Job Description

Title: Engineer Senior Supervisor Structure and Bridge

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer II

Hiring Range: $88,654 to $144,062

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Suffolk, Burbage Dr

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Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Hampton Roads District has an exciting opportunity for an Engineer Senior Supervisor Structure and Bridge to serve as responsible-charge engineer in the evaluation, design, and detailing of all types and complexities of structures and bridges for new construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects. Supervise engineers and technicians in analysis and design and to facilitate the production, coordination, and implementation of structure and bridge plans. Check statically determinate and indeterminate structures of concrete and steel to meet alignment, dimension, strength and economic requirements using AASHTO specifications to prepare plans. Compute dimensions and quantities of materials. Provide construction support and direction regarding construction and maintenance of structures and bridges.

Core responsibilities for job & position:

  • Fulfill duties as responsible charge engineer in compliance with policies, procedures and the Code of Virginia.

  • Respond to technical inquiries from employees, the public, local government agencies, stakeholders and other special interest groups. Establish and maintain timely communications and close working relations with project team members to ensure vital technical project information is disseminated.

  • Schedule, lead and participate in pre-construction conferences, contract showings and other related structure and bridge construction meetings. Provide a thorough review of structural plans to ensure conformance with AASHTO and VDOT guidelines and specifications to minimize field problems and delays.

  • Supervise team of engineers and technicians. Assign projects and task, monitor work progress and provide guidance. Promote training and development opportunities.

  • Provide technical guidance and support related to bridge construction activities, issues, and problems. Develop effective and economical recommendations to respond to construction problems and other bridge-related inquiries. Document all occurrences for future reference. Participate in meetings to ensure bridge-related issues are presented.

  • Provide leadership and direction to to assigned engineering team. Provide technical support and assistance to VDOT staff in other divisions or districts on projects as needed to meet goals. Prepare and review technical reports. Act as team and technical lead for projects and proposals. Provides technical leadership to engineers and technical staff. Provides recommendations on various technical aspects of assigned engineering program.

  • Prepare effective preliminary and final bridge and structure designs for new construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, ensuring compliance with AASHTO and VDOT specifications. Prepare bridge plans, sketches, and structural drawings. Check structural plans prepared by others. Ensure shop plans meet AASHTO and VDOT specifications, are geometrically correct and meet requirements of project design plans. Investigate condition of existing structures and assist in developing scope of proposed bridge rehabilitations. Analyze structures for safe load carrying capacity and perform structural calculations to ensure soundness and compliance of structural elements.

  • Serve as project manager for new bridge design and bridge rehabilitation projects. Coordinate design activities with other sections, divisions and consultants. Assist in the development of scopes of work, develop and manage project schedules, review proposals and manhours, assist with negotiations, review proposals, and coordinate activities for advertisement. Oversee project activities to meet project requirements. Maintain project records and correspondence. Attend project meetings to give and receive updates on project progress.

  • Prepare frequent management reports documenting staff task assignments, project status and unresolved issues requiring management direction and decision.

  • Suggest and lead the implementation of improvement opportunities for the section. Develop implementation strategies that result in improved quality in the outcomes for customer satisfaction and efficiency.

Required skills for job & position:

  • Ability to organize and analyze data, work with detail, problem solve and communicate problems.

  • Ability to analyze data, draw logical conclusions and document results and recommendations.

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices to include performance management and discipline.

  • Skill in leadership coaching, counseling and training others in effectively planning and scheduling work of diverse teams.

  • Ability to focus individuals and teams on goal-oriented solutions.

  • Knowledge of project management practices and principles.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to make presentations and conduct meetings.

  • Skill in the application of time management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of VDOT policies, procedures and practices related to transportation engineering.

  • Knowledge of strategic, operational and financial management principles, practices and techniques.

  • Ability to plan and schedule work effectively.

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

  • Ability to read and understand engineering plans.

  • Ability to perform duties within an electronic data and communication environment.

  • Ability to produce structural design plans and notes.

  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices as they relate to transportation and highway engineering.

  • Ability to build networks and relationships with employees from other divisions, field personnel, contractors, manufacturers and FHWA representatives.

  • Ability to interpret construction plans and design specifications.

  • Knowledge of specifications, codes and regulations related to structural design (e.g. AASHTO and LRFD structural design standards).

  • Ability to plan and conduct studies, prepare reports independently, and work with others.

  • Skill in recognizing employee development needs and facilitating development plans to enhance employee performance.

  • Ability to manage financial resources.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal transportation rules, regulations, specifications and standards.

  • Skill in negotiating.

  • Ability to supervise staff, programs and budgets.

  • Ability to effectively lead and coach professional and technical staff.

  • Considerable knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices related to structural engineering to include strength of materials, statics and structural analysis.

  • Considerable knowledge of structural steel design reinforced and prestressed concrete design and soil mechanics.

  • Ability to apply advanced engineering planning principles and practices to a variety of complex transportation projects.

  • Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to internal and external customers.

  • Ability to manage projects and review and administer consultant design contracts.

  • Ability to draw rational conclusions and develop solutions from analysis; make independent decisions; and manage multiple assignments.

  • Professional Engineer License.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to interpret construction plans and design specifications and produce structural design plans and notes.

  • Ability to estimate quantities and costs of materials.

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

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or related field.

  • Experience in structural steel design, reinforced and prestressed concrete design and soil mechanics.

  • Experience applying civil engineering principles and practices related to structural engineering to include strength of materials, statics and structural analysis.

  • Valid Professional Engineer's (PE) License.

  • Ability to supervise and train others.

  • Knowledge of specifications, codes and regulations related to structural design (e.g. AASHTO and LRFD structural design standards).

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal and external customers.

  • Ability to manage projects and review and administer consultant design contracts.

Additional Considerations

  • Experience in the design and analysis of bridges and structures. Experience using AASHTO's LRFD design specifications.

  • Experience using MS Office, bridge design, and MicroStation software.

  • Experience in bridge design engineering, repair, and rehabilitation; experience managing projects and consultant contracts.

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 criminal history background check, DMV driving record check, references, and work history will be required prior to employment. Valid Driver's License Required.  Professional Engineer's (PE) License Required.

Position is designated as essential and, as such, will be required to work outside normal hours, weekends, and holidays during emergency situations which may include but are not limited to inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations. Travel may be required.

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.

DHRM has also published a companion guidance document for the Alternative Hiring Process for persons with disabilities which can be found here.

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.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS).

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.

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: David Keesee

Phone: 757-956-3291



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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