This position is in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Project Delivery Administration (PDA), Infrastructure Project Management Division (IPMD). The incumbent manages the design, delivery and completion of complex projects which typically require the knowledge of the physical sciences, mathematics underlying engineering, and specialized knowledge of mechanics of solids, particularly of soils, hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology, and/or surveying. Incumbent serves as a technical authority and project team leader in the coordination and management of multiple professional civil engineering assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage design and construction projects, serves as an advisor to management in the decision-making process concerning difficult, advanced, and critical civil and construction engineering matters. Participates, in the development of scope, design and construction cost estimates, project scheduling, goal setting, budget processes for multi-year and long and short-range work plans for a diverse array of projects. Performs advanced professional civil engineering assignments, manages design consultants, manages construction contract and contractors, delivery and completion of difficult, critical and/or costly construction projects. Performs individually or as a team leader, projects typically requiring the knowledge of the physical sciences, mathematics underlying engineering, construction management and specialized knowledge of civil engineering, particularly of roadway design and construction, soils, hydraulics, theory of structure, strength of materials, engineering geology, and/or surveying. Acts as a technical authority, representing the assigned organization when communicating with those involved in the engineering activities for which incumbent has responsibility. Participates in the oversight and inspection of construction contractors who are engaged in completing projects. Prepares and maintains comprehensive project plans and schedules in line with standard capital improvement methods, practices and processes.
Coordinates and/or conducts research of such factors as: the development of structural design criteria for a variety of materials such as steel and reinforced concrete ; the detection and measurement of altered structural concrete and steel members that have been subjected to deterioration, fracture, fatigue, differential settlement cracking, and vibration; the development of formulas and methods to be used in investigating and analyzing older structures for structural adequacy. Coordinates, to negotiate differences, to obtain cooperation in carrying out investigations, to obtain clearances, and develop solutions to complex, critical and/or advanced technical engineering problems. Performs program development functions, related to the planning, designing, constructing, and/or maintenance of structures and facilities that provide i.e., shelter, support transportation systems, control natural resources. Investigation, measurement, survey and mapping of the earth’s physical features and phenomena. Reviews proposed construction project plans and specifications prior to contract advertisement to determine overall feasibility.
Qualifications and Education
A degree in Engineering. The program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s from a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
A combination of education and experience: college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.
Licenses and Certifications
A Professional Engineer (PE) license is required and must be maintained. All applicants with a PE license in a jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia will be required to apply for a District of Columbia PE license within 90 days of hire. Applicants will be required to receive a District of Columbia PE license within 12 months of hire or be terminated.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
The majority of the work is in an office setting; however, during field visits the incumbent must be able to move around construction sites, involving horizontal and vertical travel on unfinished surfaces, inclement weather conditions, and noisy work areas.
Other Significant Factors
Promotional Potential: No known promotion potential.
Duration of Appointment: Career Service - Regular
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: CS-0801-13
Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1975 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
This position has been designated as an essential employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual, Chapter 12. As such, your services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operations, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early.
The position has been deemed security-sensitive, pursuant to section 410 of Chapter 4 of the D.C. Personnel Regulations. Accordingly, the incumbent will be subject to pre-employment checks (criminal background, and traffic records, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks, and traffic records for the duration of your tenure.
DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city. Employee benefits include:
Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at www.dchr.dc.gov.)
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees
Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent)
Employer assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply)
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.