Quality Verification Chief Inspector (Transportation Engineer 2, In-Training)
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 fill multiple entry level engineering positions as Project Inspectors to support our project offices in Seattle. These in-training positions offer a career path and on-the-job training and allow you to progress through the Transportation Engineer field, achieving the goal class level of a Transportation Engineer 2. As the Project Inspector, the primary undertaking of these positions is to inspect and direct the inspection of construction projects to ensure compliance with contract plans and specifications including environmental permits.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Project Inspector will:
- Inspect or direct the inspection of construction activities, ensuring compliance with contract plans, specifications, permits, and commitments.
- Ensures that no permanent contract materials are placed without prior approval.
- Collaborates with the materials engineering team to ensure that all materials are sampled and tested according to the contract requirements.
- Provides clarification of contract requirements to contractors and finds answers to their questions.
- Prepares field note records and other pay notes utilizing Share Point software or paper copies, according to current office procedures to initiate payment to contractors for work completed.
- Prepare field reports and document construction activities and issues.
- Perform materials sampling and testing when requested.
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Engineer 1, the following are required:
- Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, Materials Engineering, Construction Management, OR
- Associate’s Degree and an Engineer in Training Certification, OR
- One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Technician 3 or equivalent and an Engineer in Training Certification, OR
- One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or equivalent and an Engineer in Training Certification.
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Engineer 2, the following are required:
- Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering, or closely related field, OR
- An Associate’s Degree and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Technician 3 or equivalent, OR
- An Associates Degree and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or equivalent and an Engineer in Training Certification, OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Technician 3 or equivalent, OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or equivalent and an Engineer in Training Certification
Candidates at either level will also have:
- Ability to read, interpret, understand and review contract plans and specifications.
- Ability to traverse uneven terrain in all weather conditions.
- Ability to work for long periods beyond standard work schedule, including nights during peak construction season, to meet project deadlines.
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with WSDOT staff, contractor personnel, and the Public.
- Ability to perform testing, measurements, and calculations for inspection and payment of highway construction work.
- Ability to lift and transport up to 35lbs of equipment and material.
- WSDOT Inspector Certification or the ability to obtain one.
- Current unrestricted driver’s license.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Experience as a construction inspector inspecting drainage, HMA, bridge construction, environmental and in-water work
- Experience working for long periods of time on major highways with complex traffic control set ups
- Experience inspecting fish passage projects with environmentally vulnerable project locations
- Experience mentoring and directing the duties of coworkers
- 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.
- 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 August 9th. 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.
- These in-training positions offer a career path and on-the-job training and allow you to progress through the Transportation Engineer field, achieving the goal class of a Transportation Engineer 2. Candidates will be considered for a Transportation Engineer 1 or Transportation Engineer 2 depending on qualifications. The salary levels for each are:
- Transportation Engineer 1: $58,300 - $78,334
- Transportation Engineer 2: $64,285 – $86,461
- 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 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.
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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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-10266m in the subject line.
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