Toll Systems and Engineering Manager (WMS04)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Toll Systems and Engineering Manager (WMS04)


Seattle, WA 


$110,691.00 - $141,964.00

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Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that 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 experienced program manager who is ready to advance their career into a senior leadership role and serve as Toll Systems and Engineering Manager supporting WSDOT’s Toll Division Systems and Engineering section unit. The Systems and Engineering unit within the Toll Division is responsible for the implementation and operations of all toll systems within the state of Washington, and the Toll Systems and Engineering Manager will formulate and implement strategic toll planning concepts on major urban corridors. The successful candidate appointed into this role must maintain the highest standards of personal, professional, and ethical conduct, as actions by the appointee in this position will influence toll financing and revenue collection on various WSDOT facilities.
What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Toll Systems and Engineering Manager will:

  • Develop and implement strategic tolling and congestion pricing elements for the Toll Division, and negotiate with FHWA tolling agreements to implement tolling on interstate and highways of national significance. 
  • Negotiate consultant agreements and supplements, as well as negotiate design and operational issues with local jurisdictions. 
  • Develop and manage IT procurement contract documents for systems and engineering. 
  • Oversee development of project contract documents to allow projects to go to construction including innovative contracting such as Design-Build blended with IT procurements. 
  • Oversee and ensure successful delivery of construction management and installation, testing, and acceptance of tolling and systems management components of major urban corridor projects 
  • Facilitate peer discussions and resolution of tolling and systems management issues with planning staff, design traffic, and construction staff, administrative and operations staff from WSDOT’s Northwest Region, Olympic Region, Southwest Region, and WSDOT Headquarters, as well as with local jurisdictions as needed. 
  • Represent WSDOT in multi-jurisdictional studies and workshops related to toll and systems management projects, as well as representing the agency in national committees and conferences. 



To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • Bachelor’s or higher level degree in an engineering field
  • Ten (10) years of project or organizational management experience. 
  • Knowledge of management techniques, team building, forming partnerships and a high-level of communications skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and manage teams and systems in a fast paced operational environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with managing large scale complex IT systems, including high volume transaction processing. 
  • Knowledge of:
    1. Traffic Engineering
    2. Freeway analysis
    3. Revenue forecasting
    4. Transportation systems management
    5. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Electrical systems design


It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Professional Engineering (PE) License


Important Notes 

  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid 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. 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 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 recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
  • 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 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
  • 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.  

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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies. 

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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.


Contact us: 

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-0W348 in the subject line. 


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