Director of Engineering and Safety Operations
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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 in the Design Division where she coordinated the development of transportation projects from conceptual to final design phases. In 2011, she worked in the Letting Management Section of the Finance Division.  Butler then held several leadership positions within the Transportation Planning and Programming Division overseeing the development of the department’s Unified Transportation Program and portfolio management process. In August 2018, she was appointed the deputy division director in the Design Division. In September 2020 she became TxDOT’s director of Transportation Planning and Programming Division.

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.