Construction Team Leader – Transportation Engineer 3

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA, United States

Phone: 4258779815
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Construction Team Leader – Transportation Engineer 3


Everett, WA 


$67,560.00 - $90,888.00

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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 eager to hire an experience engineer to serve as our Construction Team Leader assigned to our office in Everett. As the Construction Team Leader, this position is expected to lead and schedule a team of engineers and technicians to deliver a safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation system for the public by inspecting all construction activities and ensure project compliance. The primary undertaking of this role is to successfully deliver all construction projects that are critical to WSDOT’s mission of keeping people and businesses moving by operating and improving the state’s transportation systems. By taking on this role, you are serving a key and vital function to the State of Washington.
 What to Expect
This position will perform work in an office setting and in the field at construction sites, travel is a regular part of this position.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

  • Lead a team to successfully and safely construct multiple assigned projects that meet all contract requirements and comply with environmental permits and commitments. 
  • Manage the construction of transportation projects to ensure they meet specifications, budget, schedule, and permit requirements. 
  • Coordinate with the contractor, WSDOT staff, external agencies and the public as needed to manage projects completion. 
  • Plan, schedule, direct, and monitor all inspection actives related to inspection and contractor activities including IDR’s, pay notes, schedule, correspondence, consultant activities, contractor submittals, materials requirements and WSDOT support group coordination. 
  • Manage and monitor all changes to the project including completing the change order questionnaire. 
  • Keep Managers, Office Engineer, and NWR Specialty groups informed of project status and any change for the planned activities, proposed changes to items of work and pending risks to scope, schedule, or budget. 
  • Meet with the contractor to discuss problems, interpret plans and specifications and review schedules; investigate problems and make recommendations for solutions. 
  • Perform plan review on various projects that are in the design phase and prepare associated review comments. 
  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers and technicians. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Valid WA State Driver’s License
  • One year experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent construction engineer experience.
  • High School Diploma, GED or Two-year Associate or Technical degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to supervise and mentor staff 
  • In depth knowledge of highway related construction procedures including inspection, materials testing, documentation procedures, Standard Specifications and how they relate to WSDOT business practices 
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices, and methods relative to the documentation of construction of transportation projects 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including ability to express complex concepts clearly and concisely 
  • Ability to write tactful, factual, concise technical and administrative letters 
  • Strong mathematical skills with ability to solve engineering problems of varying complexity 
  • Ability to propose alternate solutions to complex elements of a project coordinating with various persons with expertise within the department or within other agencies 
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • One or more years’ experience directly supervising technical/engineering staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a major study in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Traffic, Transportation, or closely related field. 
  • Certification as an Engineer In Training
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License
Important Notes 
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
  • 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. Compliance with this mandate 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. 
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.