Transportation, Department of
Full Job Description
Candidates must possess a NYS Professional Engineer License and current registration. In order to be eligible to be considered for appointment, candidates must be reachable from the Civil Service List for this position or be eligible for transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.
As a Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) in the Utility and Energy Management
Bureau, the selected candidate in this position will work under the direction of the Bureau
The Utility and Energy Management Bureau Director is seeking an energetic candidate, with excellent
attention to detail to support this new Bureau with administering the statewide program. The
successful candidate would preferably have some experience or familiarity with highway work permits
and/or use and occupancy permits, and will be charged with working with NYSDOT’s eleven Regions to
foster, oversee and coordinate uses and occupancies for new and expanding technologies by utilities
and energy developers, while ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and
policies. This position requires a high level of organization and the ability to manage critical
and time sensitive tasks in order to ensure timely responses from the Department.
The subject technologies include:
Electric Vehicle Charging
The Professional Engineer 1 will perform professional engineering duties related to all types of
traffic engineering and mobility; design engineering analysis, traffic safety program management,
site inspection, permit application reviews and approvals, as well as compliance oversight,
including those of high degree of complexity. The position also requires assistance
with the day-to-day operation of Bureau activities including, but not limited to:
Expediting the review, approval, processing, and actual issuance of permits
(including both the Use and Occupancy and Highway Work permit aspects) for the subject
Centralizing and undertaking the permit approval process to the extent
possible and practicable, while still ensuring site and regions specific conditions and
issues are considered for the subject technologies.
Leveraging technology, consultant resources, workflow, and process
improvements, including cross-divisional coordination.
Working closely with internal stakeholders in the regional and main office
Operations, Right-of-Way, Planning, Design and Legal Affairs to coordinate all utility
and energy activities in the right of way.
Promoting strategic planning in furtherance of policy goals in compliance with the
above, while balancing the primary transportation purpose of the right-of-way.
Testing, support, customization and development of the internal Permit Track and ROW
Track systems in relation to supporting the subject technologies.
Providing technical assistance and training to staff, as well as other internal and
Working in consultation with Legal Affairs and other internal program areas to
coordinate the analysis, development, implementation and updating of the Department’s utility and
energy management policies, forms, and guidance in accordance with applicable federal, and state
laws, rules, regulations, policies, grant programs, and incentives, which are continuously
and rapidly evolving in all these areas.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the
response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
“Flexibility on workday start and end times.”
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