Civil Engineer Associate
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Colonial Heights, VA

$52,000 - $62,000 a year


Jumpstart your career in civil engineering while keeping Virginia moving for the citizens of Virginia! The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is looking for the best and brightest recent and prospective engineering graduates to develop as VDOT engineering professionals through its Core Development Program (CDP). CDP provides a meaningful on-the-job learning experience, targeted training, coaching, and mentoring as a Civil Engineering Associate through a structured 24-month practical training program designed to develop mission-critical technical skills and Teammate competencies. CDP provides a robust developmental experience including 12 months of practical rotations across a wide variety of civil engineering, maintenance, operations, business, and support functions followed by 12 months of specialized experience in your area of focus (roadway or structural design, traffic engineering, operations, materials, land use, maintenance, residency operations, construction or transportation planning). Upon graduation from CDP, you are placed in a position that aligns with your specialty to further develop your civil engineering expertise and your career at VDOT.

Civil Engineer Associate positions are currently available across Virginia and in VDOT’s central office location. This advertisement is for Area 2 only which includes: Central Office-Downtown Richmond, Richmond District-Colonial Heights, Hampton Roads and Fredericksburg. Successful candidates must be willing to work in any of the district locations within Area 2 during the CDP training program and for placement after CDP graduation. Visit for more information about the work locations.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $52,000.00 to $62,000.00 /year


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance