Senior Bridge Engineer

VDOT Richmond District

Are you an experienced professional engineer who is looking for a long term career with an agency that specializes in civil engineering projects? Do you have experience designing complex bridge and structure plans? If this sounds like you, we need you at VDOT! We are pleased to announce that the Richmond District is seeking a professional engineer to analyze, design, check, and draft complex bridge ancillary structures and other structural plans for the Richmond District Structure & Bridge Section (located in South Chesterfield, VA).

You will review designs and analysis of structures; perform load ratings of bridges and other structures; and apply sound engineering judgment. Design and develop complete/accurate plans from preliminary stages to final design; check and review plans; and coordinate project development with other divisions/consultants. You will serve as responsible charge engineer on bridge replacement, repair and rehabilitation projects; assist District Bridge Management in identification, budgeting, scheduling, project development and construction of structures requiring maintenance; conduct on-site emergency evaluations of structural conditions and make recommendations for corrective actions; and provide supervision and leadership to technical staff as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of Structural Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, geometry, trigonometry, and construction materials. Knowledge of construction procedures which aid in anticipating future field problems or rectifying existing field problems. Ability to determine the size of required structural members and substructure units within the geometric constraints of a given structure. Ability to exercise sound judgment and reason in design procedures. Ability to use computers and structural design and analysis software and drafting software. Ability to provide leadership and technical direction to staff. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Option) or closely related field. Valid Professional Engineer’s License required. Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience performing structural analysis and ratings of existing bridge structures including sign/signal structures. Knowledge of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and bridge design experience governed by the specification. Shall be capable of independent responsibility for planning, coordination, design, review or supervision of design of complex bridge structures and administration of consultant contracts. Strong project management skills and familiarity with database management and/or developing macros is also desired.

Special Instructions: 

This position offers 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.

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 3/22/2023 through the PageUp System. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. 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.