Maintenance Engineers, State DOT, are a specialized branch of civil engineering. Maintenance engineers work in conjunction with urban planners and other engineers in traffic management and transportation to look after the state of our highways. Maintenance engineers, State DOT, have a responsibility for monitoring planning schemes, construction and repair work. Their work is both office-based and on-site on public highways. The standard working week is 37 hours but there will be weekend and evening work required as well. Special clothing such as hard hats, strong boots and visible clothing is provided. The engineer will always carry tools and equipment on site visits. In general, jobs in highway maintenance require not only oversight of the actual condition of the roads but a duty to promote good relations with members of the public, parish councils and consultants.
Required Skills & Abilities
- Master's degree in Civil Engineering (Asset Management) or Public Administration