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Traffic Safety Engineer

Date Posted:  Sep 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  392708

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.



About the Indiana Department of Transportation:

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you. 


Salary: The salary for this position starts at $68,770.00 per year.


Location: The location of this position is INDOT's Central Office, Indianapolis.


Role Overview: 

  • The Traffic Safety Engineer is responsible for managing traffic safety data programs and processes to directly support the mission of the Department, statewide, and corridor-level analysis of strategic assessments and directs reporting of existing traffic safety conditions. You will also be responsible for the evaluation of crash deterrence and mitigation programs, coordination of new data programs and methodologies into safety decision-making frameworks, and managing the implementation of technological innovation in traffic safety. To be successful in this role you will be a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Indiana or possess an Engineer in Training Certification working towards becoming a licensed PE.


About the Job:

The Highway Engineer performs senior level engineering and supervisory work for the Indiana Department ofTransportation. Work is performed independently with occasional direction by a department supervisor.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Directs practices for overseeing the construction of highway road and bridge projects;
  • Directs methods for developing and administering major field traffic operations, such as: complicatedinterchanges or intersection layouts, addition of auxiliary lanes and access roads, signage, lighting andtraffic signals;
  • Directs, supervises and reviews revised or newly adopted specifications and directs policies to keep current;
  • Provides senior level engineering expertise to resolve problems and provide effective and timely services;
  • Conducts senior level engineering work in the engineering services and support fields, research, and special studies;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties orresponsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or beassigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Knowledge and skill typically acquired through a baccalaureate degree plus comparable work experience,related academic training plus comparable work experience;
  • Must have certification as a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana;
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply civil engineering theories, principles, methods and procedures tothe engineering specialty of the individual;
  • Broad knowledge of and ability to apply federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures governingindividuals filed of specialization;
  • Broad knowledge of the specification standards an special provisions associated with the individual’s field ofspecialization;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and practices and departmentadministrative regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply computer aided design and to field of specialization;
  • Ability to use initiative and creativity when making technical and managerial recommendations anddecisions;
  • Ability to prepare and review complex design plans and reports relating to individual’s field of specialization;
  • Ability to organize, plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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