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Office Engineers (TE3)

By June 2, 2022

Washington State Department of Transportation

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. However, the first review of applications will be conducted on June 21st. 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.



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’s I-405/SR 167 Program is eager to hire an experienced candidate looking to serve as our next Office Engineer. The I-405/SR 167 program is a high visibly and complex multibillion dollar program, and the Office Engineer will support the department’s mission by ensuring highway construction projects are built in compliance with the contract documents and documented accurately in a timely manner. The successful candidate appointed into this role will manage, support, and lead team members, to ensure the delivery of the contract administration of multimillion dollar design-build construction contracts. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in taking on this challenge to lead a diverse team to successfully deliver WSDOT projects.

What to Expect

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

Independently oversee and manage the Design-Builder’s administration staff in the development and implementation of the project document control system, both electronic and hard copy files.
Review and manage the Design-Builder’s Document Control Plan.
Perform routine audits on the Design-Builder’s electronic and hard copy documentation to ensure the processes and procedure implemented by the Design-Builder conform to the Document Control Plan and Contract requirements.
Ensure Design-Builder’s project files are compliant with the contract regarding subcontracting, certified payrolls, use of apprentices, DBE utilization and other administrative requirements.
Manage project budget and contractor’s payment, and develop cost estimates, quantities, and pricing analysis.
Review design-builders monthly invoices and force account request for compliance with contract documents and processes monthly progress reports.
Advise the Project Engineer on the status of documentation issues and recommends actions needed to close the issue.
Supervise support staff, including assigning work duties and training.

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

Current driver’s license
One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent such as a Bridge Engineer 2 or Transportation Planning Specialist 2
Knowledge of and the ability to apply civil engineering principles, practices, and methods to moderately difficult engineering problems.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate
Knowledge of contrition practices and contract administration
Knowledge of utility works and development of agreements.
Ability to write, review, and interpret contract documents.
Ability to effectively and efficiently use a variety of computer software mainframe and internet tools to organize, track, schedule, and prioritize work.
Important Notes

This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
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.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
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 11 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 22DOT-NWR-80562 in the subject line.


Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

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

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