Right of Way Engineer (TE2)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Right of Way Engineer (TE2)


Shoreline, WA 


$66,376.00 - $89,271.00

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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’s Northwest Region (NWR) is currently seeking an engineering professional to serve an integral role as Right of Way Update Engineer. This position will support WSDOT’s mission of highway design, construction, and right of way by preparing survey records, right of way plans, and other documents.
What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Right of Way Engineer will:

  • Prepare and draft record of surveys, right of way plans, monumentation maps, permits to destroy monuments, and other documents. 
  • Review and adjust plans using CAD, and add pertinent information to databases. 
  • Determine data collection needs as well as accurate, efficient, and safe operation of crews. 
  • Train others to utilize WSDOT software and assist in solving computer related issues. 
  • Answer questions and respond to inquiries from construction, design, maintenance, and real estate services offices. 
  • Prepare documents, plans, and records as needed. 



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

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent experience in Right of Way plans. OR
  • Two years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent experience in Right of Way plans, OR
  • Master’s degree with a major study in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Traffic, Transportation, or closely related field. 


In addition to: 

  • Current driver’s license
  • Ability to read and interpret survey records, right of way plans, contract plans, and other survey documents. 
  • Ability to develop record of surveys, monument maps, right of way plans, land corner records, permits to destroy monuments and other survey drawings/exhibits. 


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, and the general wage increase of 3.25% for all state employees effective on July 1, 2022.
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov



  • Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 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 SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-10837 in the subject line. 


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