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    This position is located within the Highway Design Branch for the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Ashburn, Virginia. The incumbent supports the Division as a designer with responsibility for the development of plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) packages relative to the design of highways and bridges.

    This establishes a 4 month Direct Hire announcement. Applications will be reviewed periodically. 

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    As a Civil Engineer-Designer, you will:

    • Develop the design and monitor the budget and schedule for assigned projects and has responsibility for the project from initial scoping through construction support. Manage workload by setting and adjusting short-term priorities, as required, to meet changing project needs and information.
    • Generate and evaluate geometric design alternatives and develops sound design concepts. Assess 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.
    • Interpret, apply, and communicate the laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to highway design. Assist 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.
    • Ensure financial accountability and management of funds for assigned projects.  Review and update project work steps, resources, and budget as required.

    The ideal candidate is a mid-career design engineer with experience working both independently and with multidisciplinary teams in developing, monitoring, and adhering to the design, budget, and schedule for assigned roadway construction projects, providing technical assistance from initial scoping through construction support, and addressing design engineering issues with a wide range of external contacts.


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required to participate in program and project reviews, and to attend meetings, conferences and workshops. Mountainous terrain or proximity to high traffic volumes may present undesirable conditions during field trips. The employee will be expected to travel to project sites to provide the needed technical assistance. Some strenuous walking, climbing, or bending may be involved during travel to participate in field reviews.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580165800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.