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Transportation, Department of

Civil Engineer-Transportation-Advanced 

Job Announcement Code(s): 13-02916

Brown, Dane, Douglas, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Oneida, Washburn, Waukesha, Wood
Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Civil Engineer- Transportation- Advanced

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting annual salary is $67,258 - $76,646, pending relative qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A six-month probationary period may be required. Pay schedule and range: 14-13.
Special Qualifications:
A valid Professional Engineer (PE) license is required at the time of application. Hired candidates must obtain a PE from the State of Wisconsin within three months of employment in the position.
Tammy Haack, Human Resource Specialist, 608-267-8932,; or Mackenzie Arney, Human Resource Specialist, 608-261-6298,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Exam Information:
Preview Exam  

The Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking individuals who are ready to take on a lead role in the delivery of the state’s transportation program. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis with the review and integration of new eligible candidates on a biweekly basis.

Preliminary Design (Project Manager) (headquartered at Waukesha region office) - The essential function of this position is to act as a project manager in the preliminary design of transportation improvement projects. This position manages activities on multiple projects including those of a highly complex nature.

Construction/Design Engineer (Project Manager) (headquartered at Waukesha region office) - The essential function of these positions is to act as a project manager in the design and construction of transportation improvement projects. These positions manage activities on multiple projects including those of a highly complex nature for continuity in both design and construction phases.

Regional Erosion Control/Storm Water Management Program Engineer (headquartered at either the La Crosse or Madison regional offices with time spent at each office) - This position provides engineering leadership and guidance to staff, consultants, and municipalities on project-level erosion control and storm water management analysis, applications and techniques.

Bridge Maintenance and Ancillary Structure Program Manager (headquartered at Eau Claire region office) -- This advanced level position functions as the primary engineer responsible for the Region’s structure maintenance and ancillary structures inspection program. This position manages the region’s ancillary structures (c-structures, culverts, retaining walls, sign bridges, monotube signal structures, high mast lighting) inspection program.

Stormwater Engineer (headquartered in the Bureau of Technical Services in Madison) – Function as the principal department program engineer for stormwater management as it relates to statewide multi-modal transportation facilities development, construction, and maintenance activities. Provide engineering leadership and guidance to department staff and consultants on program level stormwater management analysis applications and techniques and on other engineering methods which appear to have environmental impacts.

Potential Upcoming Vacancies: • Traffic Operations Engineer (headquarters in Madison) State Traffic Analysis and Data Management Engineer (headquarters in Madison)

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. 

**If you have already applied between October 2013 and now, you DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY.

Job Duties:   
These advanced level positions provide advanced professional engineering expertise in their assigned program/project(s). Positions at this level function as the primary engineer for a specific aspect of a department program/project or function as a program engineer in responsible charge of major projects within an assigned geographic area, or are in responsible charge of multiple complex projects. Engineer positions at this level perform the most complex, difficult, and advanced engineering work which includes multi- and cross-program issues and which often include policy-making responsibilities. Employees at this level have engineering responsibilities that require continually high-level contacts with public and private officials and engineers/engineering consultants on highly sensitive and complex engineering reviews. Due to a broad combination of engineering knowledge being required, assignments are extensive in scope and continually require the incumbent to use independent judgment in making professional engineering decisions. Positions at this level make independent decisions and perform work in response to program needs as interpreted by the employee with little or no review of the work by the supervisor. Positions also participate on project teams.

Special Notes:   A valid Professional Engineer (PE) license is required upon application. Hired candidates must obtain a PE from the State of Wisconsin within three months of employment in the position.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this recruitment/announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

  • Leadership skills to include knowledge of team functioning

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work with the media, legislators, local officials and the public

  • Problem solving techniques

  • Ability to interpret and administer contracts

  • Ability to direct the activities of a large, diverse group of professional, technical, and administrative staff engaged in diverse work of a technical nature

  • Project management skills

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • How To Apply:   To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t already have an account in the system. Once you are logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and then complete some exam questions. Once you finalize your exam, you will be sent an email by the system confirming that the exam process has been completed. The responses to your exam will be verified and qualified candidates will receive further consideration. Please address questions regarding the application process to Tammy Haack at or at (608) 267-8932 OR Mackenzie Arney at or at (608) 261-6298.


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