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Design/Construction Team Leads (TE3) - Chehalis & Vancouver

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure 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 has exciting opportunities for three motivated individuals who have strong leadership skills and exceptional aptitude for managing projects. The Project Engineering Offices in Chehalis and Vancouver are looking for Transportation Engineer 3s to serve as Design Team Leads for the Area Engineer on one or more projects. These positions will manage and mentor team members and provide guidance regarding design and construction functions to ensure that WSDOT projects meet established standards, policies, and procedures. We are seeking well-rounded engineers who enjoy learning and possess excitement about taking on new challenges. If you are passionate about leading teams, project delivery, continuous improvement and helping individuals develop and grow, we encourage you to apply.

What to Expect

Occasional field work performed with the purpose of observation and information gathering. Exposure to hazards include traffic, noise, construction, weather, and uneven terrain.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within these roles, the Design Team Leads will:

* Serve as Construction and Design Team Lead for the Area Engineer on one or more projects.
* Lead a team or teams of designers and provide guidance, as necessary, in delivery of assigned projects.
* Participate in the implementation and development of pre-activity safety plans.
* Ensure design of highway projects are developed according to the current and appropriate Federal, WSDOT, and local guidelines and procedures.
* Lead project scoping and project definition development.
* Evaluate alternate designs requiring detailed analysis of accident data, capacity studies, hydraulics, etc.
* Lead a team that prepares and/or reviews design documentation, reports, calculations, estimates, etc., following design manual guidance for design documentation package and project file.
* Prepare plans, estimates, special provisions, specifications, and other information needed for project completion applying agency policies, standards, and procedures as well as transportation engineering principles.
* Perform field site assessments and gather field data.
* Research highway vicinity as-built information and traffic data.


To be considered for these opportunities, the following are required:

* Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2, or equivalent.
* Experience implementing WSDOT design, construction practices and procedures.
* Experience in communicating to multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
* Proven skills in research and interpretation of contract provisions, plans, drawings, and details.
* A valid unrestricted Driver's License.

It is preferredthat qualified candidates also have:

* Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field.
* Engineer-In-Training Certification (EIT).
* Four (4) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent engineering experience.
* Experience with coordinating multiple projects with design and construction team leaders and prioritizing assignments.
* Experience assigning tasks and responsibilities to staff for both design and construction projects.
* The ability to supervise staff (assign, train, and evaluate performance).
* Knowledge of each position under direct supervision.
* Demonstrated competency in all aspects of project delivery: scoping, design, construction inspection, and construction administration.

Important Notes

* Application review will begin on December 27, 2021. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.

* This recruitment will be used to fill three (3) permanent Transportation Engineer 3 positions: one (1) in Chehalis and two (2) in Vancouver. This recruitment may also be used to fill additional vacated positions.

* By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This 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.


* 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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
* Paid Leave - In addition to 11 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.
* PlanFor 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.

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 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.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

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 maycontact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visitwww.uscis.gov

Contact us

For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-SWR-40540m in the subject line.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Design/Construction Team Leads (TE3) - Chehalis & Vancouver, Other , Olympia, Washington

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