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Civil Engineer
Civil Engineer
Salary Range: $76,082 - $97,340
Number of Vacancies: One (1)
Collective Bargaining Unit: 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.
Duration of Appointment: Permanent Career Service
Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public

Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation, (DDOT), Infrastructure Project Management Administration (IPMA). The purpose of this position is to manage 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.

The Civil Engineer serves as a technical specialist in the Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Program. The position manages the stormwater retrofit design and construction projects to meet federal and local regulatory requirements and reviews stormwater components of public and private projects in the public right-of-way. The applicant shall have experience and knowledge of low impact development and green infrastructure designs, construction, function, and maintenance, including plant selections, soil functions, volume analysis, water quality function, and hydrology of the systems.

Serves as a technical specialist to management concerning advanced and/or complex civil and related engineering matters. Participates, as requested, in the development of scope, goal setting, budget processes, multi-year and long and short range work plans, for diverse special projects as they relate to engineering concerns.

Participates in the preparation and maintenance of comprehensive project plans and schedules, especially concerning the engineering designs and plans. Coordinates to negotiate differences, to obtain cooperation in carrying out investigations, to obtain clearances, and develop solutions to complex technical problems. Participates in the oversight and inspection of construction contractors engaged in completing specified projects.

Performs program development functions, as delegated, related to the planning, designing, construction, and/or maintenance of structures and facilities. Reviews preliminary scope of work performs field inspections and provides the supervisor with recommendations of basic characteristics and desirable changes.

Utilizes design software and drawing tools to complete/address advanced planning or design problems in compliance with construction and government standards. Identifies and defines the nature and scope of obscure problems, project assumptions and derives criteria from inconclusive or variable data.

Reviews proposed construction project plans and specifications prepared by consultants for adequacy, accuracy, suitable, economy and conformance with Federal, District and agency guidelines and long-range facility plans. Reviews contract bids, investigates bidder qualifications to provide bid analysis and recommendations. Negotiates contract changes with affected parties to reach a mutual agreement.

Reviews location survey data developed by field parties. Makes engineering inspections of construction activities and sites. Assists other staff in computing costs of alternative designs, in the review of specifications for completeness and compliance with specified trade criteria, and established departmental policies and practices.

Reviews, architect’s and engineer’s design development and construction drawings submitted with applications; contractors and engineer’s systems shop drawings for compliance with applicable codes and standards, and adequacy for the intended purpose; and/or calculations to verify sizing of equipment and systems, with consideration for the facility’s needs, code requirements and standard engineering practices.

Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, to prepare and present reports, correspondence, presentations and proposals involving complex engineering issues and processes to people with varied levels of understanding.

Comprehensive professional knowledge of civil engineering theories, principles, practices and techniques, as well as pertinent laws, regulations, standards related to assigned projects sufficient to provide technical guidance related to the management of programs, policies, and business practices used in initiating, designing, and management of engineering projects.

Comprehensive knowledge of professional engineering standards and guidelines sufficient to serve as a project team leader and advisor. Knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics underlying engineering and related specialization.

Demonstrated skills in operating in a variety of computer software programs, i.e, word processing, messaging systems, presentation software, spreadsheets, and accessing and utilizing web-based applications.

Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to serve as a plan reviewer and to manages technical project and construction project assignments.

Knowledge of necessary procurement regulations and procedures, capital improvement processes, and capital and appropriated budgeting methodologies to provide project support and advice.

Comprehensive knowledge of necessary laws, codes, ordinances, and standards to be able to ascertain whether systems designs, installations, and layout are in compliance.

Ability to read construction plans, including but not limited to: site plans, architectural and engineering design floor plans, cross sections, details, riser diagrams and shop drawing of systems to be able to ascertain compliance with relevant codes and standards, and suggest appropriate changes as necessary for compliance.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements
Requires an Engineer in Training (EIT)/Engineer Intern (EI) certification or the ability to obtain one within a year of employment. Failure to obtain and maintain such certification will result in the termination of employment.

Education Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture, or other appropriately related fields.

Work Experience
A minimum of two (2) years of engineering experience.

Work Environment
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 FactsParticipation in a program and ability to acquire industry standard certification/registration/licensure, such as National Society of Professional Engineers, National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies, for particular engineering discipline is desirable and may be requested. A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record may be required.

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
Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership
Free rides on DC Circulator buses
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.


Posted on: Wednesday, February 07, 2018
This listing expires on: Thursday, February 15, 2018

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