Engineer Structures & Bridge (Richmond District)

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Posting expires: June 3, 2024

VDOT is seeking an engineer to design and detail structures and bridges for new construction, maintenance and rehabilitation projects for the Richmond District. 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. 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.

Additional positions can be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of closing date.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short- and Long-Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Please visit
Exceptional recruitment incentive options for new external candidates may include one or more of the following: sign-on bonus, student loan repayment, VA College 529 plan, or annual leave grant.

Once onboard, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.

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). Knowledge of VDOT, state, and federal policies and procedures relating to transportation engineering. Ability to estimate quantities and costs of materials; to read and interpret construction plans and design specifications; to produce structural design plans and notes; to review and administer consultant design contracts; to draw rational conclusions and develop solutions from analysis and make independent decisions and manage multiple assignments. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse groups. Ability to interpret technical data and prepare and maintain detailed reports. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include MS Office, project management and engineering design software programs, i.e. MicroStation, etc. Skill in providing and promoting good customer service to customers.

Additional Considerations:

A combination of training, experience or education in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or related field desired. Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certification or Professional Engineer’s (PE) licensed desired. Experience in the design and analysis of bridges and structures. Experience using AASHTO’s LRFD (Load Resistance Factor Design) specifications.

Special Instructions:

You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position.

If selected as a finalist, you will undergo a fingerprint-based criminal history records check required. References, work history, and DMV records verified prior to commencement of employment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available.

State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the Page Up 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.

Contact Information:
Name: Martha Alkhadra
Phone: 804-762-2584