Assistant Office Engineer (TE2)
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 engineering professional to support WSDOT’s mission by ensuring that highway construction projects are built and documented in compliance with agency policies and practices. This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training that allows you to progress upward through the Transportation Engineer field. As the Assistant Office Engineer, this position is tasked with the administration and processing of clear and concise correspondence, change order preparation and material submittal processing 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:
- Provide support for the Materials Lead Engineer and Contract Administration Team
- Gather, collect, evaluate, and research contract change orders, contract plans and specification, letters, and supporting documentation, relating to materials for the assigned project.
- Independently evaluate and process all types of contractor submittals and shop drawings.
- Communicate and coordinate with Materials Lab and other WSDOT offices, contractors, and fabrication inspectors to resolve material related inquiries and issues.
- Prepare the materials documentation for final review and fill-in the contract materials checklist and write an explanation of any deficiencies.
- Review asphalt and concrete mix designs and documentation received from the contractor for conformance with the contract plans, provisions, standards specifications, standard plans, and construction manual.
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Engineer 1 level, the following are required:
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, OR
- Associate degree and Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate, OR
- An EIT certificate and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1 or Transportation Technician 3
To be considered for this opportunity at the Transportation Engineer 2 level, the following are required:
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or another related engineer field, OR
- Associate degree and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Technician 3, OR
- An EIT certificate with an associate degree and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Technician 3, OR
- An EIT certificate and two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1
In addition, candidates at either level will have:
- Current driver’s license
- Current WSDOT General Inspector Certification or the ability to obtain within 120 days of employment.
- Ability to manipulate up to 30lbs with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Ability to read and interpret contract plans, provisions, standard specifications, and other principles, practices, and methods relative to the construction of transportation projects.
- Ability to travel throughout the region to construction sites.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Civil Engineering Technology degree or equivalent
- Qualified Tester with extensive experience in asphalt, aggregates, and compaction.
- Two (2) years of experience in roadway related construction inspection or materials testing.
- 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.
- This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
- This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
- 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 10/1/22. 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, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 11 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-11774 in the subject line.
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