Transportation Engineer - PUBLIC WORKS

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  PUBLIC WORKS

Pay:  $71,508.00 - $107,266 - Annually $2750.31 - $4126 - Bi-Weekly  

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm- 1144 S. Seneca  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Performs civil engineering duties associated with the planning, location, design, construction, and maintenance of roads, structures and related facilities. Responsible for providing civil engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to Sedgwick County, consultants and the public.


Transportation engineering design from site feasibility analysis and planning to final design services, including administrative work in the field or office associated with the design, development, investigation, construction and maintenance of roads, structures and related facilities.

  • Prepares engineering plans, detailed working drawings, cost estimates, and project specifications for various projects.
  • Guides the work of survey, CAD and inspection personnel.
  • Coordinates utility relocation; identifies and works to resolve conflicts.
  • Recommends methods of resolving unusual and complex problems and improving materials and practices; interprets applicable engineering and administrative directives, policies and standards.
  • Reviews technical reports, engineering drawings and construction plans for compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, KDOT and Sedgwick County design specifications.
  • Meets with interdepartmental staff, outside engineers, officials and citizens to solve engineering and administrative issues.
  • Employs Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, specialized modeling software and CAD design software in preparation of data compilation, engineering design and analysis.


Manages the work of outside consultants; reviews construction plans and coordinates efforts to achieve project goals.

  • Ensures compliance with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Subdivision Regulations; approves subdivision street construction plans.
  • Acts as Project Manager; monitors consultant schedules, deliverables, and budgets; prepares projects for construction letting.
  • Coordinates and communicates consultant work with peers and supervisors to ensure beneficial incorporation into the Public Works project schedule.


Administers utility and entrance culvert permits.

  • Administers and issues utility and entrance culvert permits; coordinates with county and township personnel.


Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an ABET-accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely a related field of study. One college semester of CAD software training or one year of consistent and progressive work experience with CAD software. Satisfactory passage of an examination in the fundamentals of engineering given by the National Council of examiner, or Engineering and Surveying or ability to pass the examination within 6 months of employment. Valid Kansas driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications: Four years of civil engineering experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Two years of AutoCAD experience. Registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kansas.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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