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State of Massachusetts Senior Transportation Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

About MassDOT An agency on the move, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. Powered by a growing data-analytics discipline – and working in conjunction with municipalities, public agencies and the private sector – we’re finding new ways to improve the Bay State’s transportation infrastructure. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Aeronautics, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Rail & Transit, and Planning & Enterprise Services. There are approximately 3,600 employees across the organization. Position Summary The Senior Transportation Engineer is responsible for overseeing the planning, design, and advertising of roadway projects including complete streets, highway reconstruction and intersection safety projects in the Commonwealth.  MassDOT is committed to the Complete Streets principles, in policy and in practice, to promote Complete Streets throughout the Commonwealth through training, design guidance and funding. These facilities provide safe and accessible options for all travel modes - walking, biking, transit, and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities. Designing and constructing streets with these principles contributes toward the safety, health, economic viability, and quality of life in a community by improving the pedestrian and vehicular environments. Providing safer, more accessible, and comfortable means of travel between home, school, work, recreation, and retail destinations helps promote more livable communities. Incumbents of positions in this series prepare or review plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates for engineering projects; prepare and/or review reports, studies, and analytical data; perform calculations relating to engineering problems; perform engineering surveys; inspect construction and/or maintenance work; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to perform professional engineering duties in such areas as highways, bridges, buildings, and facilities all in accordance with sound engineering principles, applicable laws, regulations and standards. Duties and Responsibilities * * Prepares conceptual designs and feasibility studies and/or is responsible for the design of in-house projects. Writes contract special provisions and coordinates activities with other sections, divisions, and agencies. Supervises and provides training to junior staff members. Provides support to the Team Leader/ Project Manager in Design Team operations. * Reviews projects, designs, and reports such as roadway geometry, traffic analysis and environmental documents produced by others. * Direct the preparation and/or review or plans, specifications, and cost estimates for complex highway, bridge or building projects * Prepares and reviews project documents such as Preliminary Contract Estimates, earth work Sheets, Detail Sheets, Financial Award Sheets and Special Provisions. *Qualifications * Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering. * Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in civil engineering. * Knowledge of the principles of hydraulics as applied to surface drainage pipes and culverts. * Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of concrete and asphalt; mechanical properties of fluids; theory and practice of plane surveying; Knowledge of the engineering properties of soils. * Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in building, bridge, highway, road, street, or tunnel construction; Knowledge of mathematical formulas used to compute volumes and areas. * Knowledge of the types and skill in the uses of equipment used in plane surveying, knowledge of the methods of soil testing. * Knowledge of mathematical computations used in solving civil engineering problems. * Knowledge of elementary algebra, trigonometry, plane and solid geometry, integral and differential calculus; knowledge of the standard procedures for taking field notes in connection with plane surveying. * Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of civil engineering data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. * Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, procedures, specifications and guidelines governing assigned unit activities and in connection with the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, buildings, etc. * Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in civil engineering work in such areas as construction, survey, design, transportation, hydraulics, structural, sanitary, drafting, environmental, highway, architectural, airport, soils and materials, of which (B) at least four years must have been in a professional capacity, and (C) of which at least three years must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience, and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate’s degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technologymay be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in civil engineeringor civil engineering technologymay be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.* III. A Graduate degree with a major in civil engineeringmay be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.* *NOTE: The terms civil engineering and civil engineering technology include related engineering disciplines, such as construction, survey, hydraulics, design, transportation, structural, soils, sanitary, environmental, drafting, highway, architectural, mining, airport and materials. *Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (C) experience. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License may be required. FOR NON-MassDOT APPLICANTS: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline for appointment to this position. FOR MassDOT EMPLOYEES: Applicants for this position must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate engineering discipline for appointment to this position, or hold a position in the Department in one of the next two lower titles than the position applied for, in the same or similar career ladder. Comprehensive Benefits When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. * For questions regarding the job posting, email * For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. * For a disability -related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call ADA Coordinator, Heather Ulesoo 617-851-9447. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. *Job: Engineering* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *Senior Transportation Engineer Location: Massachusetts-Boston-10 Park Plaza Requisition ID: 21000ALX