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Title:  Field Civil Engineer III

Application Deadline Date:  04/04/2023
Req ID:  24482
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Agency of Transportation is seeking independent thinking, a self-motivated civil engineer with field experience to serve as a Chief Inspector or Resident Engineer providing oversight on highway construction projects. If you love working in the field and want to put your engineering background to work in the beautiful rural settings of Vermont, this position could be right for you!

Resident Engineers are exposed to a wide variety of construction projects ranging from paving, roadway, and bridge construction, to railroad work and even the occasional covered bridge restoration. In this position, you will collaborate with designers, contractors, state and local officials, and subject matter experts from all disciplines of engineering and construction. Depending upon project size and complexity, you may be leading a team of inspectors and office staff and could often be overseeing multiple projects at once. The work can be challenging and yet very rewarding with abundant opportunities for professional growth and career advancement. The official workstation is Construction Headquarters in Berlin, but you will report directly to projects when they are active. This position is regional, so even though the official workstation is Berlin there are opportunities to report elsewhere in the off-season. These include but are not limited to the regional offices in Colchester, Mendon, White River Junction, or St. Johnsbury. There is potential for telework in the off-season as well.


This position is classified as a Civil Engineer III by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Field Civil Engineer III (#24482), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Seth Hisman at
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 generally performed in both office and field settings for which private means of transportation must be available. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND four (4) years of engineering experience. 
Associates degree in civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND six (6) years of engineering experience INCLUDING licensure as an Engineer Intern.

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.