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Systems Engineer

Job Title:

Systems Engineering

Job Category:




☐Systems and Data Management

Minimum Years of Experience/Position Level:

5-10 Years/Senior-Level

Applicable to:






☒Toll Agency

General Summary of Position / Purpose of Position

This position is an engineering specialist that provides advanced engineering and technical guidance for systems engineering applications.

Roles and Responsibilities

1.0 Managerial

% of Time

  1. Direct and supervises staff.
  2. Meet regularly with employees to assign work, establish work objectives and timelines to ensure working objectives are met.
  3. Evaluate employees’ performance, during established time frames, throughout the year and at formal review periods.
  4. Motivate and train and/or ensure required training is available for staff.
  5. Communicate regularly with direct reports, both individually and in staff meetings.
  6. Ensure that all the paperwork required for processing pay documents and human resource matters, including performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, filing vacant positions and separations, are completed accurately and processed in a timely manner.


2.0 Strategic Planning

% of Time

  1. Develop and implement transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) business and related plans to guide resource allocation and achieve unit performance targets.
  2. Collaborate with others in plan development, reporting plan results, linking performance targets to specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound, (SMART) objectives in staff expectations, identifying and making resource recommendations.
  3. Ensure funding and resources are utilized in the most cost effective and beneficial manner.
  4. Ensure the most current program elements, performance measures and functions are being implemented.


3.0 Customer Service


  1. Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to represent TSMO interests.
  2. Maintain professional contact with elected officials, private companies, public, government agencies, and officials as needed.
  3. Promote good public relations with the persons contacted while adhering internal policies.
  4. Provide accurate and timely responses to the public, contractors, and other agency personnel.
  5. Promote the resolution of outstanding technical and contractual issues.
  6. Ensure that team members and management are well informed of activities.
  7. Consider both the business and the technical needs of all customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the user needs.
  8. Communicate effectively (strong written and verbal communication skills) and work well with team members from diverse technical backgrounds.


4.0 Project Management

% of Time

  1. Reduce the risk of schedule and cost overruns for projects
  2. Produce weekly status reports detailing project activities.
  3. Coordinate and develops project concepts, objectives, resource needs, and specifications.
  4. Define budget and schedule constraints.
  5. Manage budget and schedule for systems engineering tasks.
  6. Conduct project coordination and review meetings.
  7. Provide project coordination and supervision.


5.0 Technical

% of Time

  1. Analyze engineering designs, specifications and test plans for systems and equipment based on customer/contract requirements.
  2. Ensure design best practice is followed.
  3. Lead the design of business processes for systems and operations solutions.
  4. Oversee, lead team / group activity, documenting results and related presentations as necessary.
  5. Develop engineering designs, specifications and test plans for systems and equipment based on customer/contract requirements.
  6. Support efforts for the analysis and review process for new proposed engineering software tools.
  7. Learn and apply standard engineering techniques and ensure that assigned designs follow appropriate regulatory codes.
  8. Assist in writing proposals that include job assignments, scopes of work, validation plans and procedures.
  9. Measure system performance.
  10. Make presentations before management and customers.
  11. Assist with trade-off analyses.
  12. Improve stakeholder participation.
  13. Deploy more adaptable, resilient systems, with verified functionality and fewer defects, and higher level of reuse from one project to the next.
  14. Help meet Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Rule 940 when required.
  15. Apply systems engineering concepts.
  16. Define customer needs and required functionality early in the development cycle.
  17. Support integration of multiple systems and development of custom software.


6.0 Other

% of Time

  1. Perform other duties as required.



☐High School Degree

☐Technical Degree/Associate Degree

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Related Field

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; or

☒Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Business

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

☐Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Economics, Statistics, or another Quantitative Field

☒Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferred but not required)

☐Master’s Degree in Engineering (preferred but not required)

☐Master’s Degree in Quantitative Field (preferred but not required)

☐PhD in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field (preferred but not required)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

☐Registered Engineer in Training

☐Registered Professional Engineer

☐Professional Traffic Operations Engineer

☐Certified Information Systems Security Professional