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Graduate Engineer

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City of Houston

16d ago

💼 Graduate Job


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  • You must have a science or engineering degree, pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam or have an EIT Certificate. Strong communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and knowledge of AutoCAD/MicroStation are required. Urban design knowledge is preferred.
  • You will develop street designs, collaborate on urban projects, provide engineering insight, support public outreach, and advance city initiatives through urban design and planning efforts.

Graduate Job



  • The Transportation & Drainage Operations (TDO) service line of HPW has established an Urban Design Studio to advance urban design through placemaking, safety, equity, and best practices in multi-modal transportation within the City of Houston’s public right-of-way and the overall built and natural environments. This Graduate Engineer (GE) position will support the growth of the TDO Design Studio.  
  • The GE will play a significant role in the Urban Design Studio in the development of strong, creative, and innovative planning and urban design concepts for roadway improvement and streetscape projects. The ideal candidate will bring in a strong engineering lens to the planning and urban design projects and initiatives, while having a good understanding of urban & transportation systems planning/urban design principles and increasing multimodal and safety needs. 
  • The successful candidate should possess the qualities of an intuitive thinker and proactive problem solver; the ability to see the broader picture and effectively communicate ideas; as well as professionally challenge others’ ideas for the benefit of the city.


  • Requires graduation from an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board and passage of the eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board;
  • OR
  • Possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate issued by the Board under the current requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
  • Experience Requirements:
  • No experience required.
  • License Requirements:
  • None
  • Preferences:
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, competing, and changing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, including:
  • Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and MicroStation
  • Possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate issued by the Board under the current requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
  • Due to the position being housed in the Urban Design Studio, there will be preference for the following:
  • Strong knowledge of Planning and Urban Design best practices
  • Familiarity with design software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, SketchUp etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player attitude, and the ability to establish excellent working relationships at diverse levels.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Develop street design iterations and typologies.
  • Develop, collaborate on, and advance conceptual and schematic designs on urban design and streetscape projects.
  • Prepare narrative reports and presentations that communicate planning, design and engineering processes and concepts.
  • Provide engineering insight and provide best practices and standards (including the City’s Infrastructure Design Manual) to inform studies and projects.
  • Assist project teams to prepare Design Concept Reports for City projects. Also assist teams to develop other transportation and mobility-related projects.
  • Support public outreach efforts as needed.
  • Provide graphic communication support relating to urban design and planning including but not limited to map making, renderings, infographics, illustrative documents, GIS maps, site plans, public engagement support etc.
  • Advance the goals of Resilient Houston, and other City initiatives, through the lens of placemaking, safety, and equity.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Wellness
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Retirement pension
  • 457 deferred compensation plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 10 days of vacation each year
  • 11 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
  • Flexible schedules
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Transportation/parking plan
  • Section 125 pretax deductions
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account