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Engineer Senior Materials / Geotechnical

Virginia Dept of Transportation – Richmond, VA

VDOTs Central Office Materials Division is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in the Soils, Aggregates, and Buried Structures Section. The selected candidate will assist the program manager with the administration of the statewide aggregate program, a statewide soils and aggregate testing laboratory and related areas including geosynthetics, pipe and culvert practices, and roadway base and subgrade issues. Duties include, but are not limited to providing technical assistance with roadway, pavement aggregate base and subgrade, and culvert design and maintenance; soils and aggregate testing and documentation; plan and specification review and preparation; policy document review, revision, and authoring; data inventory and management; new product evaluation; and program QA management assistance.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability Program, a state retirement plan with options for tax deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, tuition assistance, wellness programs, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Virginia PE required, or current PE in another state with the ability to obtain a VA PE within 6 months of start date. Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Civil Engineering, or equivalent experience and/or training may substitute for degree. Knowledge of geotechnical and civil engineering principles and practices related to highway design, construction and maintenance. Considerable knowledge of soils, aggregate, and geosynthetics as a construction material. Experience in laboratory work. Ability to lead and oversee complex geotechnical projects, and the ability to oversee and assess the work of consultants. Knowledge of geotechnical aspects of pavements. Ability to write specifications, test procedures, and technical directives. Experience in construction materials to include acceptance, quality assurance and quality control. Ability to provide technical direction, guidance, and training to others. Ability to provide guidance on policy and procedures and procedure interpretation relating to program area. Ability to work independently and with internal and external customers. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Valid drivers license. Skilled in the use of computers and software applications. DOT Radiation Training Certificate HPS 900F required within 3 months of starting. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree in Civil Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience and/or training may substitute for degree. Skills in negotiating. Experience in database management, pipe designs based on AASHTO LRFD Specifications, and executing independent research and/or evaluation studies.

Special Requirements

Fingerprint-based Criminal History Background Check and DMV Record Check are required.

If your Professional Engineers (PE) License is not in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you must apply for Virginia PE licensure before employment begins.

Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 EST pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to Your Application in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants: for employees.asp

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