Traffic Engineers

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Waukesha, WI, United States

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Traffic Engineers


Waukesha, WI 

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Join the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) engineering team and help shape the future of the State of Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure!

We are recruiting for a Traffic Engineer (Civil Engineer Transportation Senior) to come join our Northwest Region team. This full time permanent position can be headquartered in Eau Claire, WI or Superior, WI. 

WisDOT is a great place to work! In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, we offer a competitive benefits package featuring:

  • Substantial leave time including at least 3.5 weeks of vacation to start, 9 paid holidays, and ample accrued sick time that rolls over each year.
  • Excellent and affordable health, vision, and dental benefits (health plan options start at just $36/month for single plans and $89/month for family plans after two months of employment)
  • A casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and telework options depending on the position’s requirements
  • An exceptional pension plan with employer match and lifetime retirement payment, plus an optional tax advantaged 457 retirement savings plan
  • Well Wisconsin Wellness Program
  • A free and confidential employee assistance program that offers employees and their immediate family dependents a variety of tools, resources, and professional consultation services to support their health, goals, and overall well-being

In addition to our generous employee benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations. For more information on WisDOT you can visit our website by clicking here.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability.  Click here to learn more about how we apply these values in our work.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for complex and technical traffic engineering work relating to the following activities:  traffic engineering studies, reviews, evaluations, and plan development relating to traffic signals, lighting, marking, signing, capacity analysis, crash analysis, traffic signal system management, freight system network development and safety/operational complaints or requests.

This position applies general engineering knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices to various traffic engineering issues. The work requires a general traffic engineering interpretation in evaluating the appropriate solutions to issues and problems including the use of new technologies.

Salary Information

The Civil Engineer Transportation Senior level position is in pay schedule 14-13. Starting pay is between $65,000 and $81,120 depending upon qualifications plus excellent benefits. Pay for internal candidates is determined per the compensation plan. A 12-month probationary period is required.

Job Details

This position requires the ability to travel independently throughout the region and the State for training, meetings, inspections, etc.

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

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

Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. 


Minimally qualified candidates will have - 

  • Graduated from an ABET accredited college or university with a 4-year degree (or Master's or PH.D.) in civil engineering or a related engineering field, OR, possess a PE (Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin), OR, possess an EIT (Engineer-In-Training) license.
  • At least 4 years of professional engineering experience in design, construction or maintenance of transportation project

Well Qualified candidates will also have - 

  • Experience related to traffic engineering.

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process.  Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your application materials are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on how to develop and what should be included in these materials, click here. For more information on the basics of the selection process and how the State of WI ensures fair and equitable treatment of all applicants, click here. The vast majority of applicants are able to outline their background and experience in their resume in 1-3 pages. Any resumes submitted with more than 10 pages will not be considered after page 10. If this job posting requires a letter of qualifications, the same limit applies.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer or voluntary demotion) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Sonam Lhanze at 608-264-7230 or

Deadline to Apply

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 4th 2022 at 11:50pm CST.