WSDOT E1 Openings

The Washington State Department of Transportation has several openings at their Bellingham, Burlington, and Mount Vernon offices for a Transportation Engineer 1.  These entry-level civil engineering opportunities are located north of Seattle in Skagit and Whatcom counties. These positions will allow the selected applicants to learn about working for a public agency and apply their classroom skills to real world applications.

These positions will perform the following work:

  • Perform a variety of skilled design support tasks using engineering standards and computer programs
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of project documentation
  • Provide information and supporting documentation to WSDOT specialty groups
  • Work as a collaborative team member with specialty groups to prepare project development documents
  • Participate in public meetings
  • Assist in the preparation of project schedules and report on the status of projects and deliverables regularly
  • Work as an assistant on-site inspector on construction projects
  • Assist in the collection and testing of material samples
  • Assist the office engineer in the administration of WSDOT contracts and other assigned tasks

The Ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited college or University with major study in civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics, traffic, transportation, or a closely related field OR certification as an Engineer-in-Training
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Ability to communicate, interact and coordinate work activities with peers, supervisors, Project Engineers, local agencies, support groups, consultants and support group staff verbally and in writing
  • Ability to learn and apply design, inspection, and construction documentation processes within WSDOT
  • Ability to learn and utilize computer software including Microsoft Office, Micro-Station, and In-Roads
  • Ability to work overtime, nights, and weekends as needed

How to Apply:  Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Visit to apply.

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