Professional Engineer II (Transportation Systems Engineer)

Recruitment #1708-PE2GENU-007



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


The Transportation Systems Engineer will be responsible for developing and maintaining Hillsborough County’s Transportation Systems Program. This will include analyzing and producing a recommended annual project needs list for the present year, as well as, 5 and 10 year projections for the different programs utilizing approved methodologies and authorized budgets. Will also be required to investigate, identify, and assist with applications for available grant funding sources. The Transportation Systems Engineer leads and supervises the development of project feasibility, conceptual designs and scopes for emerging projects related to various programs including roadways, intersections, sidewalks, shared use trails, and other transportation related safety and capacity projects. The Engineer will provide support to other departments and the public that use Public Works’ issued manuals and policies. Close coordination with management, other County staff and consultants will be required.


Three years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's license in the State of Florida within six months of employment. Proof of application for a Florida Professional Engineer’s License must be submitted with the application, if Engineer currently holds a license in another state.


Physical Demands:

Sitting , bending, walking, operation of motor vehicle, good vision, hearing, situation awareness, use of computers, good oral skills.

Work Environment:

Office environment, field work to evaluate existing conditions of assets and future projects, offsite meetings, and field work related to emergency situations and post event assessment and recovery.


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices for the design of transportation facilities.
  • Knowledge of asset management systems.
  • Knowledge of Hillsborough County’s Technical Publications and update process.
  • Knowledge of flexible pavement design based on Florida Department of Transportation design criteria.
  • Knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), civil engineering, and environmental engineering principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) software.
  • Knowledge of large and/or complex public works construction projects and project management methods and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer modeling and computer aided drafting and mapping software and applications associated with the planning and design of all types of transportation projects.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances, and other professional sources of information pertaining to public roadways, infrastructures, and environmental permitting.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying.
  • Knowledge of county comprehensive planning, capital improvement projects and growth projections.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to develop scopes of work for design and special program related services.
  • Ability to analyze data, existing programs, policies, and procedures and maintain them.
  • Ability to manage work orders and maintain schedules with consultants.
  • Ability to develop and utilize computer applications for engineering modeling, design, drafting, and mapping.
  •  Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply engineering, scientific and technical principles and methods to plan, formulate and carry out programs and policies.
  • Ability to write complex technical reports.
  • Ability to review, sign and seal the subordinate staff works.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external entities with considerable interpersonal and managerial skills.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.


  • Oversees prioritization and methodology programs for transportation systems, including roadways, intersections, signals, sidewalks and others.
  • Oversees and conducts the annual re-prioritization update of the transportation systems which may include field investigations to determine eligibility and creation of concept plans.
  • Oversees grant applications for Highway Safety Improvement Projects, Safe Routes to School Projects, Transportation Alternative Projects and others.
  • Provides contract administration including creating work orders, tracking progress, approving invoices and working with consultants to maintain the continuity of service of the contract.
  • Investigates and responds to citizen inquiries about program priorities and other issues.
  • Manages and is responsible for one or more phases of large public works projects. 
  • Signs and seals engineering documents.
  • Manages public works project closeout activities.
  • Provides technical support, including updates and bulletins related to the Public Works Technical Manuals and Specifications.
  • Conducts pre-design and scope meetings as required.
  • Recommends staffing requirements and budgets.
  • Supervises the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling, and evaluating performance.
  • Evaluates bids for consultant performance.
  • Develops large and complex project goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and budgets.
  • Serves as expert advisor on design projects to technicians and engineers on complex design/construction problems.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document.




We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

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Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*