Pathways Recent Graduate - Civil Engineer
The Professional Development Program (PDP) is designed to introduce candidates to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of highway engineering in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA.) During this developmental program, the employee will be expected to complete three major components including on-the-job training, developmental assignments, and a leadership skills academy. All applicants must apply through vacancy announcement number: FHWA.HAD-2020-0019 on USAJobs.Gov
The candidate participates in the FHWA’s Professional Development Program (PDP). The PDP is designed to introduce candidates to the technical, administrative, and program management aspects of highway engineering in the agency. During this developmental program, the employee will be expected to complete three major components including apprentice experience, developmental assignments, and a professional development academy. The apprentice experience will occur in both the FHWA’s Federal-Aid Division Offices and Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Division Offices where the candidate receives on-the-job training through a structured set of learning experiences described in the participant’s developmental plan. Several developmental assignment options may include the following: design, construction, project development, environment, safety, pavements, materials, research, ITS, bridge, traffic operations, hydraulics, preventive maintenance, access management, utilities and R/W, planning, surveys, geotechnical, value engineering, etc.
The ideal candidate has completed a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering within the last two years (a veteran has up to six years) by the closing date of the announcement OR is a current student who is anticipating graduation in the Spring 2020 with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Civil Engineering.