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State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Department of Transportation

Bureau of Materials &amp Research

7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH



Position #21304

40 Hours per Week

The starting pay range for this position is $36.49 – $50.07 per hour

This position offers a Trainee Status* at the following pay rate: $34.92 per hour

* Candidates hired at a Trainee Status must meet minimum qualifications within one (1) year of hire date

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Materials &amp Research has a full-time vacancy for a Geotechnical Section Chief (Civil Engineer VI).

SUMMARY: To provide administrative and technical supervision of professional, technical, and field personnel, in order to provide geotechnical engineering evaluations and recommendations during the design, construction, and maintenance phases of statewide civil engineering projects.


Under a recent change to the rules, an applicants relevant experience now counts towards formal education degrees referenced below! See Per 405.1 .

18 Months of additional relevant experience = Associates degree

36 Months of additional relevant experience = Bachelors degree

54 Months of additional relevant experience = Masters degree


Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in engineering, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in engineering and possession of a Master of Business Administration degree from an accredited institute of higher education.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


Education: Bachelors degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in engineering.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


Education: Associates degree from an accredited institute of higher education, with a major study in engineering or engineering technology.

Experience: Seven (7) years of experience in engineering post Professional Engineer licensure.


1. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Hampshire or a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state and obtain licensure in NH within one year of employment. Licensure designation must be in Civil, Civil Highway, Geo Technical or Structural Engineering.

2. Must possess a valid drivers license and/or have access to transportation for statewide travel.

3. The applicants Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) must meet the minimum standards as established by the hiring agency.


Knowledge of the engineering principles and practices applied in the construction of civil engineering projects in the appropriate option. Knowledge of the principles of effective supervision and administration. Knowledge of authoritative reference works in the general field of civil engineering. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to the application of engineering option. Knowledge of soils and material engineering. Ability to plan and administer the work of a large staff of professional, technical, clerical and trades employees. Ability to speak effectively in public. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates, consultants, public officials and contractors employees. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.


Manages all phases of in-house geotechnical engineering work including setting work priorities, and assigning and scheduling section personnel including civil engineers, geologists, earth scientists, and field exploration staff.

Coordinates geotechnical engineering services with design bureaus and project managers.

Directs and administers geotechnical section work activities as needed for DOT projects. Reviews work of senior geotechnical section staff. Seals and signs design documents in conformance with Department Policy.

Assists design engineers in the review of project plans to assess geotechnical engineering needs and identify potential subsurface conditions that could adversely impact project designs.

Prepares section budget requests and equipment specifications.

Prepares and administers contract documents for “on call” agreements for geotechnical professional services and for subsurface exploration technical services.

Estimates geotechnical work effort and fee on consultant design projects. Reviews proposals and scopes of work submitted by geotechnical consultants, monitors work and approves consultant payments. Reviews geotechnical consultant engineering reports, recommending acceptance of consultant findings.

Performs general personnel duties involving subordinate employees including: interviewing, recommending hiring, conducting job performance evaluations of work unit supervisors, and documenting and pursuing disciplinary action in coordination with the Bureau Administrator.

Supervises and schedules training of employees to increase their level of technical expertise. Oversees training provided to DOT trainees assigned to the section.

Writes Specifications and Special Provisions for geotechnical specialty items to be used on NH DOT projects.

Disclaimer Statement : The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

For assistance creating your talent profile or applying online please contact Jim Roberg, at (603)-271-8025 or at .

For additional information contact Dennis Herrick, Administrator, at 603-271-3151 or .


The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employees union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

Value of States share of Employees Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

* Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

*State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan
  • $50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

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EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability / veterans

TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964

Last Date For Apply: 2024-06-12 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEApply Here