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Senior Bridge Structural Engineer-P.E. #05537 job in Augusta

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Job Ref:  05537
Organization:  Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Job Category:  Transportation
Engineering and Technology
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Virginia (VA)
City:  Augusta
Salary and Benefits:  65,694.00 - 119,455.00

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's road, bridges, tunnels and ferries. Through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it also provides funding for airports, rail, and public transportation. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country covering 58,321 miles of interstate, primary, secondary and frontage roads. VDOT has about 7,500 employees making it one of the largest state agencies in Virginia.

Staunton District Bridge Section is seeking a senior structural/geotechnical engineer to work in the Bridge Design Group. Position will work under minimal supervision on more complex, non-routine structural and foundation design issues and situations; apply sound engineering principles to independently resolve issues; oversee and/or assist junior level engineers; provide technical assistance; and work with consulting firm engineers. Position will review structural and/or fabrication plans by other designers to ensure accuracy of content design, conformance to standards, and cost estimates. Position serves as a project manager for multiple bridge projects and may be designated as the "responsible charge" for reviewing and approving work prepared by private firms and in-house staff. Design complex structures and bridges using computer analysis and manual calculations; prepare repair plans with consideration to economic requirements; prepare cost estimates.

This recruitment may be used to fill additional positions

Why Choose VDOT

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 provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs as well as others.

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 http://www.vdot.jobs. TDD 1-800-828-1120.

Minimum Requirements

P.E. license.Comprehensive knowledge of bridge nomenclature; structural analysis; reinforced concrete design; steel design; geotechnical engineering; foundation design and construction; prestressed concrete design; design procedures; drafting techniques; plan preparation; and estimating.Skilled in the use of computers and software applications; bridge design programs; CADD; project scheduling programs.Sound analytical skills related to bridge design with the ability to work independently in resolving highly complex questions and problems.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing); coordinate activities with others; design complex bridge structure components; and apply bridge engineering principles to complex, unique assignments.Demonstrated progressively responsible experience working under minimal supervision; in depth design or construction of complex bridges/structures with exposure to major aspects of bridge and foundation design, construction, maintenance, repair; and successfully performing project management.Experience working on multiple projects requiring coordination with other disciplines and competing priorities.Experience in providing technical leadership and training at an expert level to engineers and staff.

Special Requirements:

Fingerprint-based background check, references, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment.Position is designated as essential during emergency operations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications for this position will only be accepted online and must be received by 5:00 on 10/11/13. If this position is no longer available, please visit www.VDOT.jobs to learn about other opportunities that may be of interest.

Where to apply: www.vdot.jobs


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