Engineers aren't limited to just one job at the Missouri Department of Transportation.

MoDOT provides challenges in the areas of bridge, design, construction, materials, traffic, planning, maintenance, and research.  You choose the career path that works for you, working in one field or getting experience in several.  Career opportunities are available no matter which route you choose.

Positions are available at the Central Office in Jefferson City and in the district offices around the state.  Districts range from the urban environments of St. Louis and Kansas City to the more rural settings of Hannibal and St. Joseph.

Missouri has the seventh largest transportation system in the country and MoDOT projects are varied.  Entry-level engineering positions require a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university curriculum.  Advancement to management positions requires registration as a professional engineer.

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The Bridge Division takes a bridge project from the preliminary design phase through the production of contract bridge plans and specifications. 


Highway designers assist in determining design features and performing computations for detailed construction plans for highway projects.  These plans involve new roadway projects and improvements to existing roads.


Traffic specialists deal with a wide range of activities covering both the design of projects and the operation of traffic-control devices on streets and highways.  They analyze traffic volume and accident data to determine the need for changes to the highway system.  They also design all traffic control plans for construction projects. 


Engineers, chemists, and geologists work together to determine the type of surfacing materials needed on highway construction projects. 


Construction inspectors are involved in various phases of fieldwork; including surveying, inspection, testing, and documentation. These tasks ensure that projects are constructed according to the plans and terms of construction contracts.

Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning is a diverse unit that plans, coordinates, and implements Missouri's transportation plan.  The unit oversees long-range transportation planning and policy development, and manages the Five-Year Statewide