Assistant Program Manager - Transportation Engineer 4

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Seattle, WA, United States

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Assistant Program Manager - Transportation Engineer 4


Seattle, WA 

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Job Description:

This position is open until filled but the next resume review will take place on November 19, 2019. 

The Opportunity:
The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a highly capable and motivated professional to serve as the Assistant Program Manager for the Puget Sound Gateway Program, located in Downtown Seattle.  This role will support the Program Manager and Program Leadership Team in the successful delivery of the $2B Program comprised of the completion of SR 167 in Pierce County and the completion of SR 509 in King County.  By completing the long planned connections of both highways to I-5, the Program will provide essential connections to the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle, while enhancing overall mobility and improving multimodal connections within the Puget Sound region.  The Program is funded from a wide variety of sources, including: state gas tax; local, state and federal grants; direct local partner contributions and toll revenue.  The complex funding and financing offers a unique opportunity for those who desire to further develop and build upon their existing program management skills.
At the Puget Sound Gateway Program you will find yourself working within a diverse group of experiences professionals, where state staff and consultants work together as a blended and integrated team.  By joining the Program early in its development, with construction activities about to begin, the selected candidate has a career defining opportunity to grow and develop with the Program while also helping directly contribute to its success. 
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 perform the following work:
  • Assist the Program Manager in the management and oversight of the $2B funding for the Puget Sound Gateway Program.
  • Manage funding and expenditures from multiple complex funding sources on a biennial and project level while ensuring compliance with agency, state and federal funding requirements.
  • Develop long and short term expenditure forecasting.
  • Direct development of and manage multiple Program Work Order Authorization necessary for project funding and subsequent delivery.
  • Track and manage both Program Risk and Change Management from initial identification through resolution and/or approval.  Evaluate change and report its effects on scope, schedule and/or budget.
  • Manage and provide justification for budget changes and report those changes to the Program Manager, Headquarters and other executive staff.
  • Oversee and manage funding and expenditures of multiple Consultant agreements necessary for the successful delivery of the Program.
  • Interpret and provide financial data for various internal and external reporting.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to supporting staff members.
  • Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Two years' experience in program management, planning, engineering, construction or other related work as a Transportation Engineer 3, Transportation Planning Specialist 3 or equivalent OR a Bachelor's degree with major study in Engineering or Business with one year of experience in a related field.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft excel.
  • Valid Driver's License.
Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience or working knowledge of design-build project delivery is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of program management and project control and reporting.
  • Experience in budget development and oversight.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT, State and Federal funding requirements.
  • Exceptional communication and decision-making skills.
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: 
  1. A chronological Resume outlining your experience to date
  2. Letter of Interest detailing your qualifications, and why you believe you are the best person for this role, and
  3. 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 via email to  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-NWR-12908.
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