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Scoping Engineer | Transportation Engineer 2

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
The Northwest Region Program Development Office has a great opportunity for an experienced engineer to contribute in the development of the Northwest Region highway construction program. This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic engineering program office; the future incumbent will have the potential to grow their career and working knowledge. 
The Scoping & Estimating engineer will develop scope and estimates for future preservation, safety improvement and mobility projects that form the construction program. From field work for site investigation and collect data, to crafting a scope and estimate for a highway construction project – this position is an excellent career path 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 is the position for you!
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Scoping & Estimating Engineer will:
  • Manage and coordinate NWR scoping activities with internal and external partners.
  • Research engineering records, contract plans, and reports for use in developing scoping documents and cost estimates for proposed WSDOT construction projects.
  • Read and comprehend engineering reports/analysis and develop solutions to address deficiencies.
  • Represent WSDOT at meetings with the public and state and local agencies.
  • Maintain, monitor, and update the Project Summary database to ensure all available data is accurate and reasonable.
  • Collect field data and pertinent information from internal and external resources needed to develop scoping solutions and estimates.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant applications for additional federal and state funding.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1Transportation Technician 3, or equivalent; OR
  • Engineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification AND one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician, or equivalent; OR
  • Master’s degree with a major study in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Traffic, Transportation, or closely related field.
  • Current unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Working knowledge of engineering standards and procedures
  • Ability to perform field reviews and collect data for purpose scoping and estimating projects.
  • Ability to employ effective written and verbal means to document and communicate important observations and information.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Proficient use of ArcGIS Desktop software and ArcGIS Explorer
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
Important Notes
  • The listed salary includes Legislative approved King County Premium pay.
  • Travel is an expectation of the position and may be required on a regular, sporadic or as needed basis.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be remote in a telework capacity full-time. Once the restrictions are lifted, WSDOT supports a flexible work schedule with partial telework opportunities, depending on businesses needs and prior supervisor approval.
  • Applications will be evaluated weekly throughout this recruitment process, with the first review date on November 30th. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer positions at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
  • 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. Once COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are lifted, there are a number of flexible schedule options available to staff, including occasional telework for eligible positions. 
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 10 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 – Our 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.

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Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-12792 in the subject line.

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