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    Summary

    The position is located in a FHWA Federal-aid Division Office. The employee is responsible for managing and promoting assigned Federal highway programs within the State or 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).

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    Responsibilities

    As Civil Engineer (Transportation), you will:

    • Serves as the Division Pavement & Materials technical expert/resource, leading reviews of pavement design submittals, reviews (materials, construction, and maintenance) documents for procedural and implementation adequacy and to ensure conformance with applicable regulations, specifications and standards; recommends innovative and cost effective design, promotes (materials, construction, and maintenance) practices which have the potential for improving the condition of pavements and infrastructure in the State; markets the latest state-of-the-art practices and techniques; promotes and encourages good safety practices.
    • Provides authoritative technical assistance and policy guidance to Division staff and the State DOT on pavement resurfacing, restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction, preservation, skid resistance, drainage, friction, and rideability as well as any project-specific problems and analysis.
    • Keeps informed and utilizes knowledge of Federal-aid highway legislation, program directives, national regulations, policies and guides to provide program and technical assistance to the Division, State, local government, academia, and the private sector.
    • Provides interpretations, advice, guidance and training through personal contacts, presentations, letters, or memoranda on policies, pavement and material concepts, standards, and procedures.
    • Manages and promotes a Quality Assurance (QA) program for construction materials, material sampling and testing procedures, methods and best practices of processing and handling materials, specifications related to materials, and construction through timely office and field reviews.
    • Takes a leadership role to assist in the coordination with Federal, State and local agencies on demonstration, experimentation projects and technology application activities. Provides recommendations on proposed deployment of high-pay-off research and technology pavement and material applications including marketing and demonstrations.

    The ideal candidate is a mid-career to senior engineer with experience monitoring Federally-funded highway programs or delivering highway projects from initial scoping through construction; and in the design, construction, maintenance/rehabilitation, and network level management of pavements, utilizing knowledge of highway materials testing and acceptance procedures. In addition, experience in conveying complex ideas and concepts to others through presentations, meetings and discussions, and in writing.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Work requires field work and site visits to highway, bridge and structure construction sites.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • 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/595202300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.