Interested in building a career in traffic engineering in an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Salem District’s Southwest Regional Operations (SWRO) in Traffic Engineering. We serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.
We are the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. At VDOT, we work collaboratively, communicate effectively, encourage nimble learning and value differences to do our best and achieve a high performance culture.
We currently seek an Engineer to conduct traffic engineering studies, develop engineered solutions, and address roadway safety and operational problems that affect motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The selected candidate will serve as a task leader on teams which will include other engineers, technicians and field staff. Responsibilities include regular status updates, field data review, crash statistics evaluation, and development of realistic and cost effective solutions. Incumbent will provide reports with recommended solutions, sketches and cost options, and will assist District staff during the preliminary engineering phase of project development including plan reviews for various traffic control components including transportation management plans, sign and markings plans, guardrail, etc. The candidate will also evaluate land development applications for safety and access components and prepare responses to traffic engineering and operational issues which arise during construction. Additionally, this position will support the work zone safety program as needed.
VDOT is an emergency response agency; therefore the incumbent may work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations when services are needed.
We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.
VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values. Visit http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Please visit http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp for additional information.
•Experience in designing and reviewing plans for traffic control devices (signs, pavement markings, TMP, MOT, etc.), incorporating traffic engineering requirements into roadway plans and make recommendations for plan changes • Knowledge of civil and traffic engineering principles/practices and standards •Knowledge of project development process, policies, guidelines, and regulations related to traffic control devices •Skill in the use of computers and software applications (MS Office) •Ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize multiple assignments within set timeframes •Ability to interpret and use construction plans •Experience with MUTCD (including Chapter 6 or Virginia Work Area Protection Manual) •Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal/external customers •Valid driver’s license required.
For more details and to apply, visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/130672
About Virginia Department of Transportation
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) builds, maintains and operates the commonwealth’s roads, bridges and tunnels…the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, behind Texas and North Carolina. Through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation