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State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Bureau of Highway Maintenance

7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH


(Civil Engineer V)

Position #21282

40 Hours per Week

The starting pay range for this position is $33.47 – $45.72 per hour

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Highway Maintenance has a full-time vacancy for a Highway Maintenance Project Engineer (Civil Engineer V).

SUMMARY: Performs professional administrative civil engineering functions involving the Bureau of Highway Maintenance.

YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNTS: Under a recent change to the rules, an applicant’s relevant experience now counts towards formal education degrees referenced below! See Per 405.1.

  • 18 Months of additional relevant experience = Associate’s degree
  • 36 Months of additional relevant experience = Bachelor’s degree
  • 54 Months of additional relevant experience = Master’s degree


Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in an engineering, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in an engineering and possession of a Master of Business Administration degree from an accredited institute of higher education.

Experience: 1 year of experience in the practice of engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in an engineering.

Experience: 3 years of work experience in the practice of engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in an engineering or engineering technology.

Experience: 5 years of work experience in the practice of engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


  1. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire or a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state and obtain licensure in NH within one year of employment. For Licensure designation must be in Civil, Civil Highway, Geo Technical or Structural Engineering.
  2. Must possess a valid driver’s license and/or have access to transportation for statewide travel. Applicant’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: In-depth knowledge of construction techniques/practices.


  • Supervises, plans, coordinates and directs the design and construction of multiple complex transportation projects within Highway Maintenance to assure compliance with Department goals and requirements. Responsible for the preparation of cost estimates relative to infrastructure improvement projects statewide. Reviews and modifies, as required, plans and specifications to adapt to actual field conditions. Authorizes the use of construction/maintenance materials, equipment, and procedures necessary for the completion of various projects.
  • Conducts on-site investigations, reviews alternatives, and suggests actions to public officials, department administrators and consultants for correcting problems related to Bureau of Highway Maintenance assets. Supervises the inspection of completed engineering projects to ensure compliance with agency policies and specifications. Reviews evaluations and recommended actions proposed by other administrative and engineering staff and consultants to achieve appropriate engineering and programmatic solutions to ensure compliance and agency policies and specifications.
  • Communicates with the general public, abutters, contractors, and the news media to maintain good public relations, and to accomplish Bureau goals and objectives. Represents the department at public meetings and offers technical expertise while providing cooperation and coordination between state departments, engineering firms and the public.
  • Performs complex administrative and engineering duties to analyze the operation of Highway Maintenance and direct future actions. Directs and supervises the development and maintenance of database files for various statewide systems such as permits, MATS, salt and sand inventory, and Sponsor-a-Highway.
  • Provides maintenance expertise during the project development process and performs reviews of plans and contract proposals. Consults with department and outside specialists in related fields to formulate plans and methods for the most efficient methods of construction and maintenance.
  • Communicates and coordinates with NH DOS Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and other DOT Bureaus regarding damage assessments and reimbursement for FEMA, FHWA, and U.S. Forest Service Roads for declared storm events.
  • Directs, supervises and evaluates Well Technician and manages the Well Replacement program.
  • Prepares and critiques proposed bureau policies and procedures and state regulations and legislation for engineering functions and projects.

Disclaimer Statement: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For additional information contact Alan Hanscom, Administrator, at HighwayMaintenance@dot.nh.gov

Register and save a Talent Profile complete with contact information, education, work history, credentials and references, then find Job ID 37741 to apply. For assistance creating your talent profile or applying online contact Krista Robichaud, Recruitment Specialist, at 603-271-8026 or at Krista.Robichaud@dot.nh.gov.


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee’s union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits: https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/benefits.aspx

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

  • Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan
  • $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet: https://www.das.nh.gov/jobsearch/compensation-calculator.aspx

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