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Engineer Hiring Program

The TCEQ is accepting applications from Licensed Engineers. Engineers at the TCEQ play a vital role in accomplishing the mission of the agency to protect our state’s natural resources, to ensure clean air and water, and to dispose of waste safely. As an engineer at the TCEQ, you will have opportunities for increasing job responsibility, as well as pay, while enjoying great benefits and retirement options.

Want to join the team? Submit your State of Texas application Exit the TCEQ today to jobs@tceq.texas.gov.

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The program is available to individuals who hold a Texas Professional Engineer’s License.

How does the Engineer Hiring Program work?

Hiring supervisors in the Austin Central Office, or any of the TCEQ’s sixteen regional offices may request applicants with a P.E. license and geographic preferences from the pool of engineer applicants.

How do I apply for employment under this program?

Applicants must complete a State of Texas Application Exit the TCEQ (It is not necessary to "register"; simply scroll to the bottom of the Work in Texas webpage to access the application.) In the job title field of the application, make a note of "Engineer Hiring Program." There is not a posting number or close date. To apply for a specific job vacancy, a separate application is required.

How long does my application stay on file?

Applications remain on file for one year from the date of receipt. Eligible individuals may submit a new application for an additional one year period.

TCEQ Engineers in action!!

TCEQ Engineer inspecting a failed dam, image 1

TCEQ employee, Levi Best, examines Mosher Big Lake Dam following an intense storm that struck Bandera County in late May and early June.

TCEQ Engineer inspecting a failed dam, image 2

Best and Johnny Cosgrove, Dam Safety Engineer, provided advice to the dam’s owners and Bandera County on how to best resolve the situation.