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Review Support Engineer – TE3

By May 9, 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 Review Support Engineer to help ensure that evaluation of and improvements to the state system are compliant with standard specifications, contract specifications, and contract plans. In this role, you will manage, coordinate, and perform development reviews, Utility reviews, maintenance work zone reviews, Pre-Design Support, Scoping and Estimating. As the Review Support Engineer, you will support design build oversite and review on major projects. The work performed in this position preserve and improve the safety, quality, and capacity of the State’s transportation system. To thrive in this position, the top candidate will need to be a self-starter, embrace continuous process improvement, be adaptable in a collaborative work environment, and have a strong commitment to advancing the policy goals of WSDOT.

What to Expect
Expect to work in a dynamic, challenging, and supportive environment with leadership and management dedicated to your success, professional growth, and development.  Field Review work is rare and infrequent. If performed, Field Review is performed outdoors in inclement weather on construction sites in daytime or nighttime. Exposure to hazards may include exhaust, high-speed traffic, steep or uneven terrain, and/or heavy construction equipment.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Review Support Engineer will:

Track and review submittals from Development Services, Utility Office, and Maintenance for compliance with WSDOT design documentation; distribute submittals to technical experts as needed.
Perform Geometric Review of conceptual designs.
Compile all review comments and return review packages to originator for correction or response.
Provide coordination for regionwide work zone traffic control.
Provide Design-Build Review and Oversite Support; perform review and oversite of work zone traffic control for design build projects.
Provide support for Pre-Design work; support the Planning Office with Traffic design work.
Develop plans for traffic signals, illumination, closed circuit television, variable message signing, -channelization plans, signing plans, and write special provisions when needed to support design delivery.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent work such as experience preparing or reviewing traffic signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, illumination, signing, and work zone traffic control plans and construction contract documents.
Currently Certified as a Traffic Control Supervisor or the ability to obtain certification within one (1) year of appointment.
Experience working effectively individually and within a diverse team environment including communicating orally and in writing to multiple audiences.
Proven skill to examine, develop, and propose alternate solutions to complex elements of a project and engineering issues.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Experience in working independently, prioritizing workload, and managing multiple assignments.
Experience utilizing traffic modeling software to generate reports.
Working skills related to computer applications involving computer aided drafting, roadway modeling, databases, word processing, and spreadsheets.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2.
Two (2) years of experience preparing traffic signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, illumination, signing, and work zone traffic control plans and construction contract documents.
One (1) year of experience preparing contract plans using Microstation and Inroads.
Strong knowledge of WSDOT Design Manual, Traffic Manual, and Work Zone Traffic Control Manual for Maintenance.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for telework when performing field review duties, but flexible and/or compressed work weeks may be an option based on business needs.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain certification as a Traffic Control Supervisor within one (1) year of appointment.
Employee may have to travel to an occasional off-site meeting or to attend training. Rare travel to field sites may be required.
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-32741 in the subject line.

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

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