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District Hydraulics Engineer

Virginia Department of Transportation
Lynchburg, Virginia
$82,448 – $133,978
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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VDOT’s Lynchburg District is seeking a Hydraulics Engineer. Position will develop and design hydraulic models and drainage design elements of right of way and construction roadway plans. Design drainage, erosion control, and storm water management plans for VDOT roadway projects. Review and approve hydrologic and hydraulic design plans developed by consulting engineers. Provide project management assistance complying with processes, schedules, budgets, design criteria, standards and specifications. Problem solve storm water management issues for field maintenance staff.

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

Demonstrated experience applying civil engineering principles related to transportation, hydraulic and roadway design; applying hydrology and hydraulics design to include peak discharge, hydraulic analysis, open channel flow, flood routing, and culvert and storm sewer hydraulics. Experience applying roadway design criteria, construction methods, standards, and materials. Experience applying drainage policies and design procedures. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include engineering design & analysis programs. Skill in the use of CADD drafting and design packages. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Valid driver’s license. Professional Engineer License.

Civil engineering or related degree preferred. Knowledge of VDOT storm water drainage policies, design procedures including VDOT Drainage Manual. Experience in Erosion and Control Design and/or Storm Water Management Design. Knowledge of VDOT Road and Bridge Specifications and Standards. Skill in use of Microstation and Open Roads Drainage (SUDA) software. Virginia DEQ Storm Water Management Plan Reviewer Certification.

Valid operator’s license. References, work history, and DMV driving records will be verified. Selected applicant must complete a finger-print based criminal history records check.



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