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Engineer Senior Structure and Bridge - Richmond District

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking an assertive professional engineer to analyze, design, check and draft complex bridge, ancillary structures and other structural plans for the Richmond District. You will review designs and analysis of structures; perform load ratings of bridges and other structures; and apply sound engineering judgment. Design and develop complete/accurate plans from preliminary stages to final design; check and review plans; and coordinate project development with other divisions/consultants. You will serve as responsible charge person on bridge replacement, repair and rehabilitation projects; assist District Bridge Management in identification, budgeting, scheduling, project development and construction of structures requiring maintenance; conduct on-site emergency evaluations of structural conditions and make recommendations for corrective actions; and provide supervision and leadership to technical staff as needed.

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 with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Also, the State funds a Short and Long Term Disability Program. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc. On-line application required by 5 PM on the closing date. For benefits information or to apply on-line, visit For additional assistance contact the Human Resources Office at: (804) 524-6133 or VA Relay Center: 1-800-828-1120.

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. View details & knowledge, skills & abilities for applicant evaluation at local VEC or TDD 1-800-828-1120.

Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of Structural Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, geometry, trigonometry and constructions materials; and of construction procedures which aid in anticipating future field problems or rectifying existing field problems. Shall have ability to determine the size of required structural members and substructure units within the geometric constraints of a given structure; to exercise sound judgment and reason in design procedures; and to use structural design and analysis software and drafting software. Ability to operate personal computers (MS Office preferred); to provide leadership and technical direction to staff; and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Option) or closely related field. Valid Professional Engineer’s License required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience performing structural analysis and ratings of existing bridge structures including sign/signal structures. Knowledge of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and bridge design experience governed by the specification. Shall be capable of independent responsibility for planning, coordination, design, review or supervision of design of complex bridge structures and administration of consultant contracts. Candidates with strong project management skills and familiarity with database management and/or developing macros is also desired.

Special Requirements
Valid Virginia driver’s license. Fingerprint based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Position is designated essential in emergency operation events and is required to work outside normal work hours to ensure the safety of the traveling public. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment within the next 90 days. Telework options to be determined by manager according to business need.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will only be accepted online by 5 PM on July 9, 2014. Applications submitted via email, postal mail or fax will not be considered. Resumes may be attached but may not substitute for state applications. Applicants needing accommodation to apply for openings through the interview process should contact the local human resources office contact person listed in the job advertisement.

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