Business Operations Engineer (TE3)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA, United States

Phone: 4258779815
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Business Operations Engineer (TE3)


Seattle, WA 


$70,938.00 - $95,432.00

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Job Description:

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 seeking an experienced engineer to serve as the Business Operations Engineer for our SR 520 Bridge Replacement, HOV Program and Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program (AWV) in Seattle, WA. This position will play a key role in this multibillion-dollar program by overseeing quality review, development, coordination, execution, close-out, and on-time completion of various types of agreements between WSDOT and other parties as required for successful project delivery.
 What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Business Operations Engineer will:

  • Coordinate, manage and lead task order development, administrative management, and closeout of agreement/contracts. 
  • Assist with the preparation of contract documents and ensure they are written in accordance with WSDOT policy and standards. 
  • Lead and monitor recordkeeping of projects, 
  • Provide information and updates to internal staff and other groups. 
  • Research and provide interpretations of existing agreement/task orders. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • One year experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent, or three years of experience in business practices, construction management, or related field.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel. 
  • Knowledge of government contracting. 
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. 

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 
  • Experience with WSDOT system including, COGNOS, TRAINS, FIRS, ARTS, and Consultant Services Database. 
  • Possess a thorough working knowledge of agency policies, standards, and procedures. 
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License. 
Important Notes 
  • 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.  
  • The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County.
  • 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, 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!
  • 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. 
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 explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 
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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. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
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Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-80286 in the subject line.