Roadside Environmental Field Operations Engineer

$60,530 - $108,879 yearly
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • 1530 South 7th Street, Sanford, NC 27330, USA
  • Jul 19, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

How to Apply
You MUST apply at by July 27, 2021 at Midnight EST to be considered.  

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The Challenge
We are looking for a Roadside Environmental Field Operations Engineer to join our statewide Field Operations team.  

In this role you will:

  • Ensure that roadside programs are implemented and followed appropriately during the construction/maintenance phases of highway development in NCDOT Divisions 7 and 8.
  • Provide information to Construction teams including engineers, managers, and staff on sedimentation/erosion control and vegetation management matters.
  • Obtain technical expertise related to environmental regulations, soil types, hydraulics, hydrology, controlling and containing stormwater runoff, vegetation, and water quality, and providing this expertise to construction and maintenance teams.
  • Monitor projects undergoing earth disturbing activities and ensure all mandated rules and regulations are followed related to protected water courses, environmentally-sensitive areas, and other areas requiring permit compliance.
  • Conduct routine project inspections and make critical decisions/judgements relating to compliance of a variety of mandates including the Sedimentation and Pollution Control Act of 1973.
  • Perform thorough site inspections on active construction sites to determine compliance with approved plans.
  • Correspond with engineers, contractors and regulatory agencies regarding erosion and sediment control/stormwater compliance issues.
  • Perform erosion and sediment control plan design reviews for land disturbing projects.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to engineers, contractors and other staff on erosion and sediment control/stormwater requirements.

  What You Bring

  • Knowledge of Soil/Water Engineering with considerable knowledge of Engineering Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Resources Engineering.
  • Thorough knowledge of erosion and sediment control/stormwater laws and NPDES stormwater requirements for construction sites.
  • Knowledge of construction/maintenance procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills especially related to communicating details of plans, project documents, policies, and procedures to department staff, contractors and regulatory agencies.
  • Experience maintaining effective working relationships and solving problems that involve explaining complicated engineering concepts with NCDOT staff, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to make complex field engineering decisions.
  • Ability to deal well with change, manage conflict, negotiate complex technical and policy situations, and lead individuals and groups to resolve conflict.


  • We may require registration as a professional engineer by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
  • Your office location is negotiable.

  Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, and
  • 4+ years of relevant experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Call me:  Wendy Clement at 919-707-2923.  

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