Utilities & Project Delivery Engineer (TE3)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Utilities & Project Delivery Engineer (TE3)


Shoreline, WA 


$70,938.00 - $95,432.00

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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. 


The Opportunity

WSDOT is seeking an innovative project manager who has a strong interest to fully utilize their analytical, negotiation, and communication skills. The Northwest Region Utilities Office is offering an excellent opportunity as a Project Manager: Utilities Accommodations & Project Delivery Engineer. This position plays an essential part in the successful delivery of WSDOT design-build and design-bid-build administered transportation projects. 


As the Utilities Accommodations Engineer, you will be responsible for researching, negotiating, and processing Utility Franchises and Permits for the installation and maintenance of utilities within the State right of way. In your role as the Utilities Project Delivery Engineer, you will ensure that utility conflicts on WSDOT transportation projects are identified and resolved meeting design and construction schedules. You will coordinate utility relocations and support negotiations between the region design and construction offices and utility companies.
To thrive in this position, the qualified individual will need to be a self-starter, embrace continuous process improvement, be adaptable in a collaborative work environment, and have a strong commitment to advancing the policy goals of WSDOT.

What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Utilities Accommodations & Project Delivery Engineer will:

  • Review, analyze, and coordinate permit and franchise applications regarding utility projects affecting State highways.
  • Ensure that new utility installations on state highways are compatible with safety, traffic, environmental, and engineering standards.  
  • Serve as Project Coordinator for utility relocation issues on WSDOT Projects throughout the Region. This includes identifying existing utilities, determining utility property rights, confirming and resolving utility conflicts, and coordinating the relocation of utilities within project limits.
  • Act as liaison between Project Engineering offices and utility companies coordinating and preparing utility agreements and service agreements. 
  • Represent the Utilities Office at project meetings and facilitate negotiations with engineering consultants, WSDOT cross-disciplinary support groups, developers, utility engineering staff, and local agencies to address utility conflicts.



To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • Current unrestricted Driver’s License
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Sciences, or other relevant field (May substitute equivalent experience and education on a year to year basis).
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or closely related experience as a design or construction engineer.
  • Experience and knowledge of transportation project design and/or administration of highway construction. 
  • Experience and knowledge of addressing utility conflicts in relation to project design and/or construction. 
  • Proficiency with computer software for review of contract plans and to research and prepare utility franchises, permits, and agreements (e.g. Microsoft Office 365, ArcGIS, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC or Bluebeam, MicroStation/CAD)
  • Ability to visit project sites on an as needed basis.


 It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Knowledge and experience in utility and transportation design, right of way, and construction. 
  • Knowledge and experience in utility franchise, permit, and agreement process. 
  • Knowledge and experience in working with public and private utilities coordinating complex relocations. 


Important Notes 

  • 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.
  • 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 XXXX. 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.
  • This recruitment announcement may be used to fill additional positions for up to 60 days from the closing date of this announcement. The appointing authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. 
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. 
  • This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.



  • 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 to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions.  
  • 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.  

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?


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


Contact us: 

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-13027 in the subject line. 


Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.