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Quality Verification & Materials Documentation Engineer (TE2)

By January 19, 2023

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 is eager to hire an experienced engineering professional to serve as our Quality Verification & Materials Documentation Engineer. As the Quality Verification & Materials Documentation Engineer, this position will assist in the inspection of construction projects and assure compliance with contract plans and specifications including environmental permits. This position will also prepare field reports, perform material sampling/testing related to inspection duties, and will support the Field Operations Manager and QV Chief Engineer to ensure design and construction contract requirements are met. The successful candidate appointed to this unique position will serve a vital role in support of WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Quality Verification & Materials Documentation Engineer will:

Perform Quality Verification inspection of construction activities, auditing compliance with contract plans, specifications, permits, and commitments.
Check that permanent contract materials are only being placed with prior approval, and perform audits to check that materials are being sampled and tested according to contract requirements.
Review project progress and prepare field notes and other pay notes so that payment ca be made in a timely manner for completed contract work.
Develop site and work specific pre-activity safety plans in advance of inspection activities and review on a regular basis as work progresses.
Continuously monitor work areas and make adjustments as needed to ensure the safety of others.
Prepare IDRs, project records, and photographically document work activities and contract issues.
Participate in Design Build Task Force meetings when needed, and review design and construction submittals, permit applications, exhibits, and work plans.

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

Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, or equivalent experience such as roles in engineering, surveying, inspection, materials testing, transportation planning, environmental, or public works, OR
Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent, OR
Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Traffic, Transportation, or closely related field
In addition to:

Ability to manipulate up to 50lbs.
Ability to work in construction zones around heavy equipment near high speed traffic on steep and uneven ground in all weather conditions.
Ability to travel to various construction sites throughout the state.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Two (2) years of experience as a construction materials tester or project inspector
One (1) year of experience performing Quality Verification (QV) on a Design-Build job
Certification as materials tester in American Concrete Institute (ACI) Field Testing Technician Grade 1
Asphalt plant testing certification under the Western Alliance for Quality Transportation Construction
(WAQTC) Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) II Module
Aggregate and asphalt density testing certification under the WAQTC Embankment & Base In-Place Density
Certification for aggregate testing under the WAQTC Aggregate Module
Knowledge of and experience with construction administration procedures for WSDOT projects.
Knowledge of WSDOT Construction Manual, Design Manual, and utility requirements and standards.
Experience reading and understanding contract documents such as special provisions, contract plans, and
standard specifications.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite produces including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
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.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 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-12607 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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