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Title:  AOT Project Manager I - Rail & Aviation Bureau

Application Deadline Date:  07/20/2022
Req ID:  36268
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $29.79


The Rail & Aviation Bureau is very excited to be hiring a new leader to join our project delivery team. This is a great opportunity to emerge as a leader in the Bureau and manage an array of projects from start to finish. Your duties will include management of consultant designers, consultant project managers, and the guiding of Rail & Aviation projects through planning, design and construction processes. Project types will include improvement projects like railroad crossings, railroad bridges, railroad track infrastructure, rail trails, airport runway & taxiway reconstruction, airport land & planning, slope stabilizations, emergency response projects, and more. Duties will also include budget and critical path method schedule development, asset prioritization and federal grant project management.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Project Manager I (#36268), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • AOT Project Manager I (#36268)
  • AOT Project Manager II I (#36402)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Paul Libby at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

This class is the first level of Project Management within the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Project management and oversight work involving the planning, development and timely completion of simple to intermediately complex transportation projects. Position is responsible for the management over all phases of the projects assigned. Incumbents at this level may work on a variety of projects for the Vermont Agency of Transportation including roadway projects, highway safety projects, highway or railroad bridge and culvert projects, railway projects, aviation projects and municipally lead projects. Work is performed under the direction of a higher-level Project Manager.

Environmental Factors

Duties are largely performed in an office setting; however, some field travel may be necessary. Fieldwork may involve exposure to hazardous materials, traffic hazards and construction sites during all weather conditions; and may involve traversing rough terrain and bodies of water. Some work outside of regular working hours, including attendance at public meetings, may be required. Strong differences of opinion may be encountered on a regular basis and these should be handled in a professional and respectful manner.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Engineering AND three (3) years or more of professional experience in civil engineering.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering OR Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in civil engineering.


Associate degree and ten (10) years or more of experience in Transportation Engineering or related field, including one (1) year or more of experience in the aspects of project delivery.


Certification in Project Management (PMP Certificate) with ten (10) years of experience in Transportation Engineering or a related field, including one (1) year or more of experience in the aspects of project delivery.


NOTE: Some positions may require two years of supervisory experience. Participation in State of Vermont provided supervisor development programs may be substituted for supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineering license.

Experience interpreting project plans and cost analysis, contract compliance and interpretation, methods of time estimation and recording.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.