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Title:  AOT Senior Manager I - Construction Engineer

Application Deadline Date:  05/18/2021
Req ID:  14601
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $36.36


The Agency of Transportation has an exciting opportunity for independent thinking, a problem-solving leader in the Construction section that will lead initiatives that may include e-construction, continual process improvement, staff empowerment, and succession planning while efficiently administering the $200 million-dollar construction program.

As the South Regional Construction Engineer, you will be directly responsible for ensuring that all contracts assigned to the region are administered in accordance with the contract documents. The successful candidate will spend a significant amount of time on construction projects supporting staff and developing employee skills as well as implementing actions that can be measured to objectively record the quality of the work and the performance of the staff. Experience as a professional engineer and senior manager level is preferred.

The workstation for this position is Berlin, Vermont but much of the work will occur out of the Mendon Vermont Regional office. Familiarity with The State of Vermont Standard Specification for Construction, and FHWA requirements for Highway Construction on Federal Aid projects is preferred.

The candidate must be able to sit for the PE exam within 1 year.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Senior Manager I - Construction Engineer (Job Requisition #14601), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jeremy Reed at jeremy.reed@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.

Class Definition

This is the first level of senior management within the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Incumbents are involved in program management work at an advanced professional level for the Agency, with responsibility to create, direct, maintain, and execute the successful administration and completion of one of the Agency's Programs. An incumbent interprets, organizes, executes and completes assignments in accordance with State and Federal guidelines and accepted engineering practices, as well as complies with budgetary requirements and limitations, while developing and attaining section objectives that are compatible with the policies and objectives of the Agency. The incumbent often has to make immediate, clear and informed decisions and recommendations ensuring the safety of employees and the traveling public. Supervision is exercised over lower level managers, engineers, technicians and others. Work is performed under the general direction of a Division Director or Program Manager.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in offices, and in the field. Incumbents should possess private means of transportation. Attendance at public meetings and hearings is required. Evening or weekend work will be required. A variety of strong adversarial opinions may be encountered.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree AND eight (8) years or more of management experience in one or more the following areas (a) development of program rules and policies; (b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans: (c) program evaluation; or (d) budget preparation OR highway maintenance, engineering, construction, planning or a combination thereof.


High school diploma or equivalent AND ten (10) years or more of management experience in one or more the following areas (a) development of program rules and policies; (b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans: (c) program evaluation; and (d) budget preparation OR highway maintenance, engineering, construction, planning.


Note: Some positions may require registration as a Professional Engineer (PE)

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.

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