Contracts Engineer (TE3)

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Washington State Department of Transportation
WA, United States

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Contracts Engineer (TE3)


Shoreline, WA 


$73,243.00 - $98,532.00

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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 our next Contracts Engineer to support our Northwest Region (NWR) Consultant Liaison Office. This position will support essential functions to include, but not limited to, providing professional consultation on contract administration, procurement, negotiations, contract closure, equity assurance, and assisting with project development, right of way, and construction within and in compliance with state and federal regulations. The successful candidate appointed to this unique position will serve a vital role in support of WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality.  
What to Expect

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

  • Reviews and drafts requests memos for consultant services and consultant selection, conducts negotiations, forms regional consultant agreements, supplemental agreements, addenda, task orders, amendments, and other various legal documents.
  • Provides expert technical assistance to internal and external customers regarding contractual requirements, conflict of interest, ethics, competitive procurement, confidentiality. among other contractual law issues, as governed by agency policy and state and federal laws, rules, and regulations. 
  • Supports the ACLE in obtaining consultant services, developing advertisements and second tier selection processes, and ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations as well as departmental processes and procedures. 
  • Process invoice payments by reviewing and tracking of accurate payment of invoices, and other contractual documents as needed. Ensure accurate payment and closing agreements in accordance with State and Federal regulations and in coordination with the WSDOT Headquarters Contracting Services Office.
  • Co-manage office recordkeeping and file management for agreements utilized. 
  • Ensure legal documents for signature are sent to the consultant and to HQ Consultant Services Office (CSO) and review documents for completeness. 
  • Receive and answer technical questions from consultants and personnel in Headquarters, other WSDOT regions and local agencies regarding state and federal rules, regulations, procedures, policies, methods of selection, negotiations procedures, and other contractual matters that arise. 



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

  • One (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2, Bridge Engineer 2, or equivalent experience applying general engineering principles or other technical disciplines evidencing scientific, analytical, mathematical, or legal knowledge sufficient to handle the duties of the position. 
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, for documenting and communicating important observations and information to others. 


It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Working knowledge of RCW, CFT, and other laws and policies pertaining to A&E contract administration. 


Important Notes 

  • Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 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.   
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
  • In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code. 
  • 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 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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, 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 via email.

Contact us: 

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-13291e 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.