Assistant Office Engineer (TE2)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Assistant Office Engineer (TE2)


Renton, WA 


$64,285.00 - $86,461.00

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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’s I-405/SR 167 Program is currently seeking to fill an Assistant Office Engineer position supporting our Renton to Bellevue project office. The I-405/SR 167 program is a high visibly and complex multibillion dollar program, and in this position you will be responsible for all project documentation functions, including paper and electronic document control systems, contractor and design-builder submittals, and final payment and project records. This position ensures data and documentation are complete and accurate and uses engineering judgment to provide input to supervisor.
What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Transportation Engineer 2 will:

  • Review contractor’s/design-builder’s payments (cost estimates).
  • Manage Contractor’s/design-builder’s monthly invoices for compliance with contract documents and processes monthly progress reports. 
  • Process paynote information into the Construction Administration and Payment System (CAPS).
  • Compile and calculate final quantities and final estimates. 
  • Supervise all project documentation control functions and the WSDOT electronic system including hard copies.
  • Assist the managing, preparation, and processing of various construction project documentation. 
  • Assist in processing Change Orders, Request to Sublets, Affidavit of Wages Paid, Statement of Intents, Force Account, Weekly Statement of Working Days.
  • Monitor and track DBE/MSVWBE goals in the B2Gnow System. 



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

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer1, Technical Transportation 3, or equivalent working with document control. (College level course work in engineering or other closely related field will substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis).

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 

  • Working knowledge or WSDOT construction practices and contract administration.
  • Working knowledge of design and construction standard documentation practices.
  • Strong math skills.
  • Working Knowledge of the aging workbook, expenditures, project funding, schedules, and invoices.
  • Ability to review and audit documentation for contract compliance.
  • Ability to read project plans.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to file and organize documentation correctly. 
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, support offices, permit agencies, and the contractor’s personnel.
  • Effectively use a computer and programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, CAPS, etc.) for communication and documentation. 
  • Prioritize multiple tasks in order to successfully complete assigned duties.
  • Work in a fast-paced work environment. 


Important Notes 

  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
  • 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.
  • 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. 


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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. 


Contact us

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@WSDOT.WA.GOV. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-80561 in the subject line.