Assistant Region Administrator for Multi-Modal Development & Delivery

  • Full Time
  • Tumwater

WA State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Olympic Region has a vital opportunity for a professional engineering leader.

The Olympic Region (OR) is one of six geographic regions within the State of Washington. The OR Assistant Region Administrator provides leadership, management, oversight and administration of the OR planning, programming and project development programs and offices. In this role you will also serve as the designated appointing authority for the OR Development organizations approving new hires, promotions, transfers and corrective actions in accordance with the Merit System Rules and collective bargaining agreements.

The professional selected for this position will help develop all region policies, provide input to all other statewide policies and must be able to deliver strategies for oversight and implementation of the Region’s multi-modal development and delivery program. For additional and more specific regional information, please visit

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This position will perform the following work:

  • Act on behalf of the Regional Administrator in their absence.
  • Provide scope, schedule, budget oversight, guidance and decisions during all project phases.
  • Provide oversight to ensure planning, programming and design decisions, documentation, rights of way acquisition and construction administration follows the guidelines and policies established in the WSDOT Design Manual and the Federal Highway Administration Stewardship Agreement.
  • Develop Region policies for planning project development, environmental, real estate, utilities and construction functions.
  • Collaborate with other senior managers in developing budgets/programs and overarching organizational issues.
  • Coordinate with external partners to ensure effective and efficient delivery of both WSDOT projects and local agency projects.
  • Serve on various committees and task forces, which may include elected officials, other agencies and citizen groups.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Professional Civil Engineer License (Required to obtain a WA State PE license within six months of appointment).
  • Extensive knowledge of complex highway projects, administration policies, right of way acquisition processes and permitting requirements.
  • Ability to plan and monitor the delivery of planning, preliminary engineering and right of way programs.
  • Strong leadership skills to evaluate, lead, coach, mentor and train a diverse workforce.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to a wide variety of stakeholders, customers, workforce, public and media.
  • Ability to write, review, and interpret technical and professional documents.
  • Ability to plan a project development program extending four or more years beyond the currently funded program.
  • Possess computer skills necessary to store, retrieve, and produce information.
  • Experience collaborating and working effectively with stakeholders both inside and outside the agency.
  • Ability to asses risk and make decision with limited information.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred/Desired Education, Experience, and Competencies:

  • Formal education (BSCE, etc.) in the field of civil or transportation engineering.
  • Six years of engineering experience at progressively responsible levels to include managing an engineering organization.
  • Background in project and personnel management.
  • Ability to recognize and mentor future organizational leaders.

How to Apply:

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click here. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us:

For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-WMS-3W002.

WSDOT 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

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