Environmental Documentation and Permits Team Lead – Transportation Engineer 3

  • Full Time
  • Tumwater

WA State Department of Transportation

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is looking for a dynamic Environmental Documentation and Permits Team Lead to join the team in Tumwater, WA. In this role, you will serve as the lead Environmental Coordinator and supervise the Documentation and Permit team within the Region Environmental and Hydraulic Services Office (EHS). The individual in this role will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the work activities of the team in support of highway improvement projects by evaluating proposed design and construction methods to identify project impacts, completing environmental review documentation, acquiring environmental permits and ensuring environmental compliance.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:

  • Investigate project locations, including developed and uneven, unstable, slippery and steep undeveloped terrain.
  • Plan, prepare for and lead EHS and project office coordination of project support.
  • Direct or coordinates preparation of environmental studies such as traffic noise, air quality, hazardous materials, environmental justice and cultural resources.
  • Plan, organize, and lead the work of the documentation and permit team.
  • Responsible for preparation of environmental documentation and permit applications, acquiring permit approvals, ensuring compliance with environmental commitments, and coordinating with technical subject matter experts.
  • Coordinate with engineering design teams to analyze engineering details of proposed highway improvements.
  • Assist the EHS Manager and Assistant Manager in all matters related to the Documentation and Permit Team.
  • Use a computer to evaluate data, prepare and generate reports and input data in spreadsheets and databases.
  • Participate in work group safety plans, look for ways to prevent accidents, immediately identify hazards and safety concerns.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major of study in one of the following or similar fields: transportation engineering, planning or environmental studies.
  • At least one (1) year of experience as a Transportation Engineer 2 or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of experience preparing federal and state environmental documentation and environmental permit applications for highway improvement projects.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with environmental documentation and permits as they relate to transportation projects.
  • Proficient knowledge of engineering principles, methods, and practices.
  • Ability to lead and supervise staff in the preparation of environmental documentation and acquisition of environmental permits.
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge and experience with transportation project design and highway construction practices.
  • Proficiency and knowledge of environmental law, regulations and WSDOT’s Environment Procedure manual.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license.

How to Apply:

Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click here. You may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide a cover letter. 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 lovelyr@wsdot.wa.gov.  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-30216.

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 https://www.uscis.gov/.

To apply for this job email your details to lovelyr@wsdot.wa.gov.


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