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Construction Engineer

By September 19, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Richmond, VA
  • Applications have closed

Virginia Department of Transportation

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is excited to offer and announce an opportunity to serve as an Engineer Construction in our Central Office Construction Division! This is a full-time office position.

The selected candidate will analyze preliminary plans and project documentation ensuring correctness of design. Direct changes on projects to achieve consistency and constructability. Prepare projects for advertisement, meet published advertisement schedules, evaluate projects in consideration of economic factors, identify and develop required specifications and standards, and establish appropriate construction time limits.

Position specific responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to:
Quality Control – Support construction program in meeting annual federal strategy obligations by performing final evaluation, coordination, and revisions to contract documents prior to bid letting. Utilize sound engineering judgment and construction experience to ensure constructability and good stewardship of funding appropriations. Initiate project specific copied notes and special provisions. Review and consult on corrections to specifications, standards, insertable sheets and special design drawings.

Proposal Preparation – Analyze and evaluate preliminary plans, pay items, maintenance of traffic, sequence of construction, permits and all other project documentation to ready contracts for advertisement. Identify omissions, discrepancies, errors, issues for clarification and unnecessary items. Prepare construction estimates; authorize, correct and direct changes to project documentation and design; apply engineering judgment and construction experience to ensure constructability and cost effectiveness. Recommend design and specification modifications based on an understanding of construction engineering management principles. Inform management of major deficiencies found in proposed projects. Attend preliminary advertisement meetings to gather information and provide feedback.

Proposal Coordination – Assist in the development or review of bid proposal component of contracts with a view towards a comprehensive and legally binding document between contractor and State of VA. Generate price sheets to reflect all project work. Evaluate and assign major items, fuel adjustments and price adjustments in proposal. Interpret, select and initiate appropriate contract provisions for a broad spectrum of projects including unique designs and specialized or experimental construction methods. Formulate time limits, considering all work to be addressed while minimizing public inconvenience and maximizing department resources. Monitor all aspects of projects while meeting advertisement processing deadlines. Identify formal revisions needed during advertisement period. Train new personnel in job related duties.

Evaluative Control Estimate (EE), Bid Analysis – Identify constructability issues; prepare-review EE, with view toward availability and cost of material, equipment and labor; contract time limits; impacts on production; sequence of construction; equipment rates-production levels; site specific issues; recommend to award or reject bid based upon analysis of bid vs EE; review bid for balance and irregularities; re-evaluation of EE. Make requests for quotes on items from suppliers as needed.

Proposal preparation – Take AASHTOware Preconstruction documents, provided specifications, completed picklist, any necessary agreements or permits and combine them into a working proposal for advertisement. Ensure document is consistent and ready for Contractors to view as a legal document. Prepare revisions and assist the District while making revisions to project while it is on advertisement.

Customer Support – Provides support to both internal and external customers regarding Plan Review, Estimates, Contracts and Specifications. Identify discrepancies in plans vs proposals. Communicate with advising project managers in the development of plans, specifications, standards, bid items, AASHTOware Preconstruction, cost and constructability. Respond to inquiries from contractors or other interested parties, ensuring that no preferential information is provided. Conduct updates for annual catalogue database analysis.

Contract Execution Coordination – Develop and review contract for execution and its components. Monitor all aspects of projects while meeting contract award and execution processing deadlines; and ensuring all addendums have been included in the executed contract. Perform quality control review of the contract documents.

Special Assignments – Perform special assignments and other job related duties as assigned in accordance with prescribed methods and schedules. VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life. VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore visit http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.

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