Project Inspector - Transportation Engineer 1

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Washington State Department of Transportation
Olympia, WA, United States

Phone: 4258779815
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Project Inspector - Transportation Engineer 1


SeaTac, WA 


$58,296.00 - $78,324.00

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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 currently seeking an experienced and motivated engineering professional to join our team in the downtown Seattle area in our Northwest Region. This position acts as Project Inspector responsible for assisting in oversight of Design Build activities. This position will also assist in the inspection of construction projects and assist in assuring compliance with contract plans and specifications including environmental permits under close supervision. Help prepare field reports and take and file project photos documenting construction work and issues. Assist with performing material sampling/testing related to inspection duties when requested. Supports the Field Operations Manager and QV Lead Engineer to ensure design and construction contract requirements are met.

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

  • Under the supervision of the Lead QV Engineer and/or senior QV Inspectors, assists in performing QV inspection of construction activities, auditing compliance with contract plans, specifications, permits and commitments. Check that permanent contract materials are only being placed that are approved. Audit to check that materials are being sampled and tested according to contract requirements.
  • Assist the Lead QV Engineer with review of project progress and prepare field notes and other pay notes so that payment can be made in a timely manner for completed contract work.
  • Write IDRs. Prepare project record and photographically document work activities and contract issues. Assists in performing QV material sampling and testing when requested.
  • Assists in reviewing of design and construction submittals, permit applications, exhibits and work plans and provide comments.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural engineering, or an Engineer-in-Training certification
  • Ability to work on uneven ground, manipulate and transfer items up to 35 pounds across uneven terrain, climb ladders and work in inclement weather, when performing field work
  • Ability to respectfully communicate, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret construction plans & provisions and other relevant mandatory standards
  • Ability to train and direct technicians
  • Valid WA state driver’s license

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have at least one of the following: 
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.  
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
  • The official duty station for this position will be determined based on candidate preference and overall business needs. 
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit 
  • 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 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.