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Area Construction Engineer
Virginia Department of Transportation

Company Description

VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.


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Job Location:
Williamsburg, VA, United States
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Secondary Category:
Civil Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
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$82278.00 - $125000.00  year

Virginia Department of Transportation

Area Construction Engineers

The Hampton Roads District is seeking Area Construction Engineers for Williamsburg and Chesapeake.

Would you like to build a career in construction at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), an employer that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Hampton Roads District. VDOT is seeking individuals who will assume key roles leading and guiding construction inspection staff and managers to achieve district contract goals for safety, quality, schedule, and budgeting for construction and maintenance contracts. VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.

As a VDOT Area Construction Engineer, you will:
• Independently perform and oversee contract construction activities within a geographic region;
• Identify methods for improvement and make cost effective recommendations that are in compliance with safety, environmental, federal and state standards;
• Ensure continuous improvement of all aspects of contract construction;
• Provide direction, leadership, and professional engineering advice to staff and serve as responsible charge engineer for highway construction functions.

You are minimally qualified if you have:
• Experience reflecting knowledge of transportation construction principles and practices, transportation project management, processes, quality assurance and quality control methods.
• Experience reflecting knowledge of engineering design for roadways, structures, drainage and environmental state and federal standards related to highway design and construction.
• Experience applying knowledge of federal, FHWA, state and local transportation rules, regulations and policies.
• Ability to oversee construction activities for multiple projects of varying complexity.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse audiences and to make presentation and conduct meetings.
• Skill in project scheduling and management.
• Knowledge of quality assurance and control methods.
• Skill in use of computers and software applications to perform tasks which support VDOT operations.
• Valid Professional Engineer’s License.
• Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications include:
• Progressively responsible experience in management and administration of diversified transportation engineering or construction program.
• Extensive experience leading and supervising construction and engineering staff.
• Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
• Certification as Certified Construction Manager (CCM).
• Extensive experience conducting constructability reviews focusing on scheduling, assessments, and report recommendations for highways and structures.




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