Job Description

Title: Engineer Geotechnical

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer I

Hiring Range: $72,738 - $118,200

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Suffolk Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Hampton Roads District is seeking a highly motivated professional to successfully manage and complete preliminary geotechnical engineering activities for all district construction/maintenance projects to include development of subsurface investigation programs to meet project design needs such as soil surveys, major/minor structure foundation investigations, slope stability/embankment foundation and pavement evaluations/investigations. You will evaluate, analyze and incorporate subsurface investigation data into appropriate design recommendations for pavements, major/minor structures, embankment foundations and slope stability resolutions; and provide technical assistance to construction field staff for resolution of geotechnical and pavement related issues that arise during construction. Position will monitor and track workload and provide monthly summary to supervisor; and provide construction engineering support to VDOT, county, state and consultant staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of construction practices, geotechnical engineering principles/practices, and soils and aggregates as construction materials.

  • Ability to establish engineering design parameters from subsurface investigations and use in design/analysis of pavements, structure foundations, embankment foundations and slopes; to successfully convey recommendations to project development teams both orally and in writing; and to read/interpret engineering plans.

  • Also requires ability to monitor workloads and establish work plans to complete work within established deadlines; to supervise and manage personnel; to communicate and provide technical guidance and instruction to others; and to read and understand plan and contract documents.

  • Skill in use of computers and applicable software applications.

  • Experience in engineering principles and practices relating to design; and in applying materials principles/practices related to highway design, construction and maintenance.

  • Valid driver’s license required.

Additional Considerations

  • A combination of training, experience or education in Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, or related field desired.

  • Knowledge of VDOT specifications, standards, programs, procedures and policies related to construction and maintenance use of materials.

  • Proficiency in navigation and use of web-based systems needed to perform the job.

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.

Fingerprint-based background checks, references, work history, and DMV records 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 DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information.

Once onboarded, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth’s telework policy.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and; if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

Additional positions may be filled from this recruitment.

Contact Information

Name: Tina Kittrell

Phone: 757-956-3288



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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