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Highway Civil Engineer

Don't Delay - Start Your Career Today with FHWA!

The Florida Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring a Highway Civil Engineer (GS-0810-12/13 - $82,830 - $128,043 annually) in Orlando, FL. To apply, visit to U.S. Citizens). Alternatively, send your resume and a statement of interest (in the body of the e-mail message) to Florida.FHWA@dot.govusing the subject “Highway Civil Engineer Position.” Hiring managers will continue pulling applications through 11/29/2023 (but submit your application sooner for best consideration).


Come join and continue your career adventure with FHWA's Florida Division family and inspire transportation solutions in collaboration with our stakeholders to address community needs!

The Florida Department of Transportation:

  • Award-nominated and winning organization
  • Receives $2.6 billion of annual Federal aid
  • Deploys innovative contracting and financing techniques such as design-build, progressive design-build, public-private partnerships, tolling, and availability payments to deliver the program

Florida Transportation

  • So far this year (2023):
    • Framework for Freedom Budget: Historic infrastructure work program of project investment of $14 billion to bolster and enhance safety, economic growth, resiliency, trade and supply chain routes, and address congestion
    • Moving Florida Forward: Record investment of $4 billion to accelerate delivery of these projects
    • SS4A: 51 recipients!!!
  • Modal Facts:
    • 3,500+ miles of pedestrian facilities
    • 7,500+ miles of bicycle facilities
    • 2,300+ public electric vehicle charging stations supporting a state with 2nd highest number of EV registrations in the USA
    • More than 60% of population within half mile of fixed route transit


As a Highway Civil Engineer, you will:

  • Provide expertise on Federal laws, regulations, and FHWA policies applicable to Federal-aid highway projects within the State DOT project development process. 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 for assigned program areas and in the implementation of leadership initiatives.
  • Conduct highly complex project reviews of projects in accordance with the Division’s Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight plan. Review required project actions for appropriate application of design standards and criteria, conformance with policy and regulations, eligibility for Federal participation, traffic safety features, reasonableness of cost estimates, fulfillment of requirements from the transportation planning and contract provisions. 
  • Review and evaluate multiple project studies and provide expertise on various and complex alternatives and/or modifications. Authorize project agreements which may include reviewing the adequacy of proposed rights-of-way clearances, NEPA, construction plans, agreements for utility and railroad work, consultant agreements.
  • Participate in and contribute to Division program management activities including 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. 
  • Lead teams or participate in oversight activities, such as process reviews, and in-depth documentation reviews of Federal-aid highway programs; advise on problems and deficiencies, prepare reports and in-depth analysis, coordinate corrective actions, review and evaluates practices, and share innovative practices, procedures, and technologies. Participate in assessing State programs for effectiveness and compliance.

The ideal candidate is a mid-career engineer with experience monitoring Statewide 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 to persuade others in meetings, discussions, and in writing.


Experience unlimited adventures in Central Florida!

  • "The City Beautiful" and "The Theme Park Capital of the World", Orlando brings the world to your doorstep. Universal Studios – 14 minutes from the office; WDW – 22 minutes
  • SunRail: Connects Central Florida communities with 49 miles of regional rail service; expansion in the works
  • The office is within walking distance to many diverse restaurants, the Amway Center (home to the NBA, concerts, events, and more), and Exploria Stadium (home to MLS - Orlando City Soccer Club and Orlando Pride)
  • Home to the University of Central Florida with enrollment over 70,000 (tops in the nation) and nearly 230 distinct degree programs
  • Performing arts? Plenty of it at The Dr. Phillips Center - just a few minutes’ walk from the office

More reasons for Central Florida?

  • 24/7/365 for outdoor activities – biking, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and more
  • Space launches from Cape Canaveral, visible from anywhere
  • Brightline High Speed Passenger Rail Service – 16 daily round trips Orlando to Miami, with an extension to Tampa in the works
  • Winters without snow shovels, blowers, or throwers
  • Longest running, most successful and secure pre-paid college plans in the Nation
  • The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is ranked in the top 10 list (JD Power, Forbes, among others) of mega (33 million plus annual travelers) airports for satisfaction!
  • Orange County – 100+ parks, trails, and facilities, first class museums, cultural events and festivals, and vibrant urban lakes