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Development Review Engineer – TE3

By May 5, 2022

WA State Department of Transportation

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Development Review Engineer to help ensure that the state highway system remains safe and has the capacity to move people and goods efficiently. The candidate selected will serve as an advocate and represent WSDOT on development and local land-use proposals affecting state transportation facilities. This position will be responsible for reviewing development proposals and coordinating internal reviews for compliance with WSDOT design and construction standards, guidelines, and policies. Additionally, this person will participate in land use reviews to help preserve the state transportation system. Ongoing and frequent coordination is required with Olympic Region support groups, Maintenance, Project Engineering offices, Headquarters staff, local agencies, tribes, developers, and citizens.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Development Review Engineer will:

Review proposals for compliance with WSDOT design and construction standards, guidelines, and policies.
Perform quality reviews to ensure WSDOT policies and standards are satisfied.
Apply State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Growth Management Act (GMA), Highway Access Management, and appropriate local jurisdiction rules and regulations.
Prepare and document permits using various databases.
Serve as an advocate and represent the WSDOT on local land-use development proposals that affect or impact state transportation facilities.
Coordinate the review by internal WSDOT support offices of proponent submitted proposals for compliance with WSDOT design and construction standards, guidelines, and policies.
Prepare Construction and Developer Agreements and responses to the proponent.
Develop project documentation and perform quality reviews to ensure WSDOT policies and standards are satisfied.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent such as experience performing multidiscipline preliminary engineering design duties, experience as a lead designer, and/or experience performing construction inspection duties.
Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, practices and methods and ability to apply them to complex engineering problems to ensure compliance with industry standards and procedures.
Knowledge and understanding of project schedule and budget management for application to on-time and within budget delivery.
Demonstrated ability to manage and deliver multiple projects involving a variety of resources, support groups and other agencies or businesses.
Strong interpersonal skills to be able to work effectively with project offices, other team members, support offices, consultants, and independently to complete assigned tasks.
Experience prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a high production, frequently changing environment.
Experience successfully communicating with multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
Proven skills in research to examine, develop and propose alternate solutions while maintaining attention to detail.
Ability to review plans, specifications, and other contract documentation.
Demonstrated proficiency in using software to produce reports and spreadsheets to communicate project development information with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook to compose professional documentation and reports.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Bachelor’s degree with a major study in engineering, transportation, or a closely related field.
Knowledge and understanding of WSDOT practices and procedures.
Experience using Blue Beam.
A valid driver’s license.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
Employee may have to travel to an occasional off-site meeting or to attend training. Travel will include occasional site visits in the field. Travel is not a normal part of the job.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-OR-32764 in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to lovelyr@wsdot.wa.gov

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