VDOT’s Materials Division is seeking an experienced Professional Engineer to manage and administer the geotechnical program. The selected candidate will provide statewide high quality professional geotechnical engineering analysis, design, consultation, and recommendations for the purpose of identifying, evaluating, and solving complex geotechnical conditions in support of the Department’s Preliminary Engineering Program. The emphasis will be on Construction, Structure and Bridge, Maintenance, and Alternate Project Delivery (APD) Divisions.
As program manager, the selected candidate will serve as the responsible charge engineer for the geotechnical program related contract specifications, as well as provide policy guidance and technical support to the Districts Materials, Construction, and Maintenance Sections statewide with all aspects of the current geotechnical program. This includes review and design support of geotechnical engineering structures for the Department’s construction and maintenance projects.
The program manager will also provide leadership and guidance to the Districts’ geologists and geotechnical engineers in matters related to geology and geotechnical exploration investigation techniques; prepare and assist in the development of plans, specification and standards; review, manage and prepare slope stability analyses, soil-structure interaction analyses and geological data inventory; manage the department’s professional and nonprofessional on-call geotechnical service contracts; partner with counterparts in APD Division, Structure and Bridge Division, and Soils Testing and Buried Structure Design Section to address issues related to geotechnical engineering; train and disseminate technical expertise to Central Office and field personnel; assess research needs in the respective field and cooperate with the respective research entities to initiate studies to address the identified need, review research work, and facilitate research recommendation implementation. This position requires frequent communication with the Department’s Central Office, FHWA, and District personnel, as well as consultants, contractors, and vendors.
This position is physically located in Sandston, VA.
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.
State applications/resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications/resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. To apply, please visit:
Must be a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia, or have the ability to transfer your current PE in another state to Virginia within 6 months of employment. Demonstrated expertise in: geotechnical exploration covering both standard and advanced practices; geotechnical design including but not limited to slope stability, settlement, rockfall; soil and lab testing. Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting professional oral and written reports. Ability to independently establish policies, specifications, and standards, and make technical recommendations to Districts’ geologists, engineers and field personnel. Ability in managing professional and non-professional on-call geotechnical engineering service contracts. Ability to provide technical solutions and resources to Federal, State, local authorities, citizen groups, consultants, and others affected by or participating in aspects of geotechnical engineering program. Proficient skills with personal computers, engineering software, word processing, and spreadsheet programs. Ability to: work responsibly and effectively as a team leader and team member; communicate responsibly and effectively. Position requires: unrestricted mobility, including at times, unrestricted mobility in irregular terrain; the ability to stand for long periods of time; the ability to work in a variety of environments affected by, but not limited to, such elements as dust vapors, heat, and moisture; and the ability to travel, occasionally overnight. Must possess, or be eligible to obtain, a valid Virginia Driver’s License.
Professional Geologist license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Experience with database management, familiarity with finite element methods.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 05336
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