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.
WSDOT is eager to hire an experience traffic engineer to serve as our next Toll Systems Development Engineer supporting our Toll Division. This position will support the Development sub-section within the Toll Division and is responsible for the development, design, and construction of all stat toll systems. As a technical program specialist, this position is responsible for the management, delivery, and implementation of the tolling system projects. The successful candidate appointed to this position will also work with the operations group in order to investigation solutions, leverage testing capacity and historic data for input in system development tasks.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Toll Systems Development Engineer will:
Provide management, technical review, and expertise in the design, testing methodology and installation for roadside and datacenter toll applications.
Conduct technical discussions on the approach for various system designs and testing methodology including vehicle detection, classification, network, disaster recovery, performance verification and acceptance criteria.
Coordinate with internal WSDOT support groups, other agencies, and consultants to complete design, development of tolling and systems projects including but not limited to TRS placement, Structural, Electrical and Roadway Design coordination, MOT, and Testing as it relates to Toll Systems, tracking design decisions and incorporating them into design manuals as needed.
Lead technical discussions on the approach for various system designs and testing methodology including vehicle detection, classification, network, disaster recovery, performance verification and acceptance criteria.
Correspond with the public to address project related questions and concerns and provide information to support presentations for Executive Management.
Monitors and reports on installation of roadside toll equipment. Some site visits verifying the installation progress and design compliance. Coordinating with other WSDOT representative who perform site visits, compiling and tracking the progress of site acceptance.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Five (5) years of experience in traffic engineering, highway operations, and/or system development
Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field.
Current Driver’s License
Ability to work near heavy construction machinery operations adjacent to fast paced traffic.
Ability to work on uneven terrain on or adjacent to steep slopes and uneven ground in variable weather conditions.
Ability to manipulate up to 50lbs.
Knowledge of and ability to perform engineering design analysis, including both civil and systems engineering.
Knowledge in traffic engineering areas of freeway analysis, transportation systems management, ITS/electrical systems design and managing software development.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Professional Engineering (PE) license
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
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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-13207 in the subject line.
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