Job Description

Title: District Engineer River Mechanics

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer II

Hiring Range: $82,448 - $133,978

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Bristol District Office

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Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT is driven by safety, service to the community, and a commitment to excellence!
If you are driven by innovation and a passion for leadership with a desire to promote safety and service, we want you to join our team!

As a District Engineer River Mechanics, you will perform design of hydraulic models, stormwater management BMPs, erosion and sediment control phasing, and other drainage elements impacting right of way for the development of roadway and bridge construction plans. Coordinate and review the hydrologic and hydraulic design for roadway, bridges, and other major drainage facilities prepared by others. Review projects with a specific focus and communicate findings with stakeholders. Oversee hydraulics related issues complying with applicable processes, schedules, budgets, design criteria, standards and specifications. Serve as the District River Mechanic responsible for satisfying FEMA and county floodplain management requirements.

Core Responsibilities for job & position

Perform River Mechanic Design:

Perform Stormwater Management & Hydraulic Design: Develop stormwater management, hydraulic design, and erosion and sediment control phasing for a wide range of transportation projects. Complete work tasks using hydraulic software and Microsoft Office programs. Manage hydraulic design tasks to meet project schedules and budget. Support the construction and maintenance divisions with requests for information and drainage studies. Attend field reviews and project milestone meetings. Assist the District Hydraulic Engineer in meeting all drainage needs and requirements within the District.

Minimum Qualifications

• Engineering experience in peak discharge hydrology, hydraulic analysis, open channel flow and storm sewer systems.

• Experience developing runoff values using appropriate hydrology, as well as hydraulics of bridged waterways, bridge scour analysis and flood routing.

• Experience in FEMA floodplain compliance and applicable regulations.

• Progressively responsible engineering experience applying civil engineering principles related to hydraulic and roadway design and standard design technical knowledge.

• Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.

• Valid Professional Engineer's license in VA or with reciprocity to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

• Progressively responsible engineering experience applying drainage policies and design procedures.

• Progressively responsible engineering experience in roadway design criteria, construction methods, standards, specifications and materials.

• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include engineering design and analysis software.

• Experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing.

Additional Considerations

• Familiarity with VDOT's Drainage Manual, policies and procedures.

• Experience in hydraulic and hydraulic analysis of major structures using appropriate computer technology.

• 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.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and optional resume; therefore, those who fully represent their qualifications and work history will be more successful with obtaining an interview. Submitting an incomplete application and/or resume lacking job history and relevant experience detail may impact interview eligibility. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

Contact Information

Name: Jessica Meyer

Phone: 276-213-1791



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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Bristol, VA USA

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