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Engineering Resource Development Program

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) currently has an engineering training program for recent college graduates that is managed and facilitated at the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC). This program is the Engineering Resource Development Program (ERDP), which provides new engineers with an invaluable introduction to DOTD employment.

This program was designed to offer entry-level engineers an opportunity to experience several engineering functional areas within the Department and provides a comprehensive view of the Department and its objectives prior to placement.

After orientation at LTRC, new hires spend 1 to 3 weeks in multiple engineering and operations sections. The ERDP is a 32-week rotation. To be employed into the ERDP, the employee must have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and hold an active FE certification. On occasion, an engineer intern applicant will be employed through ERDP. Professional Engineers are not employed through this program.

Requirements: BS in engineering and FE certification. You can apply online at the civil service website at