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Assistant Office Engineer | Transportation Engineer 2

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 currently seeking an Assistant Office Engineer to join our team to provide construction contract administration support to the Gateway Program – SR-509 Completion project team. This position supports WSDOT's mission by ensuring that highway construction projects are built and documented in compliance with agency policies, procedures, and practices. As the Assistant Office Engineer, the successful candidate will be tasked with the administration and processing of contractor submittals, accurate and timely Contractor progress payments, clear and concise correspondence, change order preparation and completion of final records to support safe, reliable and cost-efficient transportation options for the public. 
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Assistant Office Engineer will:
  • Assists Office Manager to ensure change management/contract compliance and prepare routine reports at the direction of the Office Manager.
  • Prepare weekly project update and monthly reports, updating the contract regularly with all approved changes. 
  • Maintain contract management software for tracking of issues, change order requests, submittals and status. 
  • Represent WSDOT attending contractor/owner change management meetings. 
  • Review and prepare contractor payments and perform weekly jobsite visits and interviews. 
  • Verify all requests to sublet the Design Builder’s listing of approved subcontractors and agents are in compliance with the contract provisions. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or equivalent experience and two (2) years of construction experience with design-build and/or design-bid-build contracts.
In addition to:
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret construction plans and provisions along with relevant supporting documents for conformance with engineering principles and standards. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of highway construction and contract administration principles and practices. 
  • Ability to travel throughout the region to visit project sites. 
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • Engineer In Training (EIT) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification
  • Experience conducting field reviews and performing contract compliance inspection and reporting for construction of heavy civil roadway work. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with construction administration procedures for WSDOT projects. 
  • Knowledge of WSDOT construction manual, Design Manual, and utility requirements and standards. 
Important Notes 
  • 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 listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County premium. 
  • This position requires the ability to operate a state-owned motor vehicle to travel to and from job sites as needed throughout the region. Travel outside of the region may be required for training or other assignments. 
  • 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.
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For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-80514 in the subject line. 
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