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Entry-Level Engineering

The Transportation Engineer 1 is the Department of Transportation's entry-level engineering position. College engineering students / graduates are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity. Depending on your interests, education and background, it is possible to plan a career from this entry-level position to the top of the career path! There are also many possible moves within a career path that will add challenge and career satisfaction.

Agency Profile:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) values its employees, challenges them to continuously improve the way we do business, to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, and to carry out their duties in an ethical manner. WSDOT is a multi-modal transportation agency in one of the fastest growing areas of the country, responsible for planning, building and operating a complex highway system in addition to operating a large ferry system and freight and passenger rail system.

Ideal Candidate Profile:
A bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering or you will earn your degree within the next 9 months and Certification as an Engineer-In-Training (EIT).

Special Notes
This position is covered by a union shop provision. Therefore as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of P.T.E, Local 17 and pay dues or as a non-member pay agency shop fee, non-association fee or a representation fee. The union shop provision shall be effective no later than the 30th day following the effective date of the appointment.

$43,572 - $57,240 annually depending on qualifications plus outstanding benefits.

Application Instructions: The open recruitment for TE 1s is currently on-hold until further notice. For questions about future opportunities, please contact Ted Koska at (360) 705-7509 or email us at

To view a full list of employment opportunities that WSDOT has to offer, please go to our Jobs Listing Page.

This announcement is published by the Washington State Department of Transportation. The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 705-7105. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1. For questions about this recruitment call (360) 705-7509 or email at