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Construction Compliance Inspectors (TE2)

By March 1, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Bothell

Washington State Department of Transportation


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that 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 has multiple vacancies for experienced engineers to serve as our next Construction Compliance Inspectors supporting the  I-405/SR 167 Program for multiple construction offices.  These positions offer the successful candidates an opportunity to work on a very large-scale design-build projects.  Our top candidates will be comfortable performing a variety of duties in accordance with WSDOT standards to support the delivery of multi-million dollar design-build projects within the I-405/SR 167 corridors. As the Construction Compliance Inspector, the primary responsibility of these positions is to provide oversight of Design-Builder activities in the field, as well as provide oversight for compliance documentation activities, project inspection, materials testing, and project administration. These positions are responsible for making independent application of standard engineering procedures and techniques to accomplish a wide variety of work to meet project deadlines.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Construction Compliance Inspector will:

Perform oversight inspections and review of the Design Builders construction activities.
Document and report on Design Builders compliance with approved contract documents (Release for Construction Plans, Special Provisions, and WSDOT Standard Specification).
Document daily inspection activities by taking photos and filling out daily inspection reports.
Conduct regular contract compliance audits in the Contract Audit Tracking Systems through the use of field reviews.
Verify all material documentation related to materials that are permanently being incorporated into the project
Independently communicate any materials documentation deficiency to the Project Engineer, Project staff and the Design-Builder.
Provide technical assistance to other project inspectors, field testers and contractors regarding testing, documentation, compliance with contract documents.

To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Engineer 2 level, the following are required:

Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent. OR
Two (2) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent such as previous construction inspection work. OR
A Master’s degree with a major study in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Traffic, Transportation, or closely related field.
Candidates will also have:

Current driver’s license with the ability to travel to and from various job sites within the region.
Ability to manipulate up to 50lbs.
Ability to adjust work schedule to coincide with the contractors’ activities as needed, including working long hours beyond scheduled shift and at nights.
Ability to obtain General Inspector certification within six (6) months of hire.
Ability to obtain and maintain Construction Materials Testing certification within six (6) months of hire.
Ability to read, interpret, understand, review, and produce contacts plans, specifications, and estimates.
Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and work in confined spaces.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Experience as a Construction Inspector inspecting drainage, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), bridge construction, environmental and in-water work.
Experience working for long periods of time on major highways with complex traffic control set ups.
Experience inspecting fish passage projects with environmentally vulnerable project locations.
Experience acting as an on-site lead representative.
Important Notes

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate 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.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
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.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
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.
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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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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.


Contact us:

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-11547m in the subject line.


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

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