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Lead Civil Engineer

The employee is responsible for managing assigned Federal highway programs within Utah. The incumbent provides engineering stewardship & oversight at various junctures of project & program delivery of Federal-aid infrastructure projects. This entails working on a range of activities associated with the design, construction, and maintenance of highways and highway related facilities, the development of policy procedures, and in the revision or establishment of national policy on behalf of the Division.

As a Lead Civil Engineer, you will:
  • Represent the Division Office and FHWA in meetings, telephone contacts, public hearings, field reviews, and visits with State DOT officials and other Federal, State, and local agencies regarding assigned program areas and in assisting in the implementation of leadership initiatives. Communicate and apply Federal laws, regulations, and FHWA policies applicable to Federal aid projects within the State DOT project development process.
  • Monitor highway and other infrastructure improvements to determine if they are constructed to a desired quality and whether Federal aid construction funds are being expended in a manner consistent with applicable Federal laws and regulations.
  • Lead and/or participate in assessments of State programs for effectiveness and compliance. Provide to partners recommendations for performance and operational improvements and guidance on corrective actions.
  • Provide review of projects in accordance with the Division’s risk-based stewardship and oversight plan. This may include review of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) for appropriate application of design standards and criteria, conformance with policy and regulations, eligibility for Federal participation, traffic safety features, reasonableness of estimated unit prices, fulfillment of requirements from the transportation planning and NEPA process, and proper standard and special specifications and contract provisions.
  • Participate in and contribute to Division program management activity including of Division office policy, development of stewardship and oversight plans, conducting risk assessments, development of strategic operations and business plans, promotion of the implementation of a performance-based planning and programming process to partner agencies, and identification and tracking of performance measures and the associated reporting processes.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career engineer with experience monitoring State-wide Federally funded highway programs or managing the delivery of a program of highway projects from initial scoping through construction support and maintenance; and experience conveying ideas and concepts in meetings and discussions, and in writing.