as the recognized resource for traffic operations at the region with additional work in traffic safety, work zone operations, design plan preparation and construction coordination. This position also is the region resource for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Responsible for advancing the Region’s efforts to optimize traffic operations by focusing on congestion, reliability, and accessibility. The Traffic Safety and Operations Engineer maintains alignment within the region and with other TSCs, Lansing, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This position requires meeting tight deadlines and resolving issues to ensure the successful implementation and operation of MDOT services and products. Successful and continuing customer contact is a requirement for this position.
The health and safety of our employees is top priority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Based on operational needs, the official work location for this position may be flexible. Some of our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response and others are working on site. To learn more about how MDOT employees are achieving the Department’s mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit these sites MDOT website and Worker Personal Protective Products and Precautions.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
Experience Three years of professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer, including one year equivalent to a Transportation Engineer P11.
Alternate Education and Experience
Transportation Engineer 9 - 12 Possession of a registered professional engineer license as required by the State of Michigan may be substituted for 6 months of experience at the Transportation Engineer 9-12 levels. This substitution may only be used once for any employee for qualification of appointment or early reclassification.
Applicants who possess foreign degrees must have their academic credentials evaluated or converted into U.S. educational equivalents. Civil Service accepts evaluations from organizations listed on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. Go to Foreign Degree Evaluators.pdf for more information. Failure to attach a copy of your foreign degree evaluation may result in you being screened out of the process.
All newly hired state employees are required to submit and pass a pre-employment drug test and physical (if applicable) prior to their actual appointment. Criminal and driving records will also be checked if applicable. Any position offer will be conditional until results of the drug test, physical, criminal background, and driving records indicate eligibility for employment.
The department reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT also administers other state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, local public transit services, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF), and others.