Job Description

Title: Engineer Technician Senior Structure and Bridge


State Role Title: Engineering Technician III


Hiring Range: $25.09 to $40.78


Pay Band: 4


Agency: VA Dept of Transportation


Location: Hampton Roads District Office


Agency Website: jobs.virginia.gov


Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Job Duties


This position is an hourly/wage position. Wage employees may not work more than 29 hours per work week on average over the course of a year and are limited to 1,500 hours within a 12-month period. No State benefits are provided.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Hampton Roads District is seeking an Engineer Technician Senior Structure and Bridge to draft, design, detail, or review bridge and other structural plans for new construction, maintenance repair and rehabilitation projects. Check structural elements to meet VDOT requirements for alignment, geometry, strength and economy. Compute dimensions, clearances, elevations, and quantities of materials.

Core responsibilities for job & position:



  • Maintain project correspondence and miscellaneous records and as built plans. Prepare contract documents within established timeframes.


  • Address questions, policies and procedures related to assigned program area. Provide support to field personnel. Provide guidance related to VDOT policy and standards.


  • Prepare preliminary and final design or analysis for bridges or miscellaneous structures in accordance with AASHTO and VDOT guidelines and specifications within established timeframes.


  • Compile and maintain automated and written reports and project records for assigned program areas. Records are maintained in accordance with guidelines and policies.


  • Review or inspect field work being performed by VDOT staff or contractors. Determine compliance with policies, procedures and standards.


  • Check or review structural plans and shop drawings for conformance with AASHTO and VDOT guidelines and specifications within established timeframes.


  • Compute quantities to develop cost estimates and prepare reinforcing steel schedules. Compute various items to include elevations, clearances and dimensions.


  • Document, enter and complete required data such as work orders, schedules or records. Provide technical assistance to field staff and contractors and provide training.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of all project activities and deliverables. Manage time to ensure project work is completed efficiently and within timeframes established by supervisor. Inform supervisor in a timely manner regarding issues which may affect the scheduled completion of an assignment.


  • Communicate with VDOT staff as well as external staff (consultants, localities, etc.) to proactively resolve issues. Advise supervisor on critical developments and field observations.


  • Apply advance principles and practices of engineering technology to assigned program areas. Interpret policies and procedures and apply in daily work assignments.


  • Develop geometry for bridge and other structural components. Prepare structural details and plans using MicroStation. Revise plans within established timeframes.


Required skills for job & position:



  • Ability to provide training and guidance to other technicians.


  • Knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statics and strengths of materials.


  • Ability to coordinate and work well with others in a team environment.


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


  • Knowledge of basic structural engineering design practices and techniques.


  • Ability to read and interpret road and bridge plans and apply design specifications and standards.


  • Ability to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications.


  • Knowledge of drafting with emphasis on structural drafting and detailing.


  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and adjust priorities as needed.


  • Ability to design bridge structure components and complete final bridge plans from preliminary sketches.


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


  • Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.


  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures related to VDOT's program areas.


  • Skill in the use of computers and job-relevant software programs.


  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations




Minimum Qualifications



  • Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include CADD and other engineering and structural design software.


  • Knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statics and strengths of materials.


  • Ability to coordinate and work well with others in a team environment.


  • Knowledge of basic structural engineering design practices and techniques.


  • Ability to read and interpret road and bridge plans and apply design specifications and standards.


  • Knowledge of drafting with emphasis on structural drafting and detailing.


  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and adjust priorities as needed.


  • Ability to design bridge structure components and complete final bridge plans from preliminary sketches.


  • Ability to perform complex mathematical calculations.


Additional Considerations



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


  • Experience in structural drafting and design, computer-aided design, and plan preparation.


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 is an hourly/wage position. Wage employees may not work more than 29 hours per work week on average over the course of a year and are limited to 1,500 hours within a 12-month period. No State benefits are provided.

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.

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.

DHRM has also published a companion guidance document for the Alternative Hiring Process for persons with disabilities.

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


Email: David.Keesee@vdot.virginia.gov


 


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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Yearly based

Location

Suffolk, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
7mos 2w
Job Type
Full Time
Education
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Experience
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Vacancies
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