Research Engineer

VTrans

This position,  Civil Engineer III,  (Job Opening # 622033)  is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dr. Emily Parkany @ (802) 272-6862.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Overview

The Research Engineer actively manages internal and external research projects for VTrans.  Examples of internal research projects include the long-standing Pavement Life and Experimental Features projects which require annual field site visits.  Field visits include measurements and photo observations at the site and documenting the site visits in annual and final research reports to share with VTrans and FHWA staff.  The management of external research projects (largely conducted by universities) is shared with the Research Manager and may include participation in Technical Advisory Committees and serving as a liaison between the researchers and VTrans staff.  The position requires the delivery of high quality research by analyzing and/or preparing technical documents and other work projects, working effectively with stakeholders, and disseminating information about the projects internally and externally as a step towards implementation.  The position requires interactions with a variety of internal and external stakeholders on a range of topics that may be related to materials/pavements, structures, planning, safety, and the environment.  The Research Engineer should be able to work independently but also to step in as needed with research section initiatives, representing the section at Agency technical committees, and the supervision of temporary field staff.

 

General Job Description

Engineering work at a journey professional level for the Agency of Transportation.  Duties involve the engineering review, design and analysis of projects, activities, and data in a variety of Agency engineering projects.  Duties entail the collection and analysis of engineering data, evaluation of conceptual engineering plans and the preparation and evaluation of engineering design and construction plans and specifications.  Work at this level differs from lower level engineers in the complexity of projects; degree of independence, responsibility, and accountability; and level of expertise and breadth of knowledge required.  May act as a lead worker, overseeing the work of temporary, contractual, or classified employees at a lower level. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level technician, engineer or administrative supervisor.

 

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering OR registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) AND EITHER two (2) years or more of professional experience in civil engineering OR three (3) years or more of technical experience performing engineering support tasks involved in the planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, or maintenance of various types of civil engineering projects or operations.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in any field of engineering AND EITHER three (3) years or more of professional engineering work OR three (3) years or more as a technician performing engineering support tasks involved in planning, surveying, design, roadway and bridge construction inspection, research and analysis, materials testing, and investigation.

 OR

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) AND one (1) year or more of graduate coursework in civil engineering AND EITHER one (1) year or more of professional experience in civil engineering OR two (2) years or more of technical experience performing engineering support tasks involved in the planning, surveying, design, inspection, construction, research and statistics, testing, investigation, or maintenance of various types of civil engineering projects or operations.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in any field of engineering AND one (1) year or more of graduate coursework in civil engineering AND EITHER two (2) years or more of professional engineering work OR two (2) years or more as a technician performing engineering support tasks involved in planning, surveying, design, roadway and bridge construction inspection, research and analysis, materials testing, and investigation.

OR

Eighteen (18) months or more of experience as a Civil Engineer II in the Agency of Transportation with the State of Vermont.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

n/a

 

Submission of Application

Should you submit an application for this job opening, you certify that all information entered is correct and complete to the best of your knowledge.  By submitting an application, you acknowledge and understand that the State of Vermont may verify information, and that untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of this application, and/or dismissal if employed with the State of Vermont.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

 

 

This is for a Civil Engineer III position, pay grade 22.  Additional information is provided athttp://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers. All applications must be submitted on-line. Reference Job Id# 622033. For more information, contact Emily Parkany at emily.parkany@vermont.gov

  

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