Utah State University

Civil Engineer

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/16/2023 5:13 PM)
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
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College of Engineering
Utah Transportation Center
Advertised Salary
Commensurate on experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Utah Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) are promoting local road safety measures through the development of a Safety Program and are looking for a Civil Engineer to join their team. The program is designed to provide safety-related information, training, workshops, and direct technical assistance to local agencies responsible for roadway safety. The target audience includes local street departments with limited or no in-house transportation safety engineering resources to conduct these activities on their own. The proposed approach includes traveling to local agencies, promoting and facilitating specific low-cost, easy-to-implement strategies for safety and infrastructure improvements as well as providing guidance on how to apply for additional funding where warranted.


The long-term goal of the program is to improve local road safety by reducing the number of fatal and injury crashes (including severity) occurring on local roads. This program is supported by the FHWA, Every Day Counts Initiative.


In-State: This position is telework eligible within the state of Utah


  • Assist the Director in developing the Utah LTAP Safety Circuit Program (SCR). This includes meeting with counties/cities to assess their needs, coordinating with UDOT Traffic and Safety, and developing plans that will help reduce severe and fatal accidents in local communities. Rural road safety will be an essential element of the program.
  • Perform Safety Audits for various communities throughout the state. This responsibility will likely include the opportunity to work with and mentor engineering students.
  • Coordination of safety-related issues with external government agencies, such as counties, cities, and municipalities.
  • Effectively serve as Dept. liaison with outside agencies to identify safety concerns and develop projects.
  • Encourage communities to partner with Utah LTAP for technical assistance and training.
  • Develop, manage, and perform Training/Workshops. Traffic safety-related training will be the primary focus, but the applicant may be called to participate in the full scope of LTAP training.
  • Manage students on research, safety audits, and asset management projects.
  • Understand and be able to direct communities to grant opportunities, particularly in the area of traffic safety.
  • The Utah LTAP has an Asset Management program for local governments where students gather pavement, sign, and sidewalk data. There will be opportunities to work with/mentor the students on these projects.
  • The Utah LTAP has a very broad scope with a small staff. The applicant will be involved in all aspects of the LTAP program.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a related field plus four years of work experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a professional engineering license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess professional engineering license.
  • Experience in Traffic Safety.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices as applied to highways, public works, and traffic safety.
  • Knowledge of department and federal policies and procedures regarding project planning, development, design, and construction.
  • Skilled in the use of personal computers and related engineering software applications.
  • Skilled in public speaking and the ability to develop/perform workshops.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to communicate information concisely and effectively in both written and oral forms.
  • Ability to “think on your feet”, problem solve and make decisions effectively.
  • Knowledge of equipment and systems appropriate to the related discipline.
  • Knowledge of design applications.
  • Knowledge of all federal, state, and local codes and ordinances pertinent to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil engineering projects and traffic safety.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to work through conflict resolution.
  • Ability to conduct field inspections, surveys, and measurements for engineering projects.
  • Ability to write reports containing technical information.
  • Ability to perform complex engineering calculations using prescribed procedures and formulas.
  • Skilled in decision-making and ability to solve complex, multi-layered problems.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate on experience, plus excellent benefits


The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motions (such as typing).  


Outdoors may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov


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