Transportation Engineer 9-P11/12 (Traffic Operations Engineer) - Grand Region
Michigan Department of Transportation
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Civil - Structural
Civil - Traffic Engineering
Civil - Transportation
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 5901-22-GR-59-TE9-12-KC
Do you have an interest in being part of the innovation and advancement of traffic operations, ensuring safe and efficient travel for your family and community? Are you ready to go the extra mile with MDOT?
As the next Grand Region traffic operations engineer, you would be responsible for:
Monitoring, analysis, and coordination of region system work zone mobility efforts
Maintenance oversight of the region Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Coordination of ITS device integration
Collaboration with others in the Traffic Safety and Operations team, along with the region’s transportation service centers
Pilot project efforts focused on safety and mobility
Innovate and advance traffic operations through the Grand Region
The MDOT Grand Region covers 13 counties in beautiful west Michigan, which include everything from the Manistee National Forest (more than 540,000 acres), endless white sandy beaches, innumerable public and private camping areas, thousands of miles of urban and rural bike trails, and the city of Grand Rapids (also known as Beer City USA and #16 on US News’s most recent Best Places to Live list with a vibrant arts and culture scene). There are inland lakes, huge rivers, gentle streams everywhere, and, of course, Lake Michigan.
It is an exciting time in Grand Region. This position will have opportunities to be involved with the latest transportation technologies and pilot project efforts focused on safety and mobility. We have just started our Safety Service Patrol, are in process of starting up traffic signal performance monitoring and have seven active ITS projects that will expand our infrastructure, plus we're starting design next year on our first Flex Route project. We have freeway and arterial ITS with both urban and rural challenges.
The "Salary" listed above is a range that reflects the minimum rate at the entry (9) level through the maximum rate at the advanced (12) level. Based on education and experience, candidates will be reviewed to determine what level they are qualified for.
For additional information, please see the links below:
Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering OR will obtain by May 31, 2023.
Transportation Engineer 9 No specific type or amount is required.
Transportation Engineer 10 One year of professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer 9.
Transportation Engineer P11 Two years of professional engineering experience involved in transportation systems and programs equivalent to a Transportation Engineer, including one year equivalent to a Transportation Engineer 10.
Transportation Engineer 12 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.
Additional Requirements and Information
Possession of a valid driver's license is required.
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.