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ENEG12-2021-00721-Principal Engineer-Cheyenne

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description and Functions



The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Principal Engineer for the Traffic Program located in Cheyenne. As a Principal Engineer, you will contribute to the traffic program's mission for a safe and efficient state highway system by supervising work and performing work within the geometrics, studies, and marking sections tomake traveling safe and efficient.

Cheyenne is a steadily growing community along the Front Range but still true to the Old West's history. The city offers nearby mountain biking, skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. Cheyenne is also home to the "Daddy of 'em All" - Cheyenne Frontier Days - held every last week of July. Wyoming is one of only seven states with no state income tax.

Human Resource Contact: 777-4467

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Supervises and manages personnel in the production of geometrics, studies, and field analysis for construction and maintenance projects
  • Manages the statewide pavement marking program, contracts, and guidance to striping personnel
  • Design and review geometric layouts for intersections, interchanges, passing lanes, truck climbing lanes, turning lanes, acceleration/deceleration lanes, and multi-lane cross overs
  • Oversees and stamps a variety of traffic engineering studies and provides recommendations based on the studies
  • Reviews traffic impact studies, analyzes crash data for impacts on the state highway system, and provides mitigation recommendations
  • Ensure compliance with the AASHTO Green Book, MUTCD, and WYDOT design standards and knowledge of SYNCHRO, VISSIM, and HCS software usage
  • Manage the speed limit inventory database and Traffic Operations Data for input into the annual HPMS report
  • Perform analysis and make recommendations for district operation requests statewide. Ensure consistent, safe, and efficient designs following state & national standards
  • Write statewide procurement contracts for striping paint and reflective glass spheres. Write special provisions for pavement marking materials necessary for WYDOT construction projects statewide
  • Design and prepare contract plans for pavement markings projects and construction projects statewide
  • Assist the districts and solve problems related to paint & glass bead application, supply, warranty issues, etc. Provide technical advice and training to district striping crews
  • Review access permits and make recommendations to determine compliance with the policy
  • Manage database of accesses and develop methods of maintaining database via coordination with districts
  • Keep Traffic Program policy manuals updated and maintained
  • Research topics and present at various meetings and seminars throughout the state, and conduct training sessions and classes



Preference may be given to candidates with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a Professional Engineer's License for Wyoming


  • Responsibilities include but not limited to geometric and striping design, geometric operational evaluations statewide for intersections, interchanges, auxiliary lanes, and accesses
  • Knowledge of Traffic Engineering Principals, WYDOT policies, and State and National Standards which includes the MUTCD, Roadside Design Guide, A Policy of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, and Traffic Engineering handbook
  • Skills in Traffic Engineering Analysis, written and oral communication, presentations when dealing with public and private sectors
  • Ability to work with personnel within WYDOT, State and Local Governments, and the private sector to obtain approval of proposed plans



Bachelor's Degree (in Engineering)


2-4 years of progressive work experience (in Engineering) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Project Engineer

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required at time of hire - (Wyoming PE required within six months of hire date.)

Necessary Special Requirements


  • Some travel is required for this position


  • FLSA: Exempt
  • WYDOT will conduct motor vehicle record checks to verify a valid driver's license
  • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace
  • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities

Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT-Operations -Traffic

Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

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