Engineer Structure & Bridge

VDOT Richmond District

VDOT is seeking an engineer to design and detail structures and bridges for new construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects for the Richmond District (located in South Chesterfield, VA). You will check statically determinate and indeterminate structures of concrete and steel to meet alignment, dimension, strength and economic requirements using AASHTO specifications to prepare plans; compute dimensions and quantities of materials; provide construction support and direction regarding construction and maintenance of structures and bridges; and effectively manage assigned projects to ensure timely and accurate completion and review plans prepared by others to ensure correctness. The successful candidate will prepare effective preliminary and final bridge and structure designs for new construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects, ensuring compliance with AASHTO and VDOT specifications; prepare bridge plans, sketches, and structural drawings; check structural plans prepared by others to ensure accuracy and completeness; investigate condition of existing structures and assist in developing scope of proposed bridge rehabilitations; analyze structures for safe load carrying capacity and perform structural calculations to ensure soundness and compliance of structural elements. You will provide technical guidance and support related to bridge construction activities, issues, and problems; participate in meetings to ensure bridge-related issues are presented; coordinate design activities with other sections, divisions and consultants; monitor project development and design schedule and maintain project records and correspondence; oversee project activities to meet project requirements; perform review of bridge construction records for final payment to contractor; and attend project meetings to give and receive updates on project progress. This job also entails some field work: inspect or assist in inspecting bridges to determine repair types and quantities, investigate causes of deterioration, or make field measurements pertinent to bridge design or rehabilitation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices related to structural engineering to include strength of materials, statics and structural analysis; of structural steel design, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete design and soil mechanics; and of specifications, codes and regulations related to structural design (e.g. AASHTO and LRFD structural design standards). Ability to estimate quantities and costs of materials; to interpret construction plans and design specifications; to produce structural design plans and notes; to review and administer consultant design contracts; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to draw rational conclusions and develop solutions from analysis and make independent decisions and manage multiple assignments. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include automated engineering and design software.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the design and analysis of bridges and structures and in using AASHTO’s LRFD design specifications. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license preferred. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Option) or closely related field.

Special Instructions: 

Applicants must submit a state application and résumé when applying for this position. State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on 3/15/2023 through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.

References, work history and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Fingerprint-based background check required. Position is designated as essential to emergency operations and will be required to work outside normal work hours to ensure the safety of the traveling public. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.