About the Agency
The employee is responsible for managing and promoting assigned Federal highway programs within the State or, as a shared resource, in multiple states. Provides engineering stewardship and oversight at various junctures of project and program delivery of Federal aid infrastructure projects within the state (s). This entails working on a broad range of engineering activities in the State associated with the design, construction and maintenance of highways and highway- related facilities. Participates in the development of overall Division Office policy procedures and in the revision or establishment of national policy on behalf of the Division Office. The employee also has duties in Safety and Operations, serving as the point of contact for the State’s highway Safety improvement program and program safety areas relating to evaluating motor vehicle crash data, highway inventory, and traffic information. The employee has the authority to commit the agency to actions on behalf of the Division Office(s) represented in line with delegations of authority.
The ideal candidate is a mid-career engineer with experience monitoring Federally funded highway programs or delivering highway projects from initial scoping through construction support and maintenance. The candidate has experience conveying ideas and concepts in meetings and discussions, and in writing.
As a Civil Engineer (Highway), you will:
- Serve as a key technical advisor in meetings, telephone contacts, public hearings, field reviews, and visits with State DOT officials and other Federal, State, and local agencies regarding assigned program areas and in assisting in the implementation of leadership initiatives. Communicates and applies Federal laws, regulations, and FHWA policies applicable to Federal aid projects within the State DOT project development process.
- Monitor highway and other infrastructure improvements to determine if they are constructed to a desired quality and whether Federal aid construction funds are being expended in a manner consistent with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
- Participate in assessments State programs for effectiveness and compliance. Provide to partners recommendations for performance and operational improvements and guidance on corrective actions.
- Provide review of projects in accordance with the Division’s risk-based stewardship and oversight plan. This may include review of plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) for appropriate application of design standards and criteria, conformance with policy and regulations, eligibility for Federal participation, traffic safety features, reasonableness of estimated unit prices, fulfillment of requirements from the transportation planning and NEPA process, and proper standard an special specifications and contract provisions
- Participate in and contributes to Division program management activity including development of stewardship and oversight plans, conducting risk assessments, development of strategic operations and business plans, promotion of the implementation of a performance-based planning and programming process to partner agencies, and identification and tracking of performance measures and the associated reporting process
- Provide guidance and direction to the State in implementing the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and Highway Safety Improvement Program.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel is required.