Job Alert: Senior Design Engineer – USDOT Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) @Lakewood, CO

October 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

SALARY RANGE: $61,612.00 to $96,001.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 25, 2013 to Monday, November 04, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0810-11/12



DUTY LOCATIONS: FEW vacancies – Lakewood, CO, US

This position is located in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Federal Lands Division Office and supports the Division as a senior designer with responsibility for the development of plans, specifications and estimates (PS&E) packages for the most complex, advanced projects relative to the design of highways and bridges. The projects occur primarily on Federal Lands managed by other Federal agencies, such as the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service and include a multi-state area. The Senior Designer mentors, trains, and assists in distribution of project work tasks to other designers on the team and assists in quality control on design work products. As assigned, may be a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) responsible for managing Architect-Engineer (A/E) Consultant task orders or reimbursable agreements.

The ideal candidate for this position is a mid-career engineer with experience working both independently and with multi-discipline teams as a lead/senior designer in developing, monitoring, and adhering to the design, budget, and schedule for assigned roadway construction projects, providing technical assistance from initial scoping through construction support, and addressing design engineering issues with a wide range of external contacts.

Serving as a senior Design Engineer, you will:

  • Develop the design and monitors the budget and schedule for assigned projects from initial scoping through construction support.
  • Generate and evaluate geometric design alternatives and develops sound design concepts. Assess the impact of standard exceptions/compromises to established engineering principles and practices and conceptualizes acceptable design exceptions and mitigation strategies.
  • Develop plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E) packages that clearly define the work, are biddable, and emphasize context sensitivity, safety, and constructability. Coordinate with cross functional team members and incorporate functional discipline and partner’s recommendations into the PS&E.
  • Use appropriate technologies and improve the quality of highway design work through the use of new technologies and process improvements.
  • Participate in discussions of project highway design matters with a wide range of external contacts, including technical representatives of client agencies.
  • Prepare written field review and meeting reports and other technical reports as required.
  • Provide timely comments and recommendations on PS&E reviews, reviews of manuals, standard plans, standard special contract requirements, and proposed policies and procedures.

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