Job Opening for Transportation Engineer 2 In-Training in State of Washington Dept. of Transportation (Union Gap, WA)



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Job Category : Engineering
Company Name: State of Washington Dept. of Transportation
Position Name: Transportation Engineer 2 In-Training
Location : Union Gap, WA
Job Description : 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 is currently seeking Transportation Engineer 2’s for our South Central Region. This position supports WSDOT’s mission by ensuring that highway construction projects are designed, constructed, and administered in compliance with agency policies, procedures, and practices. This is accomplished by performing basic engineering tasks in support of the work assigned to the Project Engineering Office.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
Responsible for the inspection of contractor’s work.
HMA and PCCP paving, bridge and structures, earthwork, drainage, electrical, guardrail, pavement markings and other work associated with WSDOT contracts.
Perform as the lead inspector on smaller projects.
Compare the work completed against contract requirements.
Document in the form of an Inspectors Daily Report.
Perform material testing.
Interpret contract plans and provisions as well as several other WSDOT manuals.
Completion of design project files, design documentation, scoping and construction cost estimates, contract plans and provisions and other documentation.
Prepare contract provisions, and field work in the development of the same.
Collect of topographic survey data.
Assist in the training of others.
This position has been approved for in-training; therefore, it may be filled at the Transportation Engineer 1 or 2 level.

Required qualifications for the Transportation Engineer 1 level:

Bachelor’s degree in civil or transportation engineering.

Required qualifications for the Transportation Engineer 2 level:

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 as an entry level engineer in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, traffic, transportation or closely related field.

Two (2) years of experience as a Transportation Engineer 1, Transportation Technician 3, Bridge Engineer 1, or equivalent or as entry level engineer in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, traffic, transportation, or closely related field.
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 the above qualifications, candidates at any level are required to have:

Valid driver license.
Knowledge of general transportation and engineering principals.

Communication Skills/Abilities:

Ability to convey ideas and facts orally and in writing to team members, supervisors, support groups and the public using a language that the audience will best understand.
Research and Analytical Skills/Abilities:

Ability to utilize the Design Manual, Plans Prep Manual, Standard Plans, Standard Specifications, and other WSDOT manuals and policies when developing and documenting the design of transportation projects.
Physical Abilities:

Ability to safely lift materials and equipment up to 40 pounds and assist with lifting up to 70 pounds throughout the work shift. Ability to perform field work on various terrains and in varying climates for the purpose of obtaining data for the preparation for estimates and design documentation backup.
Computer Skills/Abilities:

Ability to use a computer and learn software used for the design of projects and studies such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MicroStation, InRoads, and other software specific to WSDOT.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Engineer In Training Certificate.
Certified Qualified Inspector, ACI Certification, WATAC Certification
Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions throughout the Region per business needs.
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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit
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.
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.
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 may contact the listed Recruiter.
Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-SCR-51278m in the subject line.

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