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Transportation Engineer 3 In-Training

Olympia, WA

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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (WSDOT), State Materials Laboratory is currently seeking a Transportation Engineer 3 (In-Training)
to fill a vacancy in Tumwater, WA. This position supports highway construction projects statewide by providing expert and timely inspection of highway materials being fabricated and shipped to project work sites. This position is responsible for leading and supervising engineers to include managing inspection calls, updating calendars, and delegating inspection assignments. It is also responsible for leading and training in other duty stations.
This position includes an approved in-training plan; and can be filled at the Transportation Engineer 2 or 3 level. The salaries for each position are:
Transportation Engineer 2:
$56,580 - $76,092 annually, depending on qualifications
Transportation Engineer 3
: $62,436 - $83,988 annually, depending on qualifications
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This position will perform the following work:
Under the direct supervision of an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector, this position inspects steel highway bridges, bridge bearings, steel pedestrian bridges, structural steel for State Ferry systems, piling, sign structures, sign brackets, signal bridges, signal and luminaire standards, bridge rail, hand rail, field welded structural steel, field welded reinforcing steel, sandblast and coating operations including liquid coatings, powder coatings, and galvanizing.
Serves as a staff specialist inspecting all types of structures inspected by the Fabrication Inspection Office. This includes the inspection of shop fabricated prestressed concrete structures, precast concrete Three Sided Structures, precast concrete structural earth walls, noise barrier walls, bridge deck panels, pier caps, retaining walls, wall panels, wall stem panels, floor panels, and marine deck panels; precast concrete vaults, precast concrete box culverts, precast concrete culvert and sewer pipe, precast concrete traffic barrier, precast concrete drainage structures, precast concrete electrical cable vaults, pull boxes, junction boxes; metal castings, signing materials and mounting hardware, epoxy coated reinforcing steel, anchor bolts, high strength bolts, nuts, and washers; unfinished bolts, nuts, and washers; treated timber and lumber, wood bridges, and fabricated steel drainage frames and grates. Samples, tests, and inspects fabricated products and evaluates the quality of material and workmanship.
Inspects materials to identify nonconforming materials as early in the fabrication process as possible.
Monitors the manufacturing processes, witnesses or performs test or measurements of the completed product, collects and reviews all required documentation to assure compliance with Contract Provisions, and approves the finished product for shipment.
Identifies materials for acceptance in accordance with WSDOT Construction Manual and identifies items containing steel for foreign or domestic content.
Within scope, advises project and supplier personnel of materials found to be unacceptable and answers questions relative to materials involved.
Refers unusual or significant problems to supervisor.
Assists in performing and documenting verification inspection audits on Design Build projects.
Responsible for training, managing inspection calls, updating inspection calendars, and delegating inspection assignments to Transportation Engineer 2's.
Maintain an electronic Daily Inspection Report, maintains individual performance measure inspection Excel document, and prepares Materials Acceptance Reports for materials inspected and approved.
Prepares cost estimates for shop approvals and inspection costs to project offices as delegated by the supervising Transportation Engineer 4.
Above duties could require travel throughout the United States and other countries in the amount of 35% or as required.
An ideal candidate for this position must have:
Minimum of two years of fabrication inspection experience as a Transportation Engineer 2
or three years' experience in construction acceptance inspection
Valid Washington State driver's license
High School graduation or equivalent
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including spreadsheet, database, as well as other computer applications
Ability to coach/mentor/supervise staff and conduct interviews for hiring and promotional opportunities
Ability to work with a diverse staff
Ability to conduct investigations and disciplinary actions
Ability to travel Statewide, to other States and to other countries for extended periods of time to perform job duties
Ability to travel using various modes of transportation, which may include travel by car, bus, train, airplane, or boat
Ability to operate motor vehicles and travel long distances; up to 450 miles per day
Ability to use office and field equipment that includes but is not limited to operating computers, telephones, cell phones, and material testing equipment
Ability to communicated orally and in writing
Ability to direct and schedule the work of others
Ability to traverse uneven terrain on construction projects and work sites
Ability to read and understand and produce technical documents and computer program output
Ability to do math calculations by hand using calculators and computers, and understanding and interpret the results
Ability to consistently and dependably be at work and allow for flexibility in work schedules
Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
Ability to wear personal protection equipment that includes but is not limited to; safety shoes, ear protection, safety glasses, fall protection (harness), reflective safety vest, life jacket, hard hat, respirators, gloves, rain gear, and adequate clothing for specific work activities
Ability to see and hear to safely inspect structures, and fabricated materials
Ability to climb ladders and platforms, work at height, and work over water and in confined spaces
Ability to stand for long periods and walk for long distances
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. of materials or equipment independently or large amounts with assistance

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