Job Description

Title: Locally Administered Projects Engineer Sr (Salem District)

State Role Title: Architect/Engineer II

Hiring Range: $82,448- $133,978

Pay Band: 6

Agency: VA Dept of Transportation

Location: Salem, Harrison Ave

Agency Website:

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Provide oversight of project performance targets for development of locally administered projects, and work with local governments and VDOT staff to ensure projects proceed in a manner that supports VDOT’s on-time and on budget requirements. Provide technical guidance and engineering expertise to the Local Assistance team on plan reviews, and recommend transportation solutions. Assist local government agencies to understand project development requirements and necessary submittals outlined in the Locally Administered Projects Manual. Review project submittals from local government agencies, and provide comments to address when required. Coordinate plan reviews with various VDOT divisions, and compile review comments to send to localities. Deliver responses and services in a timely manner. Coordinate multiple projects, and adjust priorities as needed. Coordinate the development of locally administered projects (including Transportation Alternatives, Revenue Sharing, Smart Scale, HSIP, etc.) for a designated portion of the district. Determine cause of schedule delays or problems, and recommend solutions and implementation schedule. Report overall project progress to the Project Sponsor, VDOT’s Executive Management, and other key project stakeholders. Ensure schedules and estimates are current in the PWA and PCES systems. Manage time and adjust priorities of tasks when needed. Provide review of funding applications, and participate in statewide-level policy and program management discussions with other VDOT staff involved with Locally Administered projects. Work with localities and VDOT staff to ensure projects proceed in a timely manner. Respond to technical project inquiries from the public, local government agencies, stakeholders, and other special interest groups affected by project development. Establish and maintain timely communications and close working relations with project team members to ensure vital technical project information is disseminated. Provide technical and engineering expertise on plan reviews and recommend transportation solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in transportation project management, transportation project engineering, and transportation project development and delivery processes.
• Familiarity with policies and practices related to local administration of transportation project development and delivery.
• Experience in civil engineering principles related to roadway design, standard design technical knowledge, and VDOT, AASHTO, and ADA design standards and practices.
• Knowledge of principles of roadway safety that impact roadway standards and special designs.
• Knowledge of construction and maintenance contract policies and procedures.
• Skill in managing projects to include problem identification and resolution.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include engineering and program management software.
• Knowledge of transportation engineering standards, principles and procedures.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse groups.
• Good listening skills with the ability to interact effectively with people and establish good working relationships among internal and external stakeholders.
• Good organizational skills handling a large number of projects.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Valid Driver’s License, Valid Professional Engineer’s (PE) License required.

Additional Considerations

• Experience in transportation project design and delivery.
• Experience working with local governments on transportation funding or programs.
• Experience preparing project & construction quantities/estimates and developing schedules.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) 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.

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.

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo:
• Employment reference check and work history verification
• DMV Records Check
• Fingerprint-based criminal history records check

Safety shoes and other personal protective equipment (PPE) required in performance of job duties.

This position is designated as essential and, as such, all duties associated with this job are required during emergency situations which may include, but are not limited to, inclement weather, disaster response and emergency operations.

Performance of these duties may require work outside of normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays. VDOT will determine when essential positions are required to report.

Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel independently among assigned work locations is required.

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.

VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is key to fulfilling this agency requirement, and this position will be called upon to work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations such as inclement weather, flooding, and/or traffic incidents.

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.

The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information about qualifications and work history provided by the applicant in the application and/or optional resume’. State applications will only be accepted through online submission through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/PageUp. PageUp provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your PageUp account to check the status of your application for this position.

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.

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

Contact Information

Name: Sarah Merrill

Phone: 540.589.6661



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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Salem, VA USA

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expires:
4w 1d
Job Type
Full Time

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