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Highway Engineer Trainee
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State of West Virginia | Charleston, WV
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This is an entry-level career development program. This program will lead to successively more responsible positions within the Division of Highways and is designed to help entry level engineering graduates transition to a Highway Engineering career. Employees in this class participate in an on-the-job training program under the supervision of Highway Engineers.

If you have a BSCE or are a senior in a BSCE program we invite you to learn more about this opportunity. If you have a sincere interest in the planning, design, and construction of highways, our Highway Engineer Trainee Program will enable you to participate in major CE project and progress to full professional positions in highway engineering.

We encourage college seniors to apply; however, you must complete all of the requirements for the bachelor's degree in civil engineering or civil engineering technology prior to appointment. All post high school education must be verified prior to appointment.

Preference may be given to graduates of colleges in the WV region, current WV residence, and persons with engineering co-op experience with the WVDOH. Persons with significant engineering experience should consider applying for Highway Engineer Associate and Highway Engineer positions. Interview and relocation expenses are not covered by the agency.

Division of Highways representatives regularly visit colleges.

To talk with a Division of Highways recruiter anytime, call (304) 558-3111. If you have questions about the application process call 558-3950, press 0.

Click The APPLY Link Above To Apply Online. Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office (304) 558-3950 (8-4:30pm) for special instructions. Your eligible score will be based on information provided in your application.

If you have previously applied and want to update your name, address or email, do not re-apply. Simply login to your online account and click "My Account". Make changes and Save.

As a condition of employment, an inquiry into job-related information will be completed which may include, but not limited to, criminal records, abuse registry records, driving records, employment history, and education and training. Failing to cooperate with this process, providing false and incomplete information, or discovery of disqualifying information will result in denial of or dismissal from employment or denial of transfer irrespective of when discovered.


TRAINING: Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited 4-year college or university. Preference may be shown for persons with training related to the positions. Training areas may include: Construction, Maintenance, Planning, Design, Structures, Soils, and Traffic.

SUBSTITUTION: A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited 4-year college or university may be substituted for the required training if the applicant has also passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or an equivalent examination administered by another state's engineer registration organization.

At the appointing agency's discretion, competitive candidates who have completed all course requirements for graduation may receive probationary appointment pending official verification of the qualifying degree. The qualifying degree must be verified before the employee may be certified as permanent.

NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or mail to: Division of Personnel, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

Note: At the agency's discretion, appointment above the entry salary level may be made at the rate of five percent for each three months student Co-op experience with the West Virginia Division of Highways, Co-op experience with another transportation organization or related work experience with a company such as an engineering consulting firm.


LOCATION: Jobs are located in various locations throughout the state. Referrals may be made based on job location and applicant work preferences.