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Pathways Recent Graduate – Civil Engineer

This opportunity is open to individuals who have graduated from an accredited educational institute or certificate program, with a degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management, Geomatics Engineering, Environmental Engineering or other directly related engineering program within the last 2 years or 6 years for Veterans. Students enrolled in a degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of this announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. This position is located in a Western Federal Lands Highway Division office, in Vancouver, WA or at various construction project locations, within the Division's region: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, etc.


  • The Pathways Recent Graduate Program participant will be placed into a 24-month training and developmental program to receive on-the-job training through a structured set of learning experiences described in the participant's developmental plan. The objective is to develop the competencies necessary for a Generalist Highway Engineer to primarily perform in Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD). While in the program the Recent Graduate will have several developmental assignment options which will include many of the following: design, construction, environment, planning and programming, safety, pavements, materials, bridge, hydraulics, utilities and Right-of-Way, planning, surveys, geotechnical, acquisition and contract administration. Participants will be providing solutions and technical services to the highway/transportation community, as well as building accessible and scenic roads that ensure the many national treasures, accessing our Federal Lands, can be enjoyed by all. The Recent Graduate will receive an orientation to the essential functions and the structure of the Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Division Office, and is introduced and instructed in the functional areas of the division.

  • You will spend at least one-half of the 24-month program actively engaged in valuable training under the guidance and direction of seasoned professionals, in design, construction and technical services. To build upon this experience, other developmental assignments will be provided to give individuals the opportunity to broaden their generalist experience. Assignments will be selected to provide the participant with needed technical skills, and enhance project development and program delivery knowledge and understanding.