Engineer Senior Materials (NOVA District)

Fairfax, Virginia
$92,679 - $135,000
Mar 05, 2019
Apr 09, 2019
Engineer, Civil
Full Time

VDOT’s Northern Virginia Materials Section is seeking a qualified individual to perform high quality and professional pavement and geotechnical designs as well as to provide construction engineering support and consultation for agency, local government and consultant personnel as it relates to materials. Perform preliminary engineering designs including but not limited to pavement and geotechnical fields; and coordinate field operations. Respond to materials-related problems and questions from construction and maintenance staff. Visit construction projects to review site, evaluate problems, and provide recommendations, as well as to give guidance and instruction to field staff. Participate in partnering meetings. Provide advice to engineering staff in resolution of critical project design issues. Perform detailed Preliminary Engineering reviews of design documents and plans, as well as attend meetings to present recommendations. Complete written documentation of recommendations. Review geotechnical reports for completeness; develop geotechnical/pavement investigation programs in accordance with standards; coordinate field operations; may provide oversight for contract drillers; assemble boring logs/geotechnical plan sheets. Provide designs and recommendations for pavements and structures, foundations, slopes, subgrades, and other earthwork based upon analysis of soils, cost and traffic data. Develop contract specifications and special provisions. Serve as technical expert for slope stability analysis and field instrumentation (inclinometers).

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We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics: Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please access the following link: to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. 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. Access the following link: for additional information.

Valid Professional Engineer’s license. Experience applying materials and civil engineering principles and practices related to highway design, construction and maintenance. Experience in construction materials to include acceptance, testing procedures, production, installation, quality assurance and quality control. Experience applying pavement analysis and design, soil and paving materials testing methods, and VDOT materials standards and specifications. Knowledge of geotechnical principles and practice. Ability to provide technical guidance and instruction to others. Ability to apply statistical concepts in sampling and testing materials and in analyzing data. Ability to read and understand engineering plans. Skill in the use of computers and software applications. Effective written and oral communication and presentation skill. Valid driver’s license.

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