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    Summary

    Federal Highway Administration has Civil Engineer (Design) positions available in several Federal Lands Highway Divisions. Projects occur primarily on Federal Lands managed by other Federal agencies (e.g., National Park Service & U.S. Forest Service) & include multi-state areas.

    This establishes an open continuous NTE 12 months, vacancy announcement for Civil Engineer (Design), we will review applications quarterly. *See “Evaluations” for more information.

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    Responsibilities

    At the mid-level, duties include: 

    • Develops the design and monitors the budget and schedule for assigned projects and has responsibility for the project from initial scoping through construction support. Manages workload by setting and adjusting short-term priorities, as required, to meet changing project needs and information.
    • Generates and evaluates geometric design alternatives and develops sound design concepts. Assesses the impact of standard exceptions/compromises to established engineering principles and practices and conceptualizes acceptable design exceptions and mitigation strategies, as necessary, to meet customer needs.
    • Develops plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) packages that clearly define the work, are biddable, and emphasize context sensitivity, safety, and constructability.  Identifies appropriate bid items, performs quantity computations for all facets of highway design, and develops summary tables for project plans and price estimates for all work items for assigned projects.  Prepares appropriate design documentation, provides quality control reviews on PS&Es prepared by other designers.
    • Interprets, applies, and communicates the laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to highway design. Assists in the development of plans for accomplishing business objectives and implementing quality initiatives, including assisting in the formulation and establishment of policies, standards, guidelines, and priorities for team operations.
    • Identifies, recommends, and/or uses appropriate technologies for gathering data during PS&E development.  Improves the quality of highway design work through the use of new technologies and process improvements.  Collaborates with internal staff and outside agencies.
    • Ensures financial accountability and management of funds for assigned projects.  Reviews and updates project work steps, resources, and budget as required.  

    Projects involve critical engineering constraints, strong public interest, environmental or other constraints, and many specialty design items and/or critical time frames.  The employee applies technical expertise in highway design to address context-sensitivity, sustainability, and livability issues, including safety, economics, environmental issues, and impacts to local landowners.  At the senior level, mentors, trains, and assists in the distribution of project work tasks to other designers on the team and assists in quality control on design work products. As assigned, may be a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) responsible for managing Architect-Engineer (A/E) Consultant task orders or reimbursable agreements.

    The ideal candidate for this position is an engineer with experience developing, monitoring, and adhering to the design, budget, and schedule for roadway construction projects and providing technical assistance from initial scoping through construction support.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Occasional travel is required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

  • Job family (Series)

    0810 Civil Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512481700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.