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Contracts Manager (TE4)

By May 2, 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 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 contract and program manager to serve as our next Contracts Manager supporting our Toll Division. As the Contracts Manager, this position will support WSDOT’s mission by managing Toll related agreements necessary to deliver Toll Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Repair and Replacement (R&R). The primary undertaking of this position will be responsible to coordinate, track, and update the Toll Division’s contracts and agreements to ensure contracting methods and their execution are within state and federal guidelines. As the Contracts Manager, this position requires knowledge engineering and negotiating skills and is responsible to track timely completion and reporting of Toll Public Disclosure and document retention.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Contracts Manager will:

Serve as subject matter expert for all agency toll related contracts and procurement processes.
Lead and/or provide expert assistance in the procurement process for Toll Division to include request for proposals (RFP), sole source agreements, service level agreements, and intra-agency and interagency agreements.
Manage, track, and monitor all Toll Division contracts, task orders, and agreements to ensure compliance with state and federal process and procedures.
Actively monitor inventory of all existing contracts for which Toll Division has oversight to include contracts funded by other divisions or capital programs.
Work with Toll Project Managers, Regions, and Project Offices to identify changes in scope, schedule, or budget of Toll funded projects.
Will facilitate the negotiation process between vendors and the State when independent estimates differ for hours, dollars, or level of effort necessary to meet deliverables.

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

One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 3 or equivalent, OR
Two (2) years of experience with contract management, capital projects, or program management.
In addition to:

Current driver’s license
A degree or equivalent training in engineering, project or program management, budgeting, finance, accounting, or other related fields.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Experience with Toll and/or Ferries Operations program.
Understanding of Program Development (scope/schedule/budget) and Program Management (tracking & monitoring) principles.
Strong computer skills with PC-based (Word, Excel, TEIS), mainframe applications (CPMS, TRAINS, etc.), and web based applications (FIRS, Cognos, Enterprise Reporting, etc.)
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 information provided on your application profile, any supplemental material attached to your application, and the responses to the supplemental questions will be used to determine qualifications for interview selection. Therefore, it is to your advantage that your application packet be completed in as much detail as possible.
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.
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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 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 – Our 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-04045 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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