State of Washington
State of Washington is looking for a Bridge Engineer 7 – Seismic & Foundation Specialist #EngineerJobs
Description About WSDOT 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. The Opportunity WSDOT Bridge & Structures Office, Structural Design Unit is currently seeking to fill a Bridge Engineer 7 Seismic and Foundation Specialist position in Tumwater, WA. This position is relied upon for expert-level knowledge in substructure and seismic design practices. In addition, the person in this position will maintain and update office practices regarding substructure/seismic design through regular updates to the WSDOT Bridge Design Manual and provide training and supervision to less-experienced Engineers. The BE7 Seismic and Foundation Specialist will also perform as a Senior Structural Designer/Project Coordinator on major projects in the Design Group and will be assigned highly specialized design assignments as directed. This position will serve as the designated technical specialist in the field of substructure and seismic design as related to bridge and structural engineering. This position is the main resource for WSDOT and other governmental agencies in the field of its specialty. What to Expect WSDOT is known for its bridge design and bridge inspection technical expertise. Our professional staff are motivated and trained to design optimum solutions for complex and challenging projects, and also to preserve our large and valuable inventory of existing bridges and structures. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Engineer 7 will: Serve as a Senior Structural Designer or Bridge Design Coordinator on major projects. Provide complex structural design work for major projects. Review structural design work completed by less-experienced Engineers. Track overall Project progress for conformance to schedules. Coordinate with Region engineering staff for successful project completion. Review AASHTO specifications and provide expert interpretation of design criteria, procedures and specifications. Review new criteria, procedures, and specifications for emerging technology for adoption by WSDOT. Network with statewide, national, and international experts and represent WSDOT in dealing with other organizations, such as institutions, consultants, other governmental agencies, universities, researchers, and industry. Directly supervise up to four Structural Detailers, providing mentoring and guidance. Provide substructure and seismic design and analysis technical support to other Engineers within the Bridge Office, and, when required, to other divisions within WSDOT, other governmental agencies, and consultants. Act as Bridge Technical Advisor (BTA) in the support of Region construction projects. Provide and/or plan design reviews for challenging or unusual substructure or seismic designs. Initiate, prepare reviews, and coordinate updates and revisions to the WSDOT Bridge Design Manual and Standard Specifications. Qualifications To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required: Bachelor’s of Science, Masters, or PhD in Civil/Structural Engineering. Registration in Washington State as a Structural Engineer. At least two (2) years of work experience as a Bridge Engineer 5 or 6, or equivalent. Possession of expert-level knowledge in the field of Specialty. Expert-level knowledge must include conducting Push-Over analysis to determine seismic displacement capacity. At least four (4) years of experience designing bridge substructures in high seismic regions. Ability to communicate complex structural issues in simple, understandable language, both verbally and in writing. Ability to act as a Team Leader. Thorough familiarity and proficiency with software analysis, design and detailing tools used in the Office; CSI Bridge, PG Super, LPile, Bridge Link software package, GTStrudl, etc. It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Working knowledge of CAD software used in the WSDOT Bridge Office (MicroGDS or MicroStation). Experience in design build, design bid build, and other alternative project delivery methods. Important Notes This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs. In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in of the Washington Administrative Code. * WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit Why WSDOT Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity. Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees may earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year! Tuition Assistance – Permanent 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. Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to for more information. Check out this video to learn more: 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 explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role. Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the References section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. Please click the “APPLY” button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application for this opportunity. 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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. 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 Contact us For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese, at . Please be sure to reference 23DOT-HQ-01876 in the subject line.