Jan 01, 2022

Transporation Engineer II

  • Washingon State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
Full time Engineering Transportation Engineer

Job Description

WSDOT is currently seeking an innovation and talented individual to fill a vacant Transportation Engineer 2 position located in Tumwater. This position will serve as a Design Engineer responsible for all civil aspects of project design including roadway, stormwater, earthwork, cost estimating, design documentation and preparation of plans, specifications and engineers estimates (PS&E) for construction contracts. Our top candidate must be detail-oriented, possess outstanding technical skills, and have the ability to work comfortably at a desk.

What to Expect

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

Prepare and review design, documentation, contract plans, specifications, and cost estimates for geometric and stormwater design and documentation.
Use engineering design tools including MicroStation and InRoads to develop roadway geometric elements that meet WSDOT Design Manual standards.
Write design documents as required in the Design Manual, including tech memos, Intersection Control Evaluation, Access Revision Report and Design Analysis.
Analyze projects to determine applicable stormwater requirements.
Design conveyance systems, stormwater treatment and flow control Best Management Practices (BMPs).
Develop conceptual plans, write technical requirements, and compile contract appendices for design-build request for proposal documents.


To be considered for this opportunity, at least one of the following are required:

Two years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1 or equivalent.
Certification as an Engineer-in-Training and one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1 or equivalent.
A Master’s degree with major study in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, traffic, transportation, or a closely related field.

In addition to one of the above, the following are also required:

Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles, methods and practices and the ability to apply them to the assigned projects to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures.
Experience communicating to multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
Proven skills to examine, develop, and propose alternate solutions to complex elements of a project.
Experience in reviewing engineering plans and specifications for compliance with established standards.
Experience in being able to effectively work both individually and within a diverse team environment.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Experience in working independently and prioritize workload and handle multiple assignments.

It Is Preferred That Qualified Candidates Also Have

Knowledge in the use of InRoads for design projects per WSDOT standards.
Knowledge in the use of Microstation for plan sheet development per WSDOT standards.
Certification as an Engineer-in-Training.
Professional Engineer License in Washington State.

Important Notes

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. However, the first review of applications will be conducted February 8, 2021. 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.


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 10 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.

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How to ApplyApplications 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.

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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. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

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For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at click apply. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-OR-30010 in the subject line.

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