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Virginia State Government Roadway Design Engineer in Staunton, Virginia

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Job Description

Design, manage and produce right of way and construction roadway plans for a wide range of transportation projects using automated engineering and design software. Maintain strong skills in new design technology and construction methodology.

*Project Management – Provide direction and coordination for all project activities. Integrate team member deliverables and budgets. Establish schedules and budgets so that complex roadway plans can be developed utilizing VDOT’s standards, policies and procedures. Assist in directing daily project activities. Develop, manage and monitor scope, schedule and estimate for assigned projects to deliver projects on time and within budget. Coordinate with other divisions ensuring project segments are kept on schedule.

*Roadway Design – Develop and review sub-components and complete roadway designs using automated engineering and design software from scoping to advertisement for a wide range of transportation projects. Compute quantities and prepare plan assemblies for project milestones from scoping to advertisement. Take appropriate action to resolve problems related to project design. Provide technical direction and support in the application of VDOT’s standards, specifications, policies and procedures in the development of transportation projects. Ensure deliverables are accurate and correct in content.

*CADD and Computer Skills – Complete roadway design tasks in Microstation, GeoPak, Igrds, PPMS, PCES and other non-CADD applications. Recognize and analyze significant problems and develop and recommend solutions.

This recruitment can be used to fill additional vacancies within Staunton District.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching provision also available. Also, the state funds a Short and Long Term Disability Program. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. It is the intent of VDOT’s employment and personnel practices to conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. View details & knowledge, skills, & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or TDD 1-800-828-1120.

VDOT employees have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics . We encourage all those who apply to review these values and ethics. If you share our values, we invite you to apply. Your success in our organization depends upon sharing these values and keeping this Code of Ethics.

Minimum Qualifications

*Experience in roadway design criteria, construction methods, standards, specifications and materials. *Experience applying civil engineering principles as they relate to roadway design and standard design technical knowledge. *Experience applying design standards, specifications, policies and procedures. *Knowledge of principles of roadway safety that impact roadway standards and special designs. *Ability to plan and schedule work. *Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences. *Skill in building networks and relationships with employees, field personnel, contractors, manufacturers and FHWA representatives. *Skill in delivering exemplary customer service *Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include engineering and design software.

Preferred Qualifications

*BS in Civil Engineering or related field preferred; equivalent experience and training may substitute for degree. *Engineering in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred. *Experience in roadway design and project management for transportation projects.

Special Requirements

Valid Driver’s License required. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records check will be conducted.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 and additional positions can be filled within 90 days of the close date.

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.

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Contact Information


Pam Sayers




Working Title: Roadway Design Engineer

Role Title: Architect/Engineer I - 39051

Job Open Date: 03/26/2020

Job Close Date: 04/10/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $62,726 - $78,407

Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)

Agency Website:

Location: Staunton - 790

Position Number: 19835

Job Posting Number: 1065449

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 05