Asset Management Engineer

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent $92,836 - $124,878 Per year WA Washington State Department Of Transportation, 330 6th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States Apply before 6/25/2024 11:59


Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is a multimodal organization with a global reputation for excellence! Our dedicated workforce is responsible to plan, design, build, and operate an integrated transportation system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods throughout the state. In addition to maintaining over 18,000 lane miles of state highway and 4,100 bridges, WSDOT manages the world's longest floating bridge, executes an award-winning Active Transportation Plan, holds a record for the world's widest tunneling project, and operates the largest ferry system in the nation! 
The Washington State Ferry (WSF) system is essential to Washington's transportation network, linking communities on both sides of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. There are over 400 sailings each day on 10 ferry routes.  WSF transports nearly 17 million passengers a year and has more than 1,800 employees. Employees perform a variety of duties on vessels, in terminals, at the maintenance facility, and at the Seattle headquarters. 
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking an Asset Management Engineer to help manage WSF’s Terminal Engineering Asset Management Program. 
In this position, you will maintain and monitor the performance of the WSF’s terminal assets that includes movable bridges, fixed vehicle approach structures (trestles), berthing structures, buildings, pavement, IT, security, ticketing, and passenger loading systems. You will work with the Terminal Engineering Asset Management Model to evaluate asset performance and identify capital program needs. 
This position will also develop the scoping list required each biennium for the Terminal Engineering Department. This position is responsible for reviewing scoping results and updating the program delivery plan as needed. 
 What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you/the Asset Management Engineer will:

  • Collect, compile, maintain, and update the asset inventory data for WSF Terminals.
  • Coordinate with the Terminal Engineering Facilities team to track inspections and condition ratings of assets.
  • Maintain, update, and improve the Asset Management Model.
  • Identify functional deficiencies in Terminal assets and recommend upgrades. 
  • Strategically package asset replacement needs into capital projects for programming in the capital program plan and track their replacement.
  • Perform whole life-cycle benefit-cost analyses to compare various alternatives for capital projects.
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on the impact of the Terminal Engineering capital program on specific asset management and program performance measures and targets.
  • Interact with the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and coordinate with the CMMS team to update assets and components in CMMS as needed.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences, or a degree in Financial Economics or Statistics.
  • Four (4) years of professional experience involving analysis and evaluation of complex technical/engineering/financial issues and finding creative solutions. 
  • Conceptual knowledge of engineering and economic principles and practices, and ability to learn and apply departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Experience in data analysis and modeling.
  • Ability to study and understand project plans and specifications and carry out quantity take-offs and cost estimates.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Access and working knowledge of drafting applications. 
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems analytically and logically with consistent interpretation of laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment working under tight deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with diverse groups and individuals both verbally and in writing and build positive internal and external relationships. Ensure effective communication to facilitate and ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize projects and assignments.
  • Ability to understand, comprehend, and implement multiple sets of work rules and guidelines.
  • Ability to derive solutions to complex engineering problems and document the findings in writing and present them to other engineering staff if needed. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and is adaptable and flexible to change and changing priorities. 
  • Use of standard office equipment, including but not limited to computer, telephone, and related software and/or applications as applicable.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Financial Economics.
  • Professional engineering license.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience with statistical modeling and programming.
  • Experience working in a computerized maintenance management system. 
Important Notes 
  • This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
  • The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2024.
  • In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable . Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in  of the Washington Administrative Code. 
  • WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information, please visit  

  • Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensuring that our staff experiences the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. 
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
  • Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs and much more. Go to  for more information. 

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Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine your salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:  Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application for this opportunity. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system, therefore we are not eligible to extend STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT). For more information, please visit  For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Renee Mason, at Please be sure to reference  in the subject line.