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Transportation Engineer 3 - Team Leader

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State Of Washington Bellingham , WA 98226

Posted 3 months ago


The Opportunity:

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has a great opportunity for a motivated Engineer who has strong leadership skills and an exceptional aptitude for managing projects.

The Project Engineering Office located in Bellingham, WA is looking for a Team Leader who will be responsible for leading staff in the design, construction and administration of multiple projects to improve State Highways. We are looking for a well-rounded engineer who enjoys learning and is excited about taking on new challenges. This position will initially be filling the Design Team Leader role within the Bellingham Project Office, but will be asked to lead construction and/or administration teams in the future.

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.

At WSDOT, 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 perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

The Team Lead will perform supervisory level civil engineering tasks and will:

  • Lead and mentor a team of engineers and technicians.

  • Ensure successful delivery of assigned projects and that they meet current standards and guidelines.

  • Manage scope, schedule, and budget of assigned projects.

  • Identify, communicate, and track project risks.

  • Review and recommend engineering solutions.

  • Review and/or produce technical documents (reports, design documentation, plans, specification, and estimates).

  • Provide technical guidance and direction regarding WSDOT standards and procedures to staff.

  • Oversee contract administration and compliance requirements.

  • Prepare and review change orders and supporting documentation.

  • Provide training, coaching, and performance evaluations for staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Three years of Construction Administration or Civil Engineering experience; or 1 year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent.

  • Knowledgeable in interpreting contract documents, manuals, and specifications.

  • Knowledge of project management and reporting practices.

  • Experience with construction budget tracking systems and scheduling

  • Experience leading and managing teams.

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.

  • Proven ability to review engineering plans and specifications for compliance with established standards.

  • Ability to work a variety of shifts including evening, night, weekends, and overtime as needed.

  • Ability to mentor, coach and supervise staff and effectively implement development strategies.

  • A valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field of study strongly preferred.

  • Professional Engineering license or EIT desired.

How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large "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 part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at 360-705-7758 or email to Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-NWR-10355.

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

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