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TCE Program Advancement Opportunities 

ODOT’s staff of Professional Engineers maintain a wealth of practical knowledge and hands-on experience in the Transportation Engineering field. The TCE Program prepares our future engineers and provides them the knowledge it will take to advance to higher levels of engineering within ODOT.

  • TCEs are full time entry level engineers who work under the supervision of Professional Engineers (this time is credited toward the time needed to sit for your Professional Engineers License)

  • TCEs promote to a Transportation Engineer 2 after their probationary period (the Transportation Engineer structure includes five classifications (TE1 through TE5) which offers motivated professionals a lifetime of growth and upward mobility)

  • TCEs through TE2 specialize in Roadway Construction, Planning, Design, Maintenance or Testing functions with assignments increasing in degrees of responsibility upon appropriate advancement. There are also specific areas of engineering within these classifications including Hydraulics, Bridges, Structures, Pavement, Traffic, etc.

  • TE3, 4, and 5 act as supervisors or staff specialists and require a Professional Engineer’s license.