The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineer for an opportunity with the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. The Assistant Project Engineer will assist the Project Engineer and 25 to 35 other engineers and technicians to deliver the construction phase of assigned portions of the multibillion dollar State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program (AWV Program).
The successful incumbent is responsible for ensuring all assigned projects on the AWV Program are managed according to WSDOT policy, designed and constructed in appropriate consideration of both WSDOT and local agency design standards, delivered on or before the legislatively identified schedule date, and within budget. Additionally, this position must proactively identify and manage project delivery risks, minimizing impacts to roadway users and neighboring communities while ensuring assigned projects are safe, constructible, maintainable and cost effective for all stakeholders, customers and the traveling public.
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This position will perform the following work:
Oversee and manage a satellite office of 25 to 35 engineers and engineering technicians.
Negotiate scope, schedule and budget for consultant contracts and contract supplements in conjunction with the AWV agreements support group.
Monitor and manage applicable consultant and local agency agreements for compliance with budget, scope, schedule, tracking of acceptable completion of deliverables and initiating associated payments.
Ensure that Federal, State, and local agency standards and policies are followed and projects are constructed in accordance with proper engineering standards.
Develop delivery goals and milestones in conjunction with AWV senior management and communicate updates to assigned staff.
Continually identify and assess project risks and opportunities and develop mitigation strategies to reduce overall project risk.
Proactively work with and partner with contractors to deliver active construction projects with the best possible quality, budget and schedule results within the terms of the contract.
Perform independent engineering, constructability, and cost analysis of all changes to active construction contracts, and prepare proper change justification documentation and obtain all change approvals as applicable.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Professional Engineering License in the State of Washington.
Knowledge of WSDOT’s highway engineering practices and policies, technical procedures and management processes.
Knowledge of highway design, plans, specifications and estimate preparation.
Knowledge of highway construction and construction practices.
Understanding of design-build and design bid-build contracting methods.
Knowledge of state and agency budgeting program management and reporting processes.
Skills in managing a professional engineering organization and effectively communicating with consultants, local jurisdictions, and the public.
Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Eirik Landes at 360-705-7758 or email to LandesE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-WMS-8W022.
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and 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. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.
Internal Number: 18DOT-WMS-8W022
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