This recruitment is open until filled. _It is to the candidate's advantage to apply early. First round assessment will be conducted on September 18, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date._
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking
two professional engineers to assist in providing strategic leadership to the Kelso (Kelso, WA) and Columbia Gorge Area Engineering (Vancouver, WA) offices. The Assistant Project Engineer will assist in providing management and engineering oversight to ensure the successful delivery of transportation design and construction projects, on schedule and within budget. In addition to project oversight, this position will provide staff a balanced workplace, promoting training and development for professional growth and upward mobility, employee safety, workforce diversity, and pride in ownership. Your work will be pivotal in meeting the goals of this agency.
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video:Why WSDOT?
This position will perform the following work:
Assist the Project Engineer in managing the daily operations of an engineering field office; assume authority in the absence of the Project Engineer.
Identify improvements to the State transportation system and manage assigned projects through project development, design, and construction administration activities.
Apply policy and standards to highway design and construction projects.
Implement Practical Solutions during project development and project delivery.
Through Inclusion, collaborate and build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
Oversee scope, schedule and budget issues affecting assigned projects.
Utilize effective engineering techniques and sound engineering judgment.
Ensure that projects are delivered in an environmentally responsible manner consistent with applicable laws.
Identify and manage project and delivery risks.
Communicate project status, performance, or critical issues with employees, region management, and external stakeholders.
Foster safe working environments by ensuring employees are trained, use proper PPE, and follow safety protocols.
Represent the office, Region, and organization through community engagement with local businesses, cities, and counties.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
A Professional Engineer license in the State of Washington.
A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or other closely related degree.
Knowledge of laws and regulations at the local, state and federal levels that impact delivery of transportation services.
Knowledge of laws and regulations that include those pertaining to environmental, land use, access management, real estate acquisition, and contract law.
Strong engineering background, experience managing and supervising design or construction contracts.
Strong skills in establishing plans and setting goals to achieve success, monitoring progress, making adjustments, measuring performance, and reporting actual progress.
Excellent knowledge of the department's design and construction principles and practices, contracting methods and procedures, stewardship agreement, and program accountability.
Effective communications skills both verbally and in writing.
The ability to manage and lead a diverse workforce.
The ability to travel in state to project sites and meetings.
The ability to make timely, effective decisions in the best interest of the department.
A strong working knowledge of principles of management and leadership.
Valid Driver's License.
From the hiring manager's perspective, the following skills and experience are preferred:
Four years of professional civil engineering experience, managing projects and directing staff.
Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or other closely related field of study.
Experience or knowledge of Department budgeting and planning processes.
Experience or knowledge of environmental documentation and permitting processes.
Familiarity with real estate acquisition processes.
Experience or knowledge of utility franchises and easements; experience leading complex project design and/or construction projects - providing guidance, mentoring, coaching, motivation, empowering sound decision-making.
How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click on the apply button at the top of this announcement, you may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach a cover letter and resume.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Rachel Giese at or email to . Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-WMS-4W040m.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and 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. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit _
Salary: $74,652.00 - $95,724.00 Annually
Location:* Cowlitz County Kelso, WA
Job Type:* Full Time - Permanent
Department:* Dept. of Transportation
Job Number:* 18DOT-WMS-4W040m
Agency:* State of Washington
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