Working for WSDOT has it's challenges and rewards.
Transportation Engineer 4 (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – July 28, 2017
Every day can offer different challenges and opportunities to resolve complex issues. I have learned about computer aided drafting, roadway design and construction, right of way acquisition, and state and federal policies, laws, and regulations. WSDOT management are often selected from individuals who may have great engineering skills, but are not particularly gifted at managing people. The culture can be heavily political at times. The hardest part of the job is overcoming bureaucratic hindrances in preference for common sense solutions. The most enjoyable part of the job for me has been the opportunity to be creative in communicating complex engineering solutions through 3D modeling and computer graphics.
pension, health benefits, annual and sick leave, job security
few cost of living increases, increased retirement contributions without increased retirement benefits