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Assistant Project Support Engineer (TE2)

By June 9, 2022

Washington 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 seeking a talented and innovative engineer to fill an Assistant Project Support Engineer (TE2) vacancy located in the Mount Baker Area Headquarters Office in Burlington. In this role, you will prepare, assist and/or review design and construction documents to ensure compliance with WSDOT standards, polices and legal requirements which could include assisting with the review of Design Documentation Packages, Basis of Design, ADA review, Maximum Extent Feasible,

Channelization Plans, and Construction Documentation reviews. The successful candidate will be responsible for the communicating the status of documentation reviews of design, inspection, and contract administration with the Project Engineer’s Offices (PEO) and internal stakeholders. The Assistant Project Support Engineer also reviews and comments on external (developer, city, county, tribal) proposals for compliance with standards on state routes. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to communities and businesses!

What to Expect

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

Review the work of engineers and technicians, ensuring that WSDOT, State, and Federal standards for design, materials testing, inspection, and documentation are followed.
Provide training, direction, mentoring, and coaching to engineers and technicians in their preparation of plans, standards, and estimates.
Work with Project Engineer’s Office to add supporting documents to the Electronic Content Management (ECM) System.
Review and comment on Plans, Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) packages.
Prepare, review, support the development of construction documentation to ensure all contracts are administered in compliance with WSDOT standards, polices, and legal requirements.
Perform Initial and Follow-up Documentation reviews, conduct material documentation reviews, process As-Builts, review Final Records, review Final Estimate Packages and process Change Orders.
Provide guidance to the PEO’s, Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) support, on-the-job training, and ECM support.
Assist in the preparation of the annual Mt Baker Area Lessons Learned event and assist with emergency contract preparation.
File management, upload electronic documents to ECM.

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

A high school diploma or equivalent.
Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Technician 3 or equivalent experience in Design/Construction.
Ability to review, evaluate and correct, material produced by engineers and technicians in support of all phases of project delivery.
Ability to provide training, direction, mentoring, and coaching to engineers and technicians in their preparation of
plans, standards, and estimates.
Ability to communicate, interact and coordinate work activities with supervisor, peers, Project Engineers, local agencies, tribes, developers, utilities, support groups, consultants, and support group staff verbally and in writing.
A valid driver’s license.


It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or equivalent.
An in-depth understanding of design and documentation process within the WSDOT.
Ability to solve problems using mathematics, including trigonometry, algebra, and geometry.
Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Micro-Station, ECM – Electronic Content Management, TEIS – Transportation Executive Information System, Congos, Adobe, Unifier, PMRS, Primavera P6, SharePoint, E-base, and ProjectWise.
Important Notes

This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
The schedule for this position is either Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM or 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Thursday or Tuesday thru Friday 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM (four 10-hour days).
In additional to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
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.
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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. 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, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-12336 in the subject line.

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

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