Title:  AOT Project Manager I - Rail & Aviation Bureau

Application Deadline Date:  12/12/2023
Req ID:  39841
Department:  Transportation Agency

Barre, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $30.39


Do you have an interest in transportation, engineering, and project management? Do you want to Build a Better Vermont by implementing the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law?  Then this position may be for you!

The Agency of Transportation is looking for a Project Manager to work with the Rail & Aviation Bureau. Your work will be focused on providing safe and quality public transportation systems for three modes of transportation! The Bureau's Project Delivery team manages a diverse portfolio supporting 304 miles of rail lines, 149 miles of rail trails, and 10 airports.

This job could be for you if:

  • You are motivated by VTrans strategic goals of growing Vermont's economy and transitioning to an energy efficient transportation system by improving freight and passenger rail infrastructure and supporting Vermont's growing industry of electric aircraft development and General Aviation businesses;
  • You enjoy learning new things and applying a diverse set of knowledge and skills to an everchanging set of problems and questions;
  • You are independent and self-driven. You take on new challenges without waiting to be asked. You own your projects and assigned tasks and want to positively affect public transportation;
  • You appreciate teamwork and are good at coordinating project work with internal and external partners;
  • You like to use your technical knowledge in delivering projects spanning airfield pavements, airport support facilities, bridges & culverts, rail-highway crossings, multi-use paths, and rail passenger platforms;
  • You like the role as an engineering project manager, reviewing and providing insight about design, asset management plans, railroad and municipal agreements, capital improvement plans, emergency repairs, and continuous improvement initiatives;
  • You are eager to administer federal grant obligations while managing project timelines, budgets, and scopes.

The Agency of Transportation and the Rail & Aviation Bureau has an employee-friendly telework policy, requiring staff to work from the office as little as a one day a week. The rest of the days, staff are welcome to work in the office or work from their productive home offices. Occasional, on-location site visits may be necessary during construction season and design development.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Project Manager (Job Requisition #39841), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized through 9/30/2026. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Paul Libby at paul.libby@vermont.gov.
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.

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

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 and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • 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.