Join WisDOT as a civil/structural engineer!

Every day, WisDOT’s Division of Transportation System Development plays a leading role in the upkeep and improvement of nearly 12,000 miles of state highways and bridges used by millions of people.

WisDOT hires civil and structural engineers at the entry, senior, advanced and supervisor levels. There are also opportunities for interns and student co-ops

As technology continues to change the ways we design, construct and use our highways, it's an exciting time to begin your career in transportation! WisDOT is hiring in offices all over the state including Superior, Eau Claire, Rhinelander, Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, and Waukesha.

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Read more about ​pay and benefits for civil and structural engineering ​positions​ available at WisDOT.

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WisDOT offers diverse career opportunities:


Use state of the art roadway design software to design highway improvement projects that consider safety, traffic patterns, materials, environmental factors and public input. Design professionals also coordinate with state and federal agencies, local governments, businesses, tribes, property owners and the general public.

When thinking "construction," you might think about hard hats, work boots and bright vests. But every construction project at WisDOT is more than what you see. Our teams work closely with construction crews to ensure projects are built correctly to optimize return on investment in highway improvements.

Planning engineers use pavement condition, crash and traffic volume data to develop short term and long-term plans for highway improvements. Once a schedule is created for a project, planning staff coordinate with engineers in different technical areas to develop the general concept of what will be included in a project before handing it off to design.

Wisconsin has roughly 14,000 state and local bridges. Structural engineers are critical to ensure quality, durability and timely maintenance of bridges throughout this expansive system. The WisDOT Bureau of Structures is responsible for design, construction, inspection and maintenance activities.​

Traffic Operations is one of the fastest-paced areas within the department where technology continues to enhance the way we manage congestion and optimize available roadway. Traffic engineers establish best practices in design and traffic controls to improve safety and the flow of vehicles.

WisDOT maintenance professionals play a vital role in establishing the policies and practices that ensure drivable, safe highways. Maintenance engineers work with county highway departments on plowing, salting, mowing, crack-filling, permitting of large loads and a variety of other topics.

Some of the most important infrastructure in WisDOT projects is the infrastructure you do not necessarily see. Utility lines, such as gas, electric, telecommunication and internet, are all located within the right of way throughout the state highway system. It’s important that WisDOT have detail-oriented staff working with the utility companies to ensure they don’t conflict with highway improvement projects.​​

Environmental processes and staff keep projects in compliance with state and federal standards, while also providing technical expertise. Environmental procedures are core to the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of our highways. There are multi-step processes for public involvement, analysis, and documentation to minimize impacts to streams, wetlands, habitats and species.