Please note: t his recruitment has been revised to include additional Deputy Program positions. Applicants who have previously applied do not need to reapply.
Position Profile: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking three (3) Deputy Program Administrators to lead engineering, design and construction delivery functions of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Capital Construction Program (SR 520); the SR 167/SR 509 Puget Sound Gateway Program; and the I-405/SR 167 Mega Project Program. As the second in command of their assigned Program, the Deputy Program Administrator is a key senior leader, providing direction and oversight to communications, budget and finance, right-of-way, and environmental teams within the program.
Responsibilities for these positions include initial planning; developing and implementing strategic program delivery initiatives program management oversight from scoping through completion of construction; and establishing and implementing program management policy. The Deputy Program Administrator will collaborate with State and Federal representatives, local elected officials and agencies, University of Washington, Tribal Governments, and stakeholder groups to ensure successful program risk management, conflict resolution, and the development and implementation of communications strategies for the program.
An ideal candidate for this position will have experience believing in and promoting transparency and accountability while working to deliver a program on time and within budgets. This requires strategic planning and someone who has experience developing comprehensive risks and mitigating strategies.
This position will perform the following:
- Coordinate all projects in their assigned Program to ensure project elements (design, traffic control, staging) are coordinated across boundaries, are constructible within spatial and schedule constraints, minimizing overlaps and eliminating gaps that could cause rework.
- Coordinate corridor value engineering, constructability planning, and maintenance of traffic planning efforts to ensure risk management integration across projects.
- Represent their assigned Program to a wide variety of interests including the media, citizens, local jurisdictions, legislators, tribal agencies, business, property owners, and stakeholders.
- Continually identify and assess project risks and opportunities and develop mitigation strategies to reduce the overall project risk profile as appropriate.
- Determine and guide the direction taken by WSDOT to solve problems necessary to meet project scope, budget, and delivery timelines.
- Deliver their assigned Program projects on time and within budget; track overall project progress, staffing, and set work priorities.
- Serve as a member of WSDOT state or nationally appointed policy teams and committees.
- Resolve conflicts that may arise internally or between the department and other agencies or community groups.
- Ability to travel around the region and state
- Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Washington or another state equivalent to Washington State regulations. Candidates with out-of-state PE licenses must be able to obtain a license in Washington State within 4 months of hire
- Valid Washington State Driver's license
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely related field
- Knowledge of laws and regulations including those impacting delivery of transportation services, pertaining to environmental, real estate acquisitions and contract law
WSDOT is most interested in candidates who meet or exceed the following:
- Twelve years progressive managerial experience working on large, complicated highway projects in urban settings
- A strong background in management, communication skills, engineering principals and knowledge of State and local environmental regulations
- Supervisory experience that includes hiring, mentoring, and disciplinary actions
- Professional engineering knowledge to make appropriate decisions related to both design and construction
- Experience solving engineering problems, managing risk, and implementing strategic plans
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Contact us: For inquiries about this position, please contact Amy Fermo at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-WMS-8W118.
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, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons 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 https://www.uscis.gov/ .