Project Engineer

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Seattle, WA, United States

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Project Engineer


Everett, WA 

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The first resume review will take place on November 4th, 2019.
The Opportunity: Are you looking to serve the community in a meaningful way, while leading a team to success? Join the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Northwest Region Construction team at the Everett Project Office as the Project Engineer.
As the Project Engineer, you will be responsible for providing leadership, management and professional engineering oversight to a construction engineering office. The main purpose of this position is to deliver the Northwest Region's highway construction contracts to meet local, State and Federal standards within scope, schedule and budget.   This position is responsible for ensuring that projects have the best integration into the surrounding environment, function adequately for all modes of transportation, are constructible and maintainable and minimize impacts to the travelling public. The appointee is expected to consider and implement sustainable transportation practices in accomplishing the work assigned.
As a leader at WSDOT, you will have the opportunity to help others build their own careers. The ideal candidate will provide staff a balanced workplace, promoting training and development for professional growth and upward mobility, employee safety, workforce diversity, and pride in ownership.

At WSDOT, 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 perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?
This position will:
  • Represent WSDOT's project construction interests for the office.
  • Fulfill Project Engineer office duties and work collaboratively and inclusively with WSDOT HQ, FHWA, citizens, media, elected officials, contractors and outside agencies to implement delivery strategies and technical issues as appropriate.
  • Lead an office of professional and technical engineers, including summer interns, temporary employees and engineering consultants, in the construction of multiple transportation Improvement and preservation projects according to current policies and standards, effective engineering techniques, and good engineering judgment
  • Analyze and develop workforce requirements to deliver assigned projects; direct/integrate the work of professional and technical engineers
  • Ensure that assigned projects are managed in accordance with WSDOT policy and procedures to meet the desired scope, schedule, budget, and documentation; and that projects are delivered in an environmentally responsible manner consistent with applicable laws; review and approve changes made during construction to ensure they meet the scope and intent of the project, and commitments made during the design process
  • Report on the status of assigned projects to WSDOT Regional and Statewide Executive management to support and improve accountability
  • Coordinate input and resolve conflicts with internal organizations, personnel, outside agencies, contractors and the public
  • Certify, by use of their Professional Engineer's stamp, that all WSDOT standards and policies were followed in the changes executed in the administration of construction projects.
  • Apply advanced management principles and skills to strategically plan and execute the budget, schedule and delivery of projects
  • Support Executive Leadership at WSDOT by proposing strategies that will enhance the planning, design & construction of projects with the goal of providing a safe, cost effective, and practical project for the users and taxpayers.
  • Other duties as assigned
At a minimum, an ideal candidate for this position will have the following:
  • Washington Professional Engineer (PE) License in Civil Engineering or another state in the US. (License holders from other states will be expected to obtain a WA state PE license within 3 months of employment).
  • A valid driver's license
  • A strong, diverse civil engineering background including an extensive knowledge of the following:
  • Highway design and plan, specification and estimate preparation.
  • Highway construction and construction practices.
  • Surveying and surveying practices.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) highway engineering practices technical procedures and management processes.
  • The principles of management
  • WSDOT's goals and objectives.
  • Transportation issues and problems, transportation design.
  • Environmental laws, regulations and issues.
  • Programming and budget procedures
  • Right of way acquisition processes.
  • Limited access and access management laws and guidelines.
  • Legislative process
  • Ability to communicate effectively, develop and implement long-term plans; facilitate agreement between competing interests; and design and deliver highway construction projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, both in a public setting and interpersonally.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and individuals within WSDOT and with various outside agencies and groups in order to complete assigned projects and meet the department's goals and project requirements.
  • Leadership ability to mentor and lead direct reports and also oversee work of professional staff.
Desired Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor of Science in civil engineering or a related field.
  • WSDOT experience in procuring projects through the design-build and design-bid build processes.
  • Knowledge of FHWA processes and requirements related to delivering federally funded projects and ensure WSDOT meets federal stewardship obligations.
  • Knowledge and experience managing change.
  • At least 8 years of experience in delivering design and construction projects.
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
  • A Letter of Interest detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  • A minimum of three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies
Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Josefina Mutascu at . Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-1W137.
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