Plan Reviewer - Transportation Engineer 4

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA, United States

Phone: 4258779815
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Plan Reviewer - Transportation Engineer 4


Shoreline, WA 


$78,334.00 - $105,323.00

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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’s is seeking multiple experienced engineers to join our Plans, Specifications & Estimates (PS&E) review team. This position is responsible for the quality and final review of all aspects of the PS&E for various types of highway construction projects. The quality reviews check for biddability of the construction features to ensure projects meet current standards. Additionally, this position will ensure that all design documentation, permits, agreements, and right of way processes are complete before Advertisement. This includes confirming with Program Management that funds are available for the project. In this role, you will directly support the agency's mission by aiding in the advertisement and award of highway construction projects.

 What to Expect.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Plan Reviewer will:

  • Review PS&E submittals for completeness and readiness for advertisement. 
  • Assist project design offices in understanding complex contract issues, and state and federal requirements to advertise construction contracts as they relate to highway construction projects.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor activities to ensure projects achieve advertisement dates as scheduled.
  • Keep management, design and construction offices, specialty groups and other interested parties informed of the status of multiple projects and readiness for advertisement to contractors.
  • Review active on-going contract documentation and contractor work for adherence to the contract provisions, permits and environmental and legal requirements.
  • Meet with engineers and technical support teams to discuss issues, interpret plans and special provisions, review schedules, and make recommendations for solution of complex issues.
  • Participates in project constructability and roundtable meetings; reviews and comments on GSP revisions, standard plan revisions, and other process improvement activities. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Knowledge of National, State and local requirements relating to highway construction   contracts.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT program management, development, and delivery procedures.
  • Knowledge of WSDOT contract advertisement and award procedures.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 
  • The ability to communicate efficiently, effectively, and respectfully both written and verbal. 
  • The ability to read, understand, and interpret engineering plans and specifications. 
  • Proficient use of computer software and hardware. 
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. We offer a variety of work schedules and remote work options. 
  • 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. 
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.