Join WisDOT as a civil engineer!

Engineers with hard hats viewing construction materials

WisDOT hires civil engineers at the entry, senior, advanced and supervisor levels.

WisDOT civil engineer benefits include:

Opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Structures
  • Traffic
  • Maintenance
  • Utilities
  • Environment
  • Pavements

Working locations around the state:

  • Superior
  • Green Bay
  • Eau Claire
  • Madison
  • Waukesha
  • La Crosse
  • Wisconsin Rapids
  • Rhinelander
  • Milwaukee

Excellent benefits package:

  • Start with 15 days of vacation time, 4½ days of personal time and 9 paid holidays
  • Additional 5 days of vacation earned after 5 years of state employment, with additional increases every 5 years
  • Earn up to 130 hours of sick leave time per year
  • Moving expenses may be reimbursed
  • View additional benefits with WisDOT

Starting salary – entry civil engineer positions:

  • Starting pay is $49,774 per year
  • Up to $58,385 if you have professional engineering experience
  • Salary progression increases

Starting salary – senior civil engineer positions:

  • Starting pay is $62,275
  • Up to $80,267 pending relative qualifications

Starting salary – advanced civil engineer positions:

  • Starting pay is $69,742
  • Up to $80,267 pending relative qualifications

Starting salary – supervisor civil engineer positions:

  • Starting pay is $79,435
  • Up to $80,267 pending relative qualifications

Entry civil engineer positions – Spend time learning WisDOT's processes and procedures, provides support to higher level engineers, and works under close supervision. Applicants typically are new graduates or have up to 3 years of professional level engineering experience.

Senior civil engineer positions – Have the ability to make independent decisions regarding transportation projects and function as a program or project leader on a transportation project. Applicants possess at least 4 years of professional engineering experience.

Advanced civil engineer positions – Provide technical engineering expertise in their assigned program area and act as transportation project managers and complete all aspects of a transportation project. Applicants are required to possess a Professional Engineer (PE) license upon application.

Supervisor civil engineer positions – Provide oversight and management to professional engineering staff who are responsible for the planning, design, development, construction operation and maintenance of transportation facilities.

Training and progression:

  • Ability to progress to the Senior level with a salary increase
  • Some senior level positions may offer the opportunity to progress to the advanced level with salary increase
  • Opportunity to transfer to different locations or functional areas
  • Professional on the job training offered
  • Promotional opportunities available

Current WisDOT entry, senior or advanced civil engineer recruitments are posted on Wisc.Jobs.