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    Federal Highway Administration has Civil Engineer (Construction) 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.

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

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    At the mid-level, duties include:

    • Provides on-site administration of construction contracts. Ensures projects are constructed according to plans and specifications. Administers projects by providing engineering guidance to the contractor, the client agency, and other project personnel.
    • Ensures engineering and technical specification requirements are met and work is accomplished according to the contract documents. Determines the need for and issues directives to the contractor as provided for in the contract and in conformance with Division policies and procedures. Foresees possible problems and takes appropriate action.
    • Oversees a range of assigned activities such as materials testing, project schedule, progress estimates, surveys, traffic control, environmental controls, and construction methods. Makes recommendations to the project engineer if construction methods and safety measures do not comply with the contract. Determines the acceptability and quality of the day-to-day work. Documents daily activities and ensures project files are kept up-to-date and complete.
    • Identifies possible changes needed and obtains field data as needed. Prepares contract modifications and, as approved by the project engineer, issues directives and contract modifications. Develops independent government estimates and drafts contract modification documents, including pre-negotiation memorandums and negotiation memorandums. Prepares on-site correspondence.
    • Carries out the day-to-day project activity and coordinates with contractor staff, co-workers, partner or cooperating agency representatives, State and county officials, local municipalities, property owners, local utilities, and other interested parties, and resolves issues and problems that arise. Maintains public relations through contacts at the local level.

    The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-career engineer with experience independently and effectively serving as a project engineer in charge of complex construction projects responsible for ensuring compliance with contract specifications, providing guidance and technical direction to lower level project staff, and providing construction operations input from preliminary design stages through construction of the project.

    Travel Required

    75% or less - Travel required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • 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/512582700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.