Washington State Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering Lead-In Training in Shoreline, Washington


The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation is in need of a Hydraulics & Environmental Engineering Lead. We are looking for a professional engineer that is as comfortable in the office as they are in the field. You will serve as the region's expert in the field of hydraulics and environmental engineering techniques for fish passage, streambank stabilization, geometric stormwater designs, and other exciting projects. We are looking for someone who is team oriented and an excellent communicator to be able to coach others and document findings in writing. This is a great fit for a motivated individual with a desire to work with dynamic systems, environmental stewardship, and have a positive impact on transportation solutions for the population of Washington State.

Note: These in-training positions offer a career path and on-the-job training, and allow you to progress through the Transportation Engineer field, achieving the goal class of a Transportation Engineer 4. Candidates will be considered as a Transportation Engineer 3 or Transportation Engineer 4 depending on qualifications. The salary levels for each are:

Transportation Engineer 3: $61,212-$80,304

Transportation Engineer 4: $67584-$88,656

This position will perform the following work:

  • Analysis of riverine systems, including hydrology, using various one and two dimensional computer flow modals
  • Design hydraulic structures that act as habitat restoration or include habitat restoration components
  • Design of streambank stabilization measures
  • Designs and reviews complex and unique storm drain systems, culverts, box culverts, large span arches, fish passage structures, open channel flow, and energy dissipaters
  • Responsible for design, construction, and maintenance support for hydraulics and hydrology
  • Provides final review and concurrence on NWR hydraulic reports for headquarters hydraulics
  • Use appropriate design guidelines to predict scour depths at bridges, intermediate pier locations and bridge span lengths in support of the bridge office
  • Identifies scour critical bridges on existing highways and support the state hydraulic engineer in making recommendations for repairs or monitoring of these structures during times of flooding.
  • Performs backwater analysis with various one or two dimensional numerical models for determining regulatory flood elevation for river channels and bridge openings
  • Serves an expert on various floodplain regulations
  • Participates in statewide storm water planning activities representing WSDOT interests, reviews and evaluates Developer agreements, utility permits/Franchises
  • Conduct training on hydraulics and hydrology issues at the state, region, office, and personal level as needed.
  • Provide instructions on the use of hydraulics analysis software when requested by region personnel

From the hiring authority's perspective, viable and competitive candidates should meet or exceed many of these desirable qualifications:

  • Must be registered as a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Washington, or ability to gain license within the timelines of the in-training plan
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil engineering, or other closely related field, or Engineer in training Certificate
  • Extensive knowledge of bridge scour and various design guidelines for establishing the safety of highway bridges during periods of excessive flooding
  • Knowledge and experience with fish passage design criteria
  • Experience working with environmental regulatory agencies and tribes
  • Extensive knowledge of 2D hydraulic modeling
  • Ability to write and support the Hydraulic Manual and Highway Runoff Manual
  • Ability to use specialty software including but not limited to HEC-RAS, FESWMS, MGSFlood, and Stormshed and the ability to calibrate and interpret these models for complex hydrologic and hydraulic issues throughout the state and to store, retrieve, and produce information
  • Ability to provide final review and concurrence of NWR hydraulic reports
  • Ability to serve as a statewide technical specialist in the fields of complex river engineering, hydraulics and bridge scour
  • Ability to understand and interpret hydraulic, storm water and environmental processes, rules and regulations
  • Ability to coach and mentor region employees on hydraulic topics
  • Ability to organize and deliver training on stormwater, hydraulic and hydrologic topics to other designers statewide
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems

Who We are: For over 100 years, WSDOT has been innovating, refining, and improving the transportation industry to better help the citizens and wildlife of Washington State. WSDOT is responsible for more than 20,000 lane-miles of roadway, nearly 3,000 vehicular bridges and 524 other structures. As part of that responsibility, we protect air and water quality, communities, and roadsides. We strive for excellence and progression in an ever-changing world. The Northwest region is the largest region within the Washington State Department of Transportation. We span five counties and cover the most populous part of the state.

This position is open until filled –*However, the first group of candidates will be reviewed on Sept. 29, 2017*

How to Apply: *Applications for this recruitment will be accepted _electronically_. Please hit the *large apply button at the top of this announcement, you may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position, you will need to attach a resume and answer the supplemental questions. Be prepared to provide references at the time of interview.

Contact us: *For inquiries about this position, please contact *Jessica Mango *at *206-440-4066 or Mangoj@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 17DOT-NWR-12781.

*The Washington State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Talent Acquisition Unit, Office of Human Resources, at 360.705.7042 or email at *jobinfo@wsdot.wa.gov.

Salary: $61,212.00 - $88,656.00 Annually

Location: King County - Shoreline, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Transportation

Job Number: 17DOT-NWR-12781

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov