Shippee to leave VDOT

Published 11:05 am Monday, December 24, 2018

Scot Shippee, a Buckingham County native and six-year employee of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), announced that he would be leaving his post with VDOT effective in January.

Scot Shippee

Shippee, P.E., who serves as the area’s resident engineer, told members of the Buckingham County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that he is taking a position in the private sector, at Hurt & Proffitt engineering firm. Shippee will be the firm’s director of transportation services.

“It’s been a real pleasure for me to come home and work with the board for the last six years that I’ve been with VDOT,” Shippee said during the meeting.

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Assistant Resident Engineer Carrie Shepheard will be appointed as acting resident engineer Jan. 10 as VDOT works to fill the resident engineer position.

Shippee worked in the VDOT residency located in Dillwyn before it recently moved to Commerce Road in the Town of Farmville.

Shippee, according to a past Herald report, joined VDOT in August 2012. In January 2015, Shippee assumed the duties of area land use engineer for the residency, in addition to his role managing maintenance operations. He became acting resident engineer in December 2015 and resident engineer in 2016.

Shippee delivered VDOT services to Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward.

Shippee is a native of Buckingham County, a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering, and has been a licensed professional engineer since 2006.

Members of the board congratulated Shippee and thanked him for his services, also congratulating VDOT on crews’ quick response to the roads after the recent snowfall.

“I think it was within 8 to 10 hours of the last snowflake, our primaries (roads) were about 80 percent clear, and I think we’ve been through all of our secondaries (roads) at least one time,” Shippee said. “Our crews did a fantastic job for us (during) this storm.”

Members of the audience applauded after Shippee’s statement about the storm.