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Project Development & Environmental Analysis Engineer III

By March 21, 2024

NCDOT

How to Apply
You MUST apply at https://tinyurl.com/yc45bjp8 by April 19.

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The Challenge
We are looking for a senior engineer to join our Project Development team and lead our Project Development and Environmental Analysis (PDEA) functions.

In this role, you will:

  • Perform and oversee the development of feasibility studies, special studies, planning, engineering, environmental studies, mitigation, and permitting.
  • Make recommendations for transportation projects based on these studies.
  • Draft and provide input on Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS), and Records of Decision (ROD).
  • Oversee studies for our Division projects, including Environmental Assessments (EA), Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Categorical Exclusions (CE), Programmatic Categorical Exclusions (PCE), State Environmental Assessment/FONSI (SEA), State Minimum Criteria Checklist (SMC), Draft and Final Section 4(f) Evaluations, Reevaluations, and Consultations. All these studies must be completed in a manner that ensures legal sufficiency and establish basic planning philosophy, design concepts, and location criteria to be used in determining appropriate transportation engineering improvements and evaluate all reasonable, feasible, and prudent alternatives. These studies also identify and resolve areas of social, economic, and environmental concern.
  • Develop methods to avoid, minimize, and mitigate environmental impacts due to implementation of Division projects.
  • Coordinate with and analyze input from professionals in various disciplines; Federal, State and local officials, media, and the public.
  • Manage and review the work of private engineering firms (PEF) providing PDEA services on Division Projects, including scoping, task determination, man-day estimating, contracting, managing, coordination, supervision, advising, decision-making progress/schedule review, coordination and oversight, and invoice reviews.
  • Provide project update reports.
  • Train new staff.
  • Serve as a survey crew member.
  • Accurately maintain daily records of work accomplished.
  • Perform entry-level materials sampling, testing, and inspections.
  • Assist with operating and maintaining equipment, stakeouts, and plot parameters.
  • Attend public meetings, hearings, and present project presentations to municipal bodies.
  • Safely operate State vehicle.

What You Bring

  • Knowledge and understanding of general concepts and practices used in highway construction and design.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), environmental regulations, civil engineering, construction, and maintenance methods relating to highway and traffic engineering and transportation planning.
  • Knowledge of transportation and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Experience overseeing and managing projects and project schedules.
  • Negotiations skills to resolve disputes regarding contract fulfillment or modifications.
  • Knowledge of NCDOT operations and municipal governments.
  • General knowledge of federal aid highway planning and funding requirements related to Environmental requirements.
  • Experience supervising junior engineering and technician staff.
  • You promote a safe working environment.
  • Ability to conduct routine inspections for compliance with contract agreements, standards/codes, and specifications.
  • Ability to perform land and property searches and plot information.
  • Fortitude to withstand extreme weather and terrain conditions while performing duties, and to work in close proximity of high volumes of traffic and heavy construction equipment.
  • Communications skills to communicate effectively with coworkers, management, and the public.
  • Solid math skills (Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry).
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, contract provisions, specifications, and inspection procedures.
  •  Safety toe shoes.

Note
We may require you to be registered as a professional engineer by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, and
4+ years of relevant experience; or
An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Questions?
Call me: Valarie Rae at (910) 364-0603.

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