INVITATION TO APPLY: Structural Civil Engineer Pathways Recent Graduate

The Federal Highway Administration is Hiring!

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies to improve safety, mobility, and to encourage innovation.

FHWA’s Professional Development Program is hiring Structural Civil Engineer Pathways Recent Graduates (GS-0810-07/09) in Ashburn (VA) and Vancouver (WA). To apply, visit: (open to U.S. Citizens). This announcement closes on 01/17/2022.

FHWA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) is an entry-level/new employee program designed to introduce participants to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of administering the Federal-aid Highway and Federal Lands Highway Programs.

As a newly-hired recent graduate serving as a Civil Engineer (Structural) in the PDP, you will:

  • Complete three significant components: on-the-job training, developmental assignments, and several required training activities
  • Immerse in experiential learning in both FHWA’s Federal-aid and Federal Lands Highway Division Offices, where you will receive on-the-job training through a structured set of learning experiences described in a development plan. Several developmental assignment options may include one or more of the following: design, construction, project development, environment, safety, pavements, materials, research, Intelligent Transportation System, bridge, traffic operations, hydraulics, preventive maintenance, access management, utilities, and right-of-way, planning, surveys, geotechnical, value engineering, among others.

The ideal candidate completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (with a focus in Structures as described in the Educational Requirements section) within the last two years (up to six years for Veterans) of the closing date of this announcement.

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