Eliza Paul, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Houston District.
She is responsible for overseeing the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the state transportation system for the six counties in the district.
Paul earned her Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London in 1984 and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from University of Houston in 1988. She began her career as an engineering assistant in Houston District Laboratory in January, 1989 where she worked on different geotechnical designs for numerous projects throughout the Houston District. She became a registered professional engineer in 1994.
In 1995, she transferred to South Harris Area Office to be a project engineer on IH 45 south at BW 8 interchange project where she gained valuable construction experience with design and maintenance projects while working in the area office. Three years later, Paul became the assistant area engineer for the Central Houston Area Office. In this capacity, she managed employees engaged in design, construction, and maintenance in one of the busiest area offices in the State. She assisted in administering construction and maintenance contracts in the area office and played a key role in the oversight of over $750 million in reconstruction of 10 miles of I-10 Katy Freeway.
In 2010, Paul became the assistant area engineer for the combined Waller/West-Central Harris area office, which is the largest area office in Houston. She assisted in overseeing the combined West Harris and Central Houston area offices and also three maintenance offices: Waller, West Harris and Central Houston. Paul was promoted to director of construction for the Houston District in May, 2013, where she oversaw all construction work for all six Counties around Houston. She was promoted again in July, 2015, to deputy district engineer for the Houston District.