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Title:  Civil Engineer V - Geotechnical Section

Application Deadline Date:  12/07/2022
Req ID:  45101
Department:  Transportation Agency

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70


The Vermont Agency of Transportation's Geotechnical Section is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated and energetic individual with an engineering or a related technical background who enjoys solving problems, a variety of office and field work, and interfacing with people and materials.  We are recruiting for one position at two different levels (CE IV, CE V) to be the Agency's subject matter expert in unbound materials, including soils and aggregates for use as fill and subbase material or in bound materials such as bituminous pavement and concrete. The position will be supervisory, leading a team of specialists providing services relating to unbound materials used on construction projects.  


Responsibilities will include writing and revising technical material specifications, reviewing existing business practices and making recommendations for improvements, and developing and implementing forensic investigations into material properties and failures. This position will also be responsible for administration of the Agency's aggregate source program, including working directly with aggregate producers, contractors, and Agency staff. Other duties will include collaborating with the other Sections across VTrans to characterize in-situ materials as well as engineered materials used on projects and performing research related activities in support of introducing new materials to VTrans. 


The preferred candidate has a technical background and knowledge of unbound materials and/or experience working with construction materials.

Who May Apply

This position, Civil Engineer V (#45101), 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. 

  • Civil Engineer IV (#45061)
  • Civil Engineer V (#45101)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Callie Ewald at
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 seven (7) years of engineering experience INCLUDING licensure as a Professional Engineer.
Associates degree civil engineering, construction management, architectural engineering, or related technical field AND ten (10) years of engineering experience INCLUDING licensure as a Professional Engineer.

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.