Project Inspector - TE2

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA, United States

Phone: 4258779815
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Project Inspector - TE2


Seattle, WA 


$64,285.00 - $86,451.00

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Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure 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 currently seeking a talented and innovative Project Engineer to join our SR 520 & Alaska Way Viaduct (AWV) engineering team in Seattle, WA. As the Project Inspector, you will work onsite at various construction projects. Your duties will include ensuring compliance with construction plans and specifications, preparing detailed reports, and monitoring projects for environmental compliance. Your work will contribute directly to the success of The AWV Replacement Project delivery in supporting the expansive infrastructure of our state and the well-being of local communities.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Project Inspector will:

  • Inspect and direct contract work performed in the field. 
  • Ensure compliance with contract specifications, plans, permits, and contract timeline. 
  • Provide clarification of contract requirements to contractor. 
  • Assist in researching and preparation for change orders. 
  • Coordinate materials testing with Materials Engineers. 
  • Produce construction documents. 
  • Assemble monthly pay estimates. 
  • Prepare contract as-built drawings based on field records of work complete. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3 or equivalent experience in Construction Engineering. 
  • Strong communications skills both verbally and written. 
  • The ability to exercise sound engineering judgement and interpret and analyze construction contract plans, specification, permits, and other documentation. 
  • Strong understanding of construction practices and engineering principles. 
  • Proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • The ability to operate a state-owned motor vehicle safely and hold a valid driver’s license. 
  • The ability to work any shift, days or nights as needed to meet the required job function. 

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 
  • Experience as an inspector on WSDOT Projects. 
  • Proficient in using the following computer applications: Primavera Contract Management, Unifier, and SharePoint. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. 
  • Qualified tester status in the aggregate, concrete, and hot mix asphalt density modules. 
Important Notes 
  • The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County.
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • 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.   
  • 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. 
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • 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.  
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.