Job Description

Title: Engineer SB

State Role Title: Architect Engineer I

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

Pay Band: 5

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Dept of Transportation

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Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Job Duties

What drives you? Whether it's knowing the work you do makes a difference, having work/life balance, working on unique and challenging projects, leading innovation, championing change, or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to professionalism, the Virginia Department of Transportation has something for you.

VDOT’s Central Office Structure and Bridge Division is excited to announce we are seeking an Engineer to join our team. The selected candidate will be responsible for:

• Teamwork and Customer Service: Demonstrating customer service and work habits that reflect the VDOT Values and coordinating the flow of information both orally and in writing.
• Analysis and Technical Reporting: Analyzing and interpreting engineering data and information. Preparing complete, clear, and concise reports and recommendations.
• Technical Guidance and Support: Providing technical guidance and support related to bridge construction activities, issues, and problems. Developing effective and economical recommendations to respond to construction problems and other bridge-related inquiries. Documenting all occurrences for future reference. Participating in meetings to ensure bridge-related issues are presented.
• Manage Assigned Activities: Planning, scheduling, and coordinating engineering program activities such that deliverables are met within the established scope and timeline.
• Design, Analyze and Check Structural Elements: Preparing effective preliminary and final bridge and structure designs for new construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, ensuring compliance with AASHTO and VDOT specifications. Preparing bridge plans, sketches, and structural drawings. Checking structural plans prepared by others to ensure accuracy and completeness. Ensuring shop plans meet AASHTO and VDOT specifications, are geometrically correct and meet requirements of project design plans. Investigating condition of existing structures and assist in developing scope of proposed bridge rehabilitations. Analyzing structures for safe load carrying capacity and perform structural calculations to ensure soundness and compliance of structural elements.
• Special Assignments: Managing special program initiatives and projects as assigned. Serving and representing VDOT or assigned program area on various committees and work groups.
• Engineering Process Management: Using established VDOT policies and procedures in the development and delivery of engineering projects. Engineering projects are completed in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
• Communication: Establishing an effective line of communication between VDOT, contractors, government agencies and the public. Investigating issues and resolve complaints.
• Project Engineering: Assisting in the management of projects and tasks including development of and managing the scope, schedule, budget, deliverables, change management, quality, and status reports. Complete multiple concurrent tasks and assignments, and report updates on their status.

Minimum Qualifications

• Ability to estimate quantities and costs of materials.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include automated engineering and design software.
• Experience in structural steel design, reinforced and prestressed concrete design and soil mechanics.
• Ability to produce structural design plans and notes.
• Experience applying specifications, codes and regulations related to structural design (e.g. AASHTO and LRFD structural design standards).
• Experience applying civil engineering principles and practices related to structural engineering to include strength of materials, statics, and structural analysis.
• Ability to review and administer consultant design contracts.
• Ability to interpret construction plans and design specifications.
• Ability to draw rational conclusions and develop solutions from analysis; make independent decisions; and manage multiple assignments.


Additional Considerations

• Experience in the design and analysis of bridges and structures.
• A combination of training, experience or education in Civil Engineering or related field desired.
• Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer's (PE) license.
• Experience using AASHTO's LRFD design specifications.
• Experience using structural design software, including Open Bridge Designer, MerlinDash, Descus, Larsa4D, STAAD and/or load rating software, including Br|R.
• Experience using Microstation/OBD.


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.

This position requires a fingerprint based Criminal History Background Check, DMV Record Check and Work History Verification with references.

VDOT is an emergency operation agency. Positions physically working within Central Office locations may be designated upon request and coordination among the respective District Engineer or Administrator and Chief. Assignments are updated annually. Not all designated employees are provided an emergency operations assignment.

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

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.

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: Shiron Haskins



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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