Transportation Planning Specialist 3 - Landscape Project Lead


Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description

The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation has an exceptional opportunity for an innovative landscape designer to join the landscape architecture office based in Shoreline. This professional will develop landscape design/contract plans for design-bid-build contracts, and project requirements for design-build contracts throughout western Washington. They will provide on-site guidance during landscape construction/plant establishment. Join a fun team that works to restore/improve highway roadsides, streambanks, wetlands and urban landscapes so they meet functional needs, commitments, and permit requirements while having low long-term costs. At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can 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: Manage multiple projects in design, construction, and management phases of roadside, site, and mitigation work. Analyze projects for the impact they will have in regards to roadside functional needs and mitigation needs. Act as the primary project/team contact and technical expert in relation to roadside, site and mitigation development policies, procedures, and standards. Work collaboratively to facilitate low-maintenance solutions in all phases of work. Represent landscape architecture expertise on multi-disciplinary teams to develop and recommend solutions on highly complex projects. Represent region Landscape Architect, department policies, standards, and guidelines to a variety of audiences. Develop detailed schedules to identify critical dates and resource needs.

Job Requirements

A candidate for this position must have: Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. Professional landscape design experience (equivalent to working two years minimum as a TPS2 level landscape designer OR registration as a Landscape Architect in Washington State). Knowledge of mitigation requirements for successful design and construction. Ability to manage complex projects utilizing standardized project management methodology and strategies. Ability to perform on-site inspections and make professional recommendations for roadside preservation, restoration, mitigation and plant establishment work on construction sites. Ability to work in a variety of terrains and weather conditions, and at times outside of normal work hours when the situation calls for it. Capable of reading and analyzing plans for contract coherence, completeness, constructability, and accuracy. Possess these current licenses: Valid Driver's License WSDA Pesticide License with endorsement categories Q (Aquatic) and OB/OW (Ornament Weed Control) are required within one year, 02 (Public Consultant) or 08 (Public Operator) or equivalent. Certification in Site Erosion and Sediment Control is desired.

Terms of Employment

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