Job Description

Title: Engineer Hydraulics

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer I

Hiring Range: $90,923 - $118,200

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Richmond District Office

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

VDOT’s Richmond District seeks an individual to assist the District Engineer Hydraulics to meet drainage design requirements. Support roadway, maintenance and bridge design staff in hydrology and hydraulic principles and design. Develop and design hydraulic models and drainage design elements of right of way and construction roadway plans. Review hydrologic and hydraulic design for drainage facilities prepared by others. Review projects with a specific focus. Oversee hydraulics related issues, complying with processes, schedules, budgets, design criteria, standards, and specifications.

"In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your resume."

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded short and long term disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

  • DEQ Erosion and Sediment Control Program Administrator, Plan Reviewer, or Inspector Certification.

  • DEQ Stormwater Management Program Administrator, Plan Reviewer, or Inspector 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 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. 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. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”:

“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: Maureen Paciello

Phone: 804-801-4227



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 Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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