Project Manager - Transportation Engineer 3

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Project Manager - Transportation Engineer 3


Shoreline, WA 


$65,592.00 - $97,059.00

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Note: The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County and Assignment premium pay. The first review date of applications will be conducted on October 23, 2019.

The Opportunity:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is looking for someone who shares our passion for growth and development. We are in search of an experienced roadway design engineer who has an exceptional aptitude for managing projects. We are looking for a project manager who will be responsible for performing design work, reviewing design work and administering consultant agreements involved with the preparation of various engineering documents. This role provides guidance and direction regarding WSDOT standards and procedures as well as reviews documentation to ensure that designs meet standard practices. This position will supervise and coach staff to maximize performance in their current roles and to prepare them for future roles. This position will also manage and work collaboratively with consultants and contractors to ensure design project deliverables are met.
As part of our team, these roles will play a vital role in the delivery of the Design-Build portion of Fish Passage programs, helping to reestablish fish passage migration routes.
*** WSDOT offers outstanding benefits, a generous amount of paid time off (true work-life balance), flexible schedules, choice of state retirement programs including a defined benefit pension plan, advancement opportunities, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information regarding our comprehensive benefits package. ****
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Project Manager will:
  • Provide oversight of a team of technical engineers and engineering consultants in the development and delivery projects.
  • Oversee scope, schedule and budget issues affecting the project.
  • Make recommendations based on project management judgment, experience, knowledge and technical background. Examples could include interpretation of contract documents, material substitutions, and changes to technical requirements.
  • Work closely with WSDOT support groups, engineering consultants and Design-Build contractors to ensure compliance and resolve contract issues as needed.
  • Identify and manage project and delivery risks.
  • Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with WSDOT policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that projects are delivered in an environmentally responsible manner consistent with applicable laws.
  • Represent WSDOT at meetings with consultants, contractors and local agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned
 At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.

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Required qualifications include:
  • 2 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 performing roadway design work or equivalent.
  • Experience leading, training, and coaching staff
  • Proficient with computer software to be able to prepare reports, spreadsheets, correspondence, specifications, and other engineering documents.
  • Proficient knowledge of project management practices.
  • Excellent communications skills; both written and verbal.
  • Ability to independently or as part of a team make public presentations.
  • Valid driver's license.
Highly desirable qualifications:
  • 3 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 performing roadway design work or equivalent.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Washington Professional Engineer (PE) License in Civil Engineering or another state in the US.
  • Experience with design-build project delivery methods.
How to apply: 
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically.
To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:
  • A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date;
  • Cover Letter detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  • minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.  Applications that do not have the above documents attached will not be considered. 
Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Josefina Mutascu at  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-12912m.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit