The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Construction Division, Geotechnical Office in Tumwater, WA. is currently seeking an experienced geotechnical engineer to fill a managerial vacancy. The candidate selected for this position will serve as the geotechnical liaison between the Geotechnical Office and other WSDOT offices or consultants working on mega projects and alternative contract projects (Design Build) for WSDOT. This person will be responsible to ensure that departmental policies are followed in the development of those projects and that the geotechnical aspects of the projects are consistent with standards of practice and national codes.
WSDOT is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. WSDOT manages the world’s widest tunneling project and the world’s longest floating bridge. WSDOT’s diverse programs and projects are supported by more than 6,800 full-time employees, including engineers, vessel captains, maintenance technicians, environmental specialists, planners, and more. We take pride in our workforce and strive for excellence and integrity in everything we do.
This position will perform the following work:
• Serve as team leader for the geotechnical team and as technical expert team member on other project teams.
• Responsible for identifying geotechnical issues that may affect project design, construction, and delivery.
• Facilitate the development of team oriented solutions to minimize the impact of issues on scope, schedule, and budget.
• Mentor and train staff or team members on geotechnical issues and policy.
• Make team or staff project assignments to accomplish the geotechnical work.
• Develop scopes of work for consultant team members to accomplish the work.
• Review completed geotechnical designs and reports related to the project to ensure quality and consistency with standards of practice, national codes, departmental policies, and scopes of work.
• Review, approve, and authorize payments for invoices for services rendered by the geotechnical consultants.
• Develop the geotechnical portions of Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Requests for Proposal (RFP).
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering or closely related field. Education and training should include at least 20 quarter or 15 semester hours of college level courses in soil mechanics, foundation engineering, or geotechnical engineering.
• At least one year’s experience at the Transportation Engineer 4 level or equivalent.
• A Professional Engineer license (PE) or Engineering Geologist license is required.
• Advanced knowledge of geotechnical design, soil mechanics and seismic design.
• Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to document design recommendations and calculations for review and record retention.
• Ability to traverse uneven, rough, and steep terrain in inclement weather next to fast moving traffic.
• Valid driver’s license.
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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