About WSDOT 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 Are you a Civil Engineer game-changer? WSDOT is looking to hire an experienced Civil Engineer to provide expert, strategic traffic analysis and design guidance for all WSDOT & external projects and programs within Snohomish, Skagit Whatcom and Island counties of WSDOT’s Northwest Region (NWR). As the Area Traffic Engineer for the Mount Baker and Snohomish areas, this position will ensure consistency with all applicable federal, state, and local policies and standards. The incumbent will provide expert guidance for programs including the NWR Active Transportation Program, the regional Sound Transit program, and other transit agency projects.
This position must routinely apply engineering judgement in the absence of specific design and operation standards, requiring expertise and skills to determine actions in the best interest of WSDOT and the traveling public. If you are interested in taking on this rewarding challenge, we invite you to apply to lead this highly successful program, joining a team of outstanding staff to deliver the best results for WSDOT and the State of Washington.
What to Expect Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Snohomsh/Mt Baker Area Traffic Engineer will:
Provide expert and strategic guidance for a wide range of traffic engineering work on all highway projects within Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom & Island counties, directing work of several technical experts.
Routinely apply independent judgement for providing traffic engineering analysis, design & operations decisions, including on the most complex transportation projects in the state.
Provide traffic engineering expertise in managing the Active Transportation Program throughout the region.
Influence operational and programming decisions with the goal of optimizing motorized and non-motorized safety and mobility in the planning, design, construction, and operation stages of projects.
Identify projects for WSDOT to ensure consistency with the 20 Year System Plan, the Safety and Mobility program, Electrical Rehabilitation program, and Low Cost Traffic Enhancements program.
Lead the implementation of motorized and non-motorized operational devices and techniques, consistent with MUTCD and State traffic operation standards where applicable.
Represent WSDOT as the principal contact on matters pertaining to traffic operations in Mount Baker and Snohomish Areas within WSDOT and for public, local agencies, and developers.
Qualifications Minimum Requirements:
Current Driver’s License
Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering or similar degree.
Professional Civil Engineers License
Minimum of seven (7) years of practical experience in traffic design, traffic operations, freeway operations, construction traffic control, and/or highway safety management, with at least three (3) years spent developing and/or reviewing complex freeway/highway channelization
Extensive Knowledge of:
Traffic engineering principles, practices, and policies in the areas of traffic operations, freeway operations, traffic safety management, performance monitoring, and traffic modeling.
Current national and state standards in traffic engineering, channelization design, and traffic engineering related chapters of the WSDOT Design Manual.
Traffic data collection, analysis, and presentation in support of traffic planning.
Evaluate and implement process improvements.
Effectively communicate, negotiate, and partner with a variety of different individuals both internal and external to WSDOT.
Implement strategic direction and innovative approaches at a tactical level.
Develop and maintain meaningful partnerships with WSDOT HQ, regional executives, the public, media, elected officials, local public works staff, and other state agencies.
Masters of Science in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis on Traffic.
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification
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.
The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County Premium.
This position will require periodic travel throughout the region for meetings, conferences, and other business needs.
This position may require emergency response and/or attend meetings outside of normal scheduled hours.
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 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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
Contact us: For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-1W145e in the subject line.
Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
Additional Salary Information: The listed salary includes the Legislative approved King County premium
Internal Number: 20DOT-NWR-1W145e
About Washington State Department of Transportation
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.