About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of Infrastructure, Office of Asset Management, Pavement and Construction.This Office is responsible for developing and administering engineering policies, standards and procedures, technical and program assistance, and leading the development and deployment of innovative technology for the design and rehabilitation of highway pavements to improve performance and reduce life cycle cost, and advance materials engineering practices.
The Lead Civil Engineer is recognized as one of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) national experts in asphalt and concrete material design, testing, construction, quality assurance, pavement evaluation, and rehabilitation. In addition, the incumbent is responsible to provide leadership and overall coordination to develop and implement a national technology deployment program that assesses, evaluates, and promotes newly developed technology-related asphalt and other pavement technologies.
The ideal candidate is a Lead Senior Engineer with an extensive capability to serve as an expert in asphalt and concrete material design, testing, construction, quality assurance, pavement evaluation, and rehabilitation.
As a Lead Civil Engineer (Highway), you will:
- Provide technical advice, assistance and leadership to FHWA personnel and FHWA's external partners in the area of pavement analysis, design materials testing, construction and quality control.
- Provide guidance on the evaluation of projects and design concepts based on performance based decisions, interpret federal laws and regulations related to the pavement, materials and performance.
- Support initiatives to assess performance and processes, and conduct program reviews to enhance the overall highway program and business culture within a State and local partner’s jurisdiction.
- Provide technical advice, assistance, and leadership, as described above, to officials of State, local and regional agencies over a multistate geographical area and to high level officials of industry and representatives of other entities, associations, groups, etc. which have a nationwide interest.
- Engage with intermodal DOT and other Federal agencies regarding multi-state/agency agreements and other complex issues.
- Occasional Travel
- Some travel is required