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Otak Inc. Civil/Transportation Project Engineer in Redmond, Washington

If you agree that working collaboratively with others is fun and creates the best results, and that positively impacting the communities you serve is a big motivator, then read on!

Otak, Inc. is seeking a Civil/Transportation Project Engineer. In this role, you will exercise your design talents on a wide variety of projects ranging from municipal roadways to soft and hard-surface trails; unique underpasses and bridges; site/civil in national parks or university campuses; and utility projects for various municipal, state, federal and private clients. There will be opportunities to take your projects from concept through construction.

The successful candidate will design multi-disciplinary projects and use engineering judgment to transform design concepts into high quality construction drawings and technical specifications. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic.

This position may be based out of our Redmond or Everett, WA office location.

  • Manage tasks and teams associated with transportation projects.
  • Perform design services related to roadway and site layout, grading, drainage, utilities, and erosion control in conformance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Prepare construction plans using AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/OpenRoads.
  • Prepare specifications and cost estimates.
  • Plan and coordinate projects with limited supervision.
  • Assist in assigning duties and schedules to team members.
  • Participate in preparing proposals and project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Participate in Business Development based on strong client relationships.
  • Provide construction support services.

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent education is required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Civil Engineer, with an emphasis on transportation, public infrastructure, drainage, utilities, site development, and civic projects for municipal and private clients.
  • Professional Engineering License required, including obtaining a Washington State PE License within 6 months of hire.
  • Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/OpenRoads.
  • Knowledge of local and state regulations and codes, including AASHTO, NACTO, and MUTCD design guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a creative, professional team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience, qualifications, and work location as well as market and business considerations.

Salary Range: $87,000 - $125,000 per year


At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you're at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; discretionary performance bonuses; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, HRA/HSA; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; a hybrid work schedule; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more! If you are out of the area and interested in relocating for this opportunity, relocation assistance may be provided.* *The successful candidate for this position may be eligible for a signing bonus!