Scoping Assistant (TE1)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Scoping Assistant (TE1)


Shoreline, WA 


$60,190.00 - $80,879.00

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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 engineering professional who has a passion for creative solutions, innovation, and can provide success in collaborative efforts to serve as our next Scoping Assistant supporting our Northwest Region (NWR) Program Development Office. This position will help manage, coordinate, and monitor the development of project scopes, schedules, and cost estimates for NWR Improvement and Preservation projects in the Highway Construction Program (HCP). From fieldwork for site investigation and data collection, to crafting a scope and estimate for a buildable highway construction project – this position is an excellent career start for an innovative engineer. If you enjoy solving problems, working in a collaborative team environment, and making a positive impact on transportation in Northwestern Washington – this position may be the right fit for you!
What to Expect

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Scoping Assistant will:

  • Assist with the development and preparation of project scopes, schedules, cost estimates and documentation for the Northwest Region.
  • Coordinate scoping activities between Northwest Region and Headquarters, as well as other divisions/departments.
  • Apply engineering guidelines and standards.
  • Maintain, monitor, and update databases used to document project scoping information to ensure all available data is accurate and reasonable based on information from various sources.
  • Perform field reviews, site investigation, and data collection.
  • Coordinate with internal and external engineering resources.
  • Prepare Project Summary documents and monitor the Project Summary approval process.
  • Assist in preparing grant applications to secure additional federal and state funding. 
  • Other duties as assigned.



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

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Structural Engineering 
  • Current driver’s license
  • Basic knowledge of engineering standards and procedures and computer engineering applications, methods, practices and principles and effectively applies them when scoping and estimating projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work outside in all types of weather conditions and terrain types.
  • Ability to perform field reviews and collect data for the purpose of scoping and estimating projects.
  • Strong aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel and Outlook).


It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certificate
  • Experience using ArcGIS Desktop Software and ArcGIS Explorer.


Important Notes 

  • 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.
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County
  • 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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 12 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 Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NWR-11023 in the subject line. 


Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.