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Senior Hydraulics Civil Engineer

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The Office of Bridges and Structures is hiring a Senior Hydraulics Civil Engineer (GS-0810-14 - $132,368 to $172,075 annually) in Washington, DC. To apply, visit (open to U.S. Citizens). This announcement closes on 11/29/2023.


The Office of Bridges & Structures' Hydraulic & Geotechnical Engineering Team wants a "Senior Hydraulic Engineer" to join their mission to enhance safety, improve infrastructure, deploy innovation, and serve America efficiently and effectively.

The FHWA Hydraulic Program achieves this for our nation's transportation system through policy, program, and technical activities within the following areas:

  • Hydrology
  • Floodplains
  • Extreme events and climate change
  • Roadway drainage
  • Scour and scour countermeasures
  • Bridge and coastal hydraulics
  • Culvert hydraulics and aquatic organism passage


As a Senior Hydraulics Civil Engineer, you will:

  • Serve as senior advisor in developing and administering programmatic, technical, and outreach initiatives and efforts related to the FHWA Hydraulics Program.
  • Provide National leadership and support of functional areas encompassed within the FHWA Hydraulics Program.
  • Support FHWA colleagues in preparing and delivering national programmatic and technical guidance, notices, regulations, materials, reviews, practices, procedures, and outreach.
  • Coordinate with research and deployment efforts, incorporating those results and findings into FHWA Hydraulics Program manuals materials (including technical manuals, training courses, articles for publications).
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to support other FHWA hydraulic, geotechnical, structural, resilience, and asset management activities and project reviews, providing timely feedback and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will be a mid-career engineer and visionary leader with national and/or international experience and expertise in hydraulic engineering related to the hydrologic, floodplain, culvert and bridge hydraulics, aquatic organism passage, scour and scour countermeasures, coastal engineering issues, and climate related attributes, and needs of the USA’s highway system and infrastructure.