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Telecommunications Engineer

Job Title:

Telecommunications Engineer

Job Category:




☐Systems and Data Management

Minimum Years of Experience/Position Level:

5-10 Years/Mid-Level

Applicable to:






☒Toll Agency

General Summary of Position / Purpose of Position

This position is a engineering specialist that provides advanced engineering and technical guidance for telecommunications systems used in Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO).

Roles and Responsibilities

1.0 Managerial

% of Time

  1. Direct and supervise staff.
  2. Meet regularly with employees to assign work, establish work objective 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.


2.0 Strategic Planning

% of Time

  1. Develop and maintain strategic plans for the organization’s TSMO telecommunications systems including inventories, architectures, technical information, proposed projects, funding and timelines.
  2. Collaborate with others related to overall TSMO planning.
  3. Ensure telecommunications 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 for telecommunications systems.


3.0 Customer Service

% of Time

  1. Participate in meetings, on committees, task teams and other groups with internal and external customers to represent TSMO interests related to telecommunications.
  2. Maintain professional contact with elected officials, private companies, public, government agencies, and officials doing business with the State related to telecommunications.
  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 department personnel.
  5. Promote the resolution of outstanding technical and contractual issues.
  6. 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. Develop and manage internal work orders for system improvements performed by internal staff.
  2. Develop and manage consultant contracts and other types of agreements that support TSMO functions and/or relate to performance targets.
  3. Develop documentation for contract funding, request for proposal (RFP) and related documents, participation on technical review committees (TRC), evaluation of contract work products, consultant evaluation and invoice processing approval.


5.0 Technical

% of Time

  1. Act as a technical advisor on telecommunications systems that support the TSMO program.These include fiber optic systems, wireless systems, leased telecommunications and others.Support the operations and maintenance of these systems.Telecommunications systems may include technologies such as Internet Protocol (IP), Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), cellular data systems, various data network technologies and topographies, various wireless and wireline data technologies, and may include knowledge of legacy systems.
  2. Design telecommunications systems that support TSMO systems such as closed-circuit television, count and speed detection stations, dynamic message signs, tolling, weather stations, traffic signal systems, connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and others.
  3. Collaborate with other technical staff such as Information Technology to assure system compatibility, operability, interoperability, and synchronization with other telecommunications planning and improvement efforts.
  4. Participate on committees, task teams and in other groups as needed.
  5. Oversee lead team / group activity, documenting results and related presentations as necessary.
  6. Sign and seal technical reports, plans, specifications, documents, etc. as required.
  7. Connect agency’s systems as needed/applicable.


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

☐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

☐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 Engineer Traffic Operations Engineer

☐Certified Information Systems Security Professional