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Deputy Chief Engineer

By July 26, 2022

Virginia Department of Transportation

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) is excited to offer and announce an opportunity to serve in a high profile, executive level position as the Deputy Chief Engineer in our Engineering Directorate. We are looking for someone who has the innate ability to lead and serve the agency while providing innovation to the way we work and serve the public.

This position is located in Richmond, Virginia. Position specific responsibilities and duties will include, but not limited to:

Agency Focused
Communicates organizational mission, values and goals.
Keeps employees and other managers informed.
Develops and establishes review and control systems to assist in achieving goals and results.
Supports and is engaged in agency’s emergency response program components, including sharing of resources when appropriate.
Establishes goals.
Develops program plans and milestones.
Assigns priorities.
Develops policies and procedures.
Program and Project Management
Projects budget requirements and allocates available resources.
Reviews program quality and progress toward achieving goals and program results on a periodic basis.
Takes corrective actions to maintain work progress on schedule, improve employee performance or modify program goals or operations, as appropriate.

Fiscal Steward
Reviews costs, manages fiscal resources and maintains control over assigned Department resources and assets.
Models and effectively communicates strategies that demonstrate restraint in cost management – including pay practices, procurement options, and work process scheduling and delivery.
Supports the intent of Executive Order 20 (2014) and the goals of the Agency
Procurement Plan when making vendor sourcing decisions for goods and services.

Managerial Experience
Selects, assigns and develops employees.
Delegates and assigns work.
Provides frequent, constructive feedback and evaluates employee performance. Performance issues are addressed timely, and appropriate corrective actions taken when necessary and
Administers human resource management programs established by the Department.
Ensures the application of EEO principles and adheres to EEO requirements in daily performance of duties.
Effectively manages lost time by managing leave usage and utilizing practical return to work programs for work and non-

VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and traveling 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.

Minimum Qualifications
• Progressive experience administering the engineering management of large complex design and construction programs.
• Progressive experience in engineering principles and practices including roadway and bridge design, consultant/resource management, complex highway construction management.
• Progressive experience applying supervisory principles and practices including performance management and discipline of a large and diverse professional staff.
• Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include mobile devices.
• Experience interpreting and applying relevant state and federal laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines.
• Experience communicating effectively orally and in writing with internal staff and external partners.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships with multiple groups and stakeholders.
• Ability to motivate subordinate staff, and to build working partnerships across organizational and geographical boundaries.
• Valid Professional Engineer’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
• Extensive experience/knowledge in highway construction management,
VDOT’s work order/claims process, construction scheduling and risk management.
• Experience/knowledge in leading diverse professional staffs in transportation planning, highway design, materials, bridge design, project management and cost estimation, construction, contracting and alternative project delivery.
• Experience in interacting with executive leadership and supervision of directorate’s senior management.
• Advanced degree in Civil Engineering and/or MBA.

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