Job Description

Title: Engineering Program Manager Specialist Supervisor Structure & Bridge

State Role Title: Architect Engineering Mgr II

Hiring Range: $104,612 - $169,995

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Dept of Transportation

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G


Job Duties

What drives you? Whether it's knowing the work you do makes a difference, having a great work/life balance, working on exciting and challenging projects, leading innovation, and championing change or simply working with a great group of people who are committed to professionalism. At the Virginia Department of Transportation, we have something for you. Join a high-performing team of asset management professionals and help lead one of the largest and most dynamic bridge inspection programs in the country through a period of unprecedented transformation.

Our Structure and Bridge Division is seeking an Engineering Program Manager Specialist Supervisor to join our team. The selected individual will serve as the Assistant Program Manager for the statewide bridge inspection program, with oversight of several key program areas, including:
• Quality Control & Quality Assurance
• Locality and Privately Owned Structures
• Statewide Bridge Inspector Training and Certification
• Consultant Contractor Coordination
• Internal Customer Support (VDOT District Inspection Personnel)
• FHWA Program Review Coordination and Liaison

The ideal candidate will possess a growth mindset, an aptitude for strategic analysis, and a demonstrated commitment to servant leadership.

The selected candidate will:
• Administer the QA/QC plan for the statewide bridge safety inspection program.
• Serve as the authority for review and approval of inspection personnel qualifications statewide.
• Serve as the VDOT liaison with FHWA for activities related to bridge inspection QA/QC.
• Coordinate between VDOT District personnel and consultant contractors to ensure quality and mediate when challenges or conflict arise.
• Develop and administer an enhanced locality & private bridge owner bridge inspection oversight and coordination plan.
• In coordination with the Statewide Bridge Inspection Program Manager, develop and update VDOT policies and guidance related to bridge inspection.
• Identify and coordinate bridge inspection training needs, statewide.
• Develop job-aids, procedural guides, and other resources to support the statewide VDOT bridge inspection program.
• Provide support to VDOT personnel and consultant contracts in response to inquiries related to quality control and policy interpretation.
• Support internal and external stakeholders on matters related to bridge inspection quality control and policy interpretation, as needed.
• Support the Central Office Bridge Inspection Technology and Operations team in software development, implementation, and maintenance operations, as needed.
• Support the Central Office Bridge Inspection Technology and Operations team in responding to internal and external data requests, including annual FHWA data submittals.
• Develop short and long-range statewide strategic plans to ensure VDOT programs align with VDOT's vision, mission, and goals.
• Establish objectives and priorities for the team in support of overall goals, communicate objectives and priorities to employees, and update objectives as needs change. Establish priorities for the program's objectives to enhance achievement of division and VDOT goals. Modify objectives to reflect changes.
• Proactively manage human and fiscal resources by recognizing future needs and taking appropriate actions to address those needs. Organize program area's assignments to best utilize available resources. Ensure production schedules and budgets continuously reflect current information.
• Provide oversight of the program area within the Division and Districts to ensure compliance with VDOT, state, and federal policies, practices, guidelines and specifications. Review central office and district plans for compliance with established practices and procedures. Provide review and make recommendations on new and innovative procedures, specifications and products. Provide a written summary of findings and recommendations for division management.
• Evaluate program and institute changes and procedures as required. Provide technical guidance to field offices and monitor adherence to approve standards and practices through field coordination, visitation and consultation. Ensure quality control reviews are completed and recommendations for program performance and improvement are implemented.
• Serve as a technical expert in providing assistance in assigned areas of transportation engineering. Provide research to solve problems and questions. Provide instruction and guidance with policies and procedures. Prepare new VDOT guidelines or memos to address changes or modifications.
• Assign and review work of subordinate team members to facilitate office objectives. Adjust work assignments and manpower as needed. Monitor staff schedules to ensure adequate assistance is available during peak work hours. Guide and follow-up on assignments and projects to ensure completion. Outline and communicate purpose of assignments to team members. Ensure schedules and budgets are met. Ensure appropriate liaison and technical support is provided to PPTA and DB projects. Allocate work to team and ensure area personnel are meeting goals and expectations.
• Apply sound engineering practices and methods to satisfy customers, reduce complaints and resolve concerns. Provide leadership in technical areas of engineering. Proactively address issues that are identified within program area and raise appropriate issues to Division Management ensuring compliance with VDOT policies and procedures.
• Serve as responsible charge engineer for designated program area. Develop and update policies, procedures and guidelines for statewide implementation and administration. Communicate changes in policies and procedures to staff and ensure consistent application statewide.
• Coordinate the flow of information both orally and in writing to and from others that contributes to project development. Organize and prioritize work effectively, keep multiple projects on schedule within section. Meet expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Establish and maintain effective relationships with customers.

Minimum Qualifications

• Skill in the use of computers and software applications including engineering software and the Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to make presentations and prepare reports.
• Experience at the managerial level in leadership of professional engineering staff, productivity and performance management, and oversight of assigned program area.
• Experience applying engineering practices and when necessary, design for assigned program area.
• Leadership experience to manage an engineering program and team of engineering staff, and to oversee complex engineering projects.
• Degree in Engineering or related field.
• Valid Professional Engineer's license.
• Experience applying supervisory principles and practices to include hiring, discipline, performance management, and employee development.
• Ability to interpret, apply, and provide guidance on policies and procedures related to program areas.


Additional Considerations

• Experience in the design and analysis of technical aspects of bridges and other structures as necessary for assigned program area.
• Experience at the managerial level in leadership of professional engineering staff, productivity and performance management, oversight of the assigned program area.
• Experience managing bridge safety inspection programs or projects
• Experience developing and/or administering QA/QC plans
• Extensive experience in a broad range of bridge safety inspection activities
• Proficiency with bridge inspection report development
• Demonstrate successful completion of an FHWA approved Comprehensive Bridge Inspection Training course
• Demonstrate successful completion of an FHWA approved Bridge Inspection Refresher course within the preceding 5 years
• Knowledge of federal regulations pertaining to bridge inspection
• Knowledge of common bridge inspection policies, procedures, and practices, including, but not limited to - AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation (MBE); AASHTO Manual for Bridge Element Inspection; and The Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual (BIRM)
• Proficiency in technical writing and review


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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Job Overview
Job Posted:
4 days ago
Job Expires:
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Job Type
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