DOT&PF Commissioner Leo von Scheben made the announcement today that Healy would take over the post from Gary Hogins. Hogins will retire later this year after more than 31 years of state service.
Healy previously held the City and Borough of Juneau's engineering director's position where he managed 25 staff members and an annual budget between 25 and 30 million.
"We're excited to welcome Roger back to the department and look forward to watching him apply his many years of experience to DOT&PF," said von Scheben.
As the chief engineer, Healy will be responsible for the state's bridge section, materials and resources, engineering and design standards group and the harbors program.
Healy, who is expected to begin at DOT&PF in June, resides here with his wife Jan and son Igor.