Office Engineer - Transportation Engineer 3

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Office Engineer - Transportation Engineer 3


Spokane, WA 



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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 is currently seeking a motivated individual with strong contract administrative skills and a construction background to fill the Office Engineer position in Spokane, WA. As an Office Engineer, you will support WSDOT's mission by managing the scope, schedule, and budget of the design/construction of highway projects while supervising three or more engineering and technical employees in the delivery of these projects. This person will mentor and identify training needs of each team member ensuring that they obtain the necessary training for career development and the success of the project. Communication is paramount, as this position will regularly communicate with key members within WSDOT as well as local agencies, contractors, and others. If you are passionate about leading teams, project delivery, continuous improvement, and helping individuals develop and grow, we have an exceptional opportunity for you and encourage you to apply!
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

  • Schedule and direct all contract inspection activities on multiple and/or major construction projects.
  • Review plans and clarify questions pertaining to those plans. 
  • Work with contractors on workforce scheduling, plans and specification interpretation, paperwork and plans submittals, and issue resolution.
  • Direct the submittal of all field documentation.
  • Track quantities, costs, and workforce to stay within budget and address problems early. 
  • Compile backup data, cost estimates and justification for change orders.
  • Review justification for payments on contract estimates.
  • Manage risk and provide monthly and quarterly reporting. 
  • Direct, schedule, and participate in office design, design documentation, and PS&E efforts.
  • Manage design project’s scope, schedule, and budget, including change and risk management and monthly and quarterly reporting. 
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • One (1) year experience as a Transportation Engineer 2, Bridge Engineer 2, or equivalent. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • A Bachelor's degree in an Engineering field or a certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT).
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.  
  • 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 12 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. 
Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.
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.

Office Engineer - Transportation Engineer 3

$69,756.00 - $93,840.00 Annually
Spokane County – Spokane, WA
Job Type
Full Time - Permanent
Remote Employment
Dept. of Transportation
Job Number
11/6/2022 11:59 PM Pacific