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.
The innovative Office of Rail within MDOT has an exciting and unique vacancy, providing full time benefits and work life balance. We are looking for an innovative, self-starter who thrives in a diverse and cross discipline work environment. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software for design and development of plans. This position will be instrumental in the design, maintenance, and construction of all aspects in the railroad industry, involving both freight and passenger service. This position contributes to the 665 miles of state-owned railroad including design, maintenance, inspection, real estate, trespass, and opportunities to be involved in the innovative asset management program within the department. This position will provide a broad range of knowledge and experience base while gaining both office and field experience within the railroad industry.
The health and safety of our employees is top priority for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Although the official work location for this position is flexible, some of our employees are temporarily working remotely as part of our COVID-19 response. To learn more about how MDOT employees are achieving the Department’s mission while abiding by COVID-19 safety protocols, please visit our MDOT website.
Required Education and Experience
Possession of a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
NOTE: We may consider applicants that will be obtaining a bachelor’s degree by May 31, 2021.
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.
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 drivers 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.
Internal Number: 5901-21-Exec-OR-1-TE9-P1
About Michigan Department of Transportation
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.