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General Engineer

By November 8, 2021


The Volpe Center will seek to fill multiple General Engineer positions across all technical centers over the next year. As a General Engineer, you will join a Volpe team comprised of transportation professionals and you will lead or work on various transportation-related projects. You will be given a wide range of tasks and assignments utilizing your engineering and project management skills for the development, evaluation, and operation of transportation systems.

This Direct Hire Public Notice will be used to build a list/inventory of applicants that may be referred as vacancies become available. Positions are located in Cambridge, MA, and Washington, D.C.

The ideal candidate holds a degree in professional engineering and has a desire to manage complex transportation-related projects. Preferred engineering fields include: general, civil, mechanical, environmental, computer, software, electronics, electrical, systems, architectural, geomatics, construction/industrial, and engineering management. As a federal partner in advancing U.S. DOT initiatives, the Volpe Center draws on its multimodal, multidisciplinary expertise to support U.S. DOT’s priorities: Safety, Infrastructure, Innovation and Accountability. You must have superb analytical, communications, leadership, and problem-solving skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced environment.

The full performance level for the GS-11 is 12; GS-12 is 12; GS-13 is 13; and GS-14 is 14.

As a General Engineer, you will perform duties involving basic principles of engineering and will work as a member or leader of a project team in one of Volpe’s engineering organizations. Project work varies by division, please visit the following sites to learn more about our four technical areas:

Air Traffic Systems and Operations – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/air-traffic-systems-and-operations
Infrastructure Systems and Technology – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/infrastructure-systems-and-technology
Policy, Planning, and Environment – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/policy-planning-and-environment
Safety Management and Human Factors – https://www.volpe.dot.gov/our-work/safety-management-and-human-factors

To apply for this job email your details to volpejobs@dot.gov

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