Engineering and Construction Jobs

Engineering and Construction

Engineering and construction are vital to operations at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Our engineering and construction team members ensure that the more than eight million residents in Virginia can safely and efficiently travel each day.

They also provide support for more than 127,000 lane miles of highway and more than 20,000 bridges and structures.

At VDOT, you can challenge the status quo, work on many different types of projects and continue to learn and grow professionally. 

We offers numerous engineering and construction positions, ranging from early-career development to highly experienced and specialized roles, including transportation, design, structural and bridge specialties.

Our employees work on the entire lifecycle of projects – from idea to execution.

You’ll have the chance to collaborate with stakeholders, including:

  • Teammates
  • Contractors
  • Other government agencies
  • Members of the public

Some of the areas you can explore are below.

  • Developing highway and bridge plans
  • Performing highway and bridge design studies
  • Preparing detailed plans and specifications for foundations, slopes, drainage, and incorporating your knowledge and experience to adapt design projects to a wide range of geotechnical challenges

  • Investigating and analyzing unstable foundations, solid-rock slope failures and groundwater problems.
  • Overseeing project execution by private companies
  • Inspecting project sites to ensure materials meet the needs of the job and that construction is performed according to plan

  • Designing, evaluating and providing recommendations to ensure proper road surfaces to protect the safety of all 
  • Conducting engineering and traffic studies to establish speed limits, passing zones, sign placement, pavement markings, etc.



VDOT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Learn more about VDOT employment policies.

Page last modified: Nov. 27, 2023