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Civil Engineer

By January 12, 2023

DDOT-District of Columbia

General Job Information
Job Summary

This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Infrastructure Project Management Administration (IPMA), where the incumbent is assigned to Team 1. This position is to lead, direct, manage and coordinate transportation projects for timely delivery and execution of design and construction projects within an assigned area of the District of Columbia. This position will primarily serve as Project Manager for transportation projects for both design and construction phases.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent of this position will manage the capital transportation projects including bridges, roadways, highways and other transportation assets. The incumbent provides supervisions and technical guidance to the project team for timely execution of given project tasks, and compliance with local and federal regulations. The incumbent must be technically advanced and experienced in bridge structure design and construction, and be able to manage multiple projects.  The employee is responsible for independently planning, managing and carrying out multiple tasks of studies, design, and construction of transportation projects, especially bridge rehabilitation and replacement projects. As a technical expert in civil engineering, the employee will lead  project team(s) generally comprised of four (4) to eight (8) multi-disciplined engineers and consultants to manage and complete projects meeting time and budget targets.

This incumbent shows comprehensive knowledge and experience in construction management including project schedule, budget, maintenance of traffic, work zone safety, coordination with contractors, subcontractors and utility companies, stakeholder coordination, public notifications, change orders, invoicing, quantity reconciliation, material testing and inspection, punchlist and project closeout. The position should also be able to perform project planning and management; developing project scopes, setting goals and objectives for work plan, identifying stakeholder concerns, community interests, public utility company concerns and information received from other agencies; leading public and community meetings with key stakeholders and other special interest/community groups to communicate the status of project. This position will be involved in planning and design, procurement processing and contractor selection for various transportation projects. Makes necessary review and determination of the best design and construction options in relation to traffic maintenance, utility work, stakeholder coordination, drainage and stormwater management and other engineering principles for assigned projects, with supervisor’s approval.

Qualifications and Education

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum required.


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 in engineering.


Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.  To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.

Minimum five years of construction management experience of highway, roadway and bridge projects is necessary. Experience preparing contract drawings and specifications for transportation projects and familiarity with MicroStation and other construction management software preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

A Professional Engineer (PE) licensure is desired.

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Working Conditions/Environment

Majority of the work is in an office setting if design tasks are assigned, or in the field / field office setting if construction management tasks are assigned. 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 Facts

Tour of Duty:  Varies

Duration of Appointment:  Career Service – Regular

Promotional Potential: No known promotion potential

Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: CS-0810-13

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 1975.

Position Designation: 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 checks, and traffic record checks, if applicable) as a condition of employment, and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks and traffic record checks for the duration of your tenure.

Emergency Designation: 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.

Employee Benefits May Include:

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)
EEO Statement: 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.

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