Geotechnical Engineer
Virginia Dept of Transportation
Richmond, VA
VDOT’s Structure and Bridge Division is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to work in the Central Office Structure and Bridge Geotechnical Section. This person will perform a wide variety of geotechnical engineering designs, analyses and reviews as they pertain to the development of bridge, retaining wall and other transportation related plans and specifications for projects throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. This person will interpret AASHTO specifications and FHWA guidelines as part of the work noted above.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of, and experience with, geotechnical engineering principles related to foundation design for bridges and retaining walls. Ability to evaluate the shallow or deep foundation systems for these structures and to perform bearing capacity, settlement and overall stability computations for these systems. Knowledge of earth pressure theory with respect to retaining wall systems. Understanding of various subsurface exploration techniques that are used to develop subsurface profiles. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on most tasks. Able to meet established deadlines. Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution, with course work in geotechnical and structural engineering; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (concentration in Geotechnical Engineering). Demonstrated ability to work with internal and external customers and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Experience with the use of geotechnical software (e.g., L-PILE, A-PILE, GRLWEAP, among others) and Microsoft programs. Professional Engineer’s (PE) license.

Special Requirements
This position requires a fingerprint based criminal history background check.
This position requires a DMV record check.

Special Instructions to Applicants
State applications/resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications/resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application/resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application/resume for this position.

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