This position is physically located in Sandston, VA.
VDOTs Materials Division is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Structural Quality Assurance engineering manager for the Materials Division – Structures Section. The successful candidate will implement and assist with managing the Structures Section QA program that includes inspection, testing, sampling, and assessment for the acceptance of structural steel and prestressed concrete components fabricated for use on VDOT bridges, as well as highway construction projects throughout the State. Duties include but are not limited to: administering inspection, testing, sampling, and handling of structural steel, prestressed concrete, steel guardrail, high strength bolting assemblies, glulam components, and other related items; contract management and inspection oversight of third party QA inspection firms; technical assessment and troubleshooting steel and concrete related material issues; establishing and developing program requirements for testing, sampling, inspection frequency, and independent assurance procedures for uniform project acceptance; providing technical advice, guidance, and training to staff in other Divisions, Districts, Localities, and consulting/inspection firms; and supervision and development of Section staff.
VDOT is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state’s roads, bridges, tunnels and ferry systems. Through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, VDOT also provides funding for airports, rail and public transportation. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, employing just over 7,000 employees across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers core benefits including competitive health and life insurance programs, pre-tax spending accounts, and leave programs. Employees participate in a State Retirement Plan; a tax-deferred Retirement Savings Plan with employer-matching provisions is also available. Employees are eligible for participation in a Short and Long Term Disability Program after one year of employment. Miscellaneous benefits include paid holidays, training and tuition assistance programs, wellness programs, etc.
Must have a Professional Engineer (PE) license in VA, or can transfer your existing PE license from other states to VA within 6 months from your start date.
Ability to: establish materials engineering program priorities and make technical recommendations in the case of exceptions to the standards or specifications based upon engineering judgement; assess, gather, and analyze data and prepare technical reports; effectively manage and develop staff; clearly communicate and implement engineering and QC/QA program goals and tasks with staff and others; effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a broad range of individuals at various organizational levels both internal and external to VDOT; effectively operate within software applications to include Microsoft Office, Google, Adobe, etc.; coordinate and implement goals with multiple entities as it relates to engineering program implementation.
Knowledge of: current methods of materials science as applied to the control and use in highway construction and maintenance; principles of structural design, components, and nomenclature; quality assurance policies and procedures as they relate to materials engineering programs.
Position requires the ability to travel, occasionally overnight; unrestricted mobility including, at times, unrestricted mobility in irregular terrain; the ability to stand for long periods of time; the ability to work in a variety of environments affected by, but not limited to, such elements as dust, vapors, heat, and moisture; and the ability to lift 50 pounds.
- Knowledge of VDOT standards, specifications, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge and experience with QA/QC program requirements and implementation as they apply to source inspections and engineering materials acceptance.
- Experience with structural steel welding, inspection, and fabrication.
- Experience with prestressed concrete fabrication and inspection.
- Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) through the American Welding Society; Non destructive testing (NDT) experience or certification in visual, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, or radiographic testing; PCI Level II or III certification through the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for QC/QA personnel.
- BS from an accredited college or university with major of study in civil engineering, materials engineering, or other related engineering discipline; or equivalent experience and/or training may substitute for degree.