Job Overview


About the Agency

The position is assigned to the Pavement and Materials Technical Service Team (TST) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center, within the Office of Technical Services. The selected candidate serves as a technical expert in pavement and/or pavement materials engineering for asphalt materials, flexible pavements, and pavement design.
The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced Civil Engineer with a strong background in multiple areas of pavements and materials including asphalt materials design, asphalt testing, specification development, and construction, pavement design, and pavement construction. The ideal candidate is self-directed and has demonstrated the ability to develop and deploy emerging technologies in the pavement and materials field. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Federal Highway Administration and work with the Resource Center’s Pavement and Materials Technical Service Team to advance the strategic goals and objectives of the Federal Highway Administration and meet the challenges of advancing the best transportation system in the world. We offer an excellent benefits package and alternative work schedules.
There is 1 position that can be filled in any of the 4 locations.

  • Atlanta, GA: $88,305-$114,802
  • Baltimore, $92,145-$119,794
  • Lakewood, CO: $90,779-$118,018
  • Matteson, IL: $92,632-$120,427
The difference in the salary is determined by the locality pay in each location. Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at


As a Civil Engineer, you will:

  • Serve as a technical expert in leading the implementation of effective guides, policies, and procedures for practical and economical asphalt materials design and rehabilitation of roadway surfaces.
  • Maintain a broad level of technical knowledge in the entire areas of pavement as well as asphalt technology and materials recycling.
  • Provide technical advice to FHWA Headquarters and Division Offices and to other Federal agencies related to asphalt pavement technology; confer with and advise Division Offices, as well as State and local highway agencies concerning policy, technical guidance, and exchange of technical and program information; encourages research initiatives for the development, testing and evaluation of asphalt mixture and asphalt binder designs and their effects on the performance.
  • Develop work plans and initiatives within specific technical areas assigned that support the office’s key business practices of: Technology Assistance, Technology Deployment, Training, Discipline Support, and Interagency Coordination.
  • Be proactive in planning and leading implementation efforts for new initiatives and promote technological advances/technology deployment. In addition, trouble-shooting implementation problems with both internal (FHWA) and external partners is also required as needed.
  • Identify education needs, and develops and conducts training courses, targeted at both internal and external customers.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • Some travel is required.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation is authorized.