Director of Engineering and Safety Operations
Jessica Butler, P.E., serves as Director of Engineering and Safety Operations. In this role, she is responsible for management and control of the Bridge, Construction, Maintenance, Materials and Tests, and Traffic Safety divisions.
Butler started her career with TxDOT in 2005, joining as a member of the Design Division Field Section A where she coordinated the development of transportation projects from conceptual to final design phases. In September 2011, Butler moved to the Finance Division with responsibility for developing the department’s Unified Transportation Program. Oversight of the program was subsequently moved to the Transportation Planning and Programming Division in July 2012. Butler held several leadership positions during her time with TPP, including UTP coordinator, Transportation Program branch manager, UTP/Portfolio Performance director, and ultimately division director.
Butler graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, in addition to graduating from Saint Edwards University in 2012 with a master’s degree in human services with a concentration in conflict resolution, management, and leadership.