WSDOT is currently looking for an enthusiastic engineer who has a passion for creative solutions, innovation, and can provide success in collaborative efforts. The incumbent will optimize traffic operations by contributing and sharing their skilled technical talent with the region's Traffic Office and will conduct systematic reviews of Region highways, concentrating on safety, mobility, congestion relief, traffic control devices, and make recommendations for highway improvements. This position will also assist in the project development process ensuring improvements are consistent with MUTCD and WSDOT standards, as well as developing low cost enhancements from field observations and traffic analysis.
At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented environment and enjoy continuously changing environment, and yet with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider a career opportunity with WSDOT.
This position will perform the following work:
•Perform traffic field assessments to identify, document, and communicate low and high cost recommendations.
•Assist in gathering and analyzing data, including channelization, signal warrants, signing, pavement markings, speed studies, intersection revision, and accident patterns.
•Implement programs that reduce accident rates and bring roadway section into compliance with the MUTCD and Department standards.
•Performs studies that include collecting horizontal curve data (ball banking), no pass inventory, sign inventory, and roadway delineation.
•Work with other staff members, local agencies, maintenance personnel, and the public to complete assigned work.
The ideal candidate for this position will have:
•A Bachelor Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and certification as an Engineer-In-Training OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Valid driver's license.
•Proficient use of computer, including knowledge of engineering and computer aided drafting software applications.
•The ability to travel throughout the region/state for conferences, meetings, and trainings.
•Perform independent field reviews while traversing uneven terrain.
•Exceptional communication skills both in oral and written form with the ability to translate and present technical information to diverse audiences.
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the Local 17, or arrange to pay to that union a fee equivalent to its regular monthly dues. The union shop provision shall be effective on the first day of the month following the employee's initial 30 days in this classification.
How to Apply: Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please go to www.careers.wa.gov. Filter by Department. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a letter of interest. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
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