Job Description

Title: Engineer - Hydraulics

State Role Title: Architect Engineer I

Hiring Range: $67,646 - $109,925

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Culpeper District Complex

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Are you someone driving by innovation, with a passion for design? The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is looking for professionals with hydraulic engineering experience, who can support us in constructing new drainage designs to keep Virginia safe and moving!

VDOT’s Culpeper District seeks a Civil Engineer to provide field reviews, engineering analyses, reports, and recommendations on drainage design requirements for transportation projects. The incumbent will communicate with VDOT staff, local government officials, consultants and citizens regarding transportation projects and support roadway, maintenance and bridge design staff in hydrology and hydraulic principles and design. Will also develop and design hydraulic models and draft drainage design elements for right of way and construction roadway plans and review hydrologic and hydraulic designs prepared by others. Will oversee hydraulics related issues to ensure compliance with processes, schedules, budgets, design criteria, standards, and specifications.

Why Choose VDOT:
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. A State Retirement Plan; tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision; and a Short and Long-Term Disability Program funded by the State are also available. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, and more!

VDOT employees have Shared Values and abide by a Code of Ethics. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, learning, creativity, collaboration, and work that values differences. We encourage all who apply to review our values and ethics. (View here: If you share these values, we invite you to apply!

Minimum Qualifications

• Engineering experience applying roadway design criteria, construction methods, standards, specifications, and materials.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include engineering design and analysis programs and CADD software.
• Experience applying peak discharge hydrology, open and closed system design, erosion and sediment control features, and stormwater management.
• Knowledge of civil engineering principles as they relate to hydraulic, roadway design and standard design technical knowledge.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with competing deadlines.
• Valid Virginia Driver’s License required.

Additional Considerations

• Work experience in transportation and engineering project management.
• Knowledge of VDOT’s Road and Bridge Specifications and Standards.
• PE License or EIT certification
• Knowledge of VDOT drainage policies, design procedures and FEMA policies and procedures to include VDOT’s Drainage Manual.
• Proficiency in hydraulics of bridged waterways, bridge scour analysis, flood routing and calculation of run-off values.
• A combination of training, experience or education in Civil Engineering, or related field desired.
• Erosion and Sediment Control Program Administrator Inspector or Plan Reviewer Certification.

Special Instructions

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to "your application" in your Virginia Jobs account ( to check the status of your application. The decision to interview an applicant is based
on the information provided in the application or optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application or resume lacking relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person cannot be considered.

A fingerprint-based background check, references, work history, and DMV driver's record will be verified prior to employment.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.

VDOT utilizes a market-based pay program, which has been approved by Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM). Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the published State pay bands.

We are a "Virginia Values Veterans" (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

Contact Information

Name: Christina Dennis

Phone: 540-829-7533



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their AHP Letter (formerly COD) provided by the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Service-Connected Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their AHP Letter. Requesting an AHP Letter can be found at AHP Letter or by calling DARS at 800-552-5019.

Note: Applicants who received a Certificate of Disability from DARS or DBVI dated between April 1, 2022- February 29, 2024, can still use that COD as applicable documentation for the Alternative Hiring Process.


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Culpeper, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
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Job Type
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