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Highway Civil Engineer

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The New Mexico Federal-aid Highway Division is hiring a Highway Civil Engineer (GS-0810-07/09 - $47,148 to $74,970 annually) in Santa Fe, NM. To apply, visit (open to U.S. Citizens), selecting “Santa Fe, New Mexico” as the duty station and the grade level most applicable to your level of education and experience. Alternatively, send your resume and a statement of interest (in the body of the message) to using “Civil Engineer Position” in the subject line. New Mexico Division hiring managers will continue to pull applications through 10/18/2023, but submit yours sooner for best consideration.


The selectee will be responsible for managing and promoting assigned Federal-aid Highway Programs within New Mexico and providing engineering stewardship and oversight at various junctures of project and program delivery. This is a great opportunity to join a small division office where you will have a chance to work on multiple programs and projects and be part of a great team!

The New Mexico Division Office is a small-sized office with ample opportunity to innovate and explore new ways to do things, face new challenges head on, and take independent initiative. The office work promotes a team culture of empowerment and initiative.


As a Highway Civil Engineer, you will:

  • Provide routine advisory services in the planning and design process, and engineering management services for design, construction, sustainment, and decommissioning projects.
  • Interpret the design documents and oversee the proper execution of construction work. Take part in original and applied research activities conducted in laboratory settings or for organizations primarily concerned with testing, technology transfer activities, materials and instrumentation development, and modeling and computational analysis.
  • Perform professional or technical duties such as: design equipment, structures, or systems using established criteria or specifications; test material, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of operational use; review technical aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, or other requirements and criteria.
  • Perform administrative duties such as: review, coordinate, and monitor implementation of policies governing the program area; develop and carry out local directives and guidance; maintain program records and prepare and submit reports; develop information papers and briefings.

The ideal candidate is an engineering with experience in monitoring Federally funded highway programs or delivering highway projects from initial scoping through construction support and maintenance. 


New Mexico is officially nicknamed “The Land of Enchantment” for its scenic beauty, rich multicultural history, and various art forms.  New Mexico achieved statehood on January 6, 19912 and became the 47th state of the Union. Santa Fe, New Mexico is the oldest capital in the US. It was established in 1610 by the Spanish.

The federal government has an important role in the state’s economy, land use, and social context.  It is the biggest employer.  More than one third of the land in the State is protected by the federal government.  The federal government maintains military and research institutions such as the three Air Force bases, the White Sands Missile Range and federal research facilities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.  The state’s economy relays on natural resources, tourism, retail trade and federal government.  Much of the state’s revenues comes from oil and gas.   New Mexico attracts more than 30 million tourist every year due to our Annual International Balloon Fiesta, national parks, and beautiful scenery!