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Bridge Engineer - Lead Inspector (BE5 In-Training)

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Bridge Engineer - Lead Inspector (BE5 In-Training)   

JOB TITLE:

Bridge Engineer - Lead Inspector (BE5 In-Training)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Tumwater Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Description




About WSDOT
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state.
In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.


The Opportunity
WSDOT Bridge and Structures Office is currently seeking to fill two Bridge Engineer 5 (In-Training) positions in Tumwater, WA.
These positions are responsible for assisting in federally mandated bridge inspections as Lead Inspectors.
The National Bridge Inspection Standards dictate the scope and requirements of a bridge inspection program.
These Lead Inspector positions support WSDOTs mission of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation by ensuring the safety and reliability of the bridges on the state highway system.


What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within these roles, the Lead Inspector will:

  • Complete in-service bridge inspections in conformance with FHWA and WSDOT requirements and procedures.
  • Operate equipment such as inspection vehicle, UBITs, Bucket Trucks, personnel lifts, boats, utilize specialized techniques for rope access.
  • Perform non-destructive ultrasonic, magnetic particle and dye penetrant tests to identify structural deficiencies.
  • Provide field supervision of inspection team members that may include other Bridge Inspectors.
  • Perform Stand by On Call Emergency Response as required.
  • Complete inspection reports in conformance with FHWA and WSDOT requirements and procedures.
  • Prepare bridge inspection packets with current printouts of relevant bridge plans and inspection reports.
  • Coordinate, as required, with outside agencies and rental companies for the use of specialized access equipment.
  • Coordinate, as required, with WSDOT regional personnel or local agency staff to coordinate resources, inspection equipment, or traffic control operations.
  • Assign tasks and/or perform the preparation of equipment, vehicles and inspection materials.

Qualifications
These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training.
These positions allow you to progress through the Bridge Engineer field and achieve the goal class of a Bridge Engineer 5.
Candidates will be considered as a Bridge Engineer 4 or 5 level, depending on their qualifications.


The qualifications for the Bridge Engineer 4 level are:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineers license.
  • Valid drivers license.

The qualifications for the Bridge Engineer 5 level are:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineers license.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • 24 months of bridge condition inspection experience or other structural related experience.

The following are required at both the Bridge Engineer 4 and 5 level:
  • Ability to obtain a valid TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card).
  • Ability to obtain a valid, unrestricted, Washington State Drivers License.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State Professional Engineering License through comity.
  • Ability to complete a Bridge Condition Inspection course.
  • Ability to travel (frequent in-state overnight travel is required).
  • Ability to work in confined-space environments, near and above freeway traffic, at heights exceeding 100 feet, and over waterways.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Bridge Condition Inspection Course.

Important Notes
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training.
    These positions allow you to progress through the Bridge Engineer field and achieve the goal class of a Bridge Engineer 5.
    Candidates will be considered as a Bridge Engineer 4 or 5 level, depending on their qualifications.
    The salary levels for each are:
    • Bridge Engineer 4: $84,192 - $113,160 annually, depending on qualifications
    • Bridge Engineer 5: $92,868 - $124,932 annually, depending on qualifications
  • 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 Collective Bargaining Agreements.
    Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 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 www.
    uscis.
    wa.
    gov.

Why WSDOT
  • Work-Life Balance We are committed to ensure that our staff experience 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 may 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 State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically.
Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine 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:
  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies.
    This information can be entered in the References section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the \"APPLY\" button to proceed.
Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account.
This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.


WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer.
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 viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.
All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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.


Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese, at gieser@wsdot.
wa.
gov.
Please be sure to reference 24DOT-HQ-00563m in the subject line.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

124932 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707362644-c7cf7a3080050cd2eee3f18911c6f1a9

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Tumwater

Job Origin:

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Description




About WSDOT
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT Bridge and Structures Office is currently seeking to fill two Bridge Engineer 5 (In-Training) positions in Tumwater, WA. These positions are responsible for assisting in federally mandated bridge inspections as Lead Inspectors. The National Bridge Inspection Standards dictate the scope and requirements of a bridge inspection program. These Lead Inspector positions support WSDOTs mission of providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation by ensuring the safety and reliability of the bridges on the state highway system.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within these roles, the Lead Inspector will:

  • Complete in-service bridge inspections in conformance with FHWA and WSDOT requirements and procedures.
  • Operate equipment such as inspection vehicle, UBITs, Bucket Trucks, personnel lifts, boats, utilize specialized techniques for rope access.
  • Perform non-destructive ultrasonic, magnetic particle and dye penetrant tests to identify structural deficiencies.
  • Provide field supervision of inspection team members that may include other Bridge Inspectors.
  • Perform Stand by On Call Emergency Response as required.
  • Complete inspection reports in conformance with FHWA and WSDOT requirements and procedures.
  • Prepare bridge inspection packets with current printouts of relevant bridge plans and inspection reports.
  • Coordinate, as required, with outside agencies and rental companies for the use of specialized access equipment.
  • Coordinate, as required, with WSDOT regional personnel or local agency staff to coordinate resources, inspection equipment, or traffic control operations.
  • Assign tasks and/or perform the preparation of equipment, vehicles and inspection materials.

Qualifications
These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training. These positions allow you to progress through the Bridge Engineer field and achieve the goal class of a Bridge Engineer 5. Candidates will be considered as a Bridge Engineer 4 or 5 level, depending on their qualifications.

The qualifications for the Bridge Engineer 4 level are:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineers license.
  • Valid drivers license.

The qualifications for the Bridge Engineer 5 level are:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineers license.
  • Valid drivers license.
  • 24 months of bridge condition inspection experience or other structural related experience.

The following are required at both the Bridge Engineer 4 and 5 level:
  • Ability to obtain a valid TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card).
  • Ability to obtain a valid, unrestricted, Washington State Drivers License.
  • Ability to obtain a Washington State Professional Engineering License through comity.
  • Ability to complete a Bridge Condition Inspection course.
  • Ability to travel (frequent in-state overnight travel is required).
  • Ability to work in confined-space environments, near and above freeway traffic, at heights exceeding 100 feet, and over waterways.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Bridge Condition Inspection Course.

Important Notes
  • This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
  • These are in-training positions that offer a career path and on-the-job training. These positions allow you to progress through the Bridge Engineer field and achieve the goal class of a Bridge Engineer 5. Candidates will be considered as a Bridge Engineer 4 or 5 level, depending on their qualifications. The salary levels for each are:
    • Bridge Engineer 4: $84,192 - $113,160 annually, depending on qualifications
    • Bridge Engineer 5: $92,868 - $124,932 annually, depending on qualifications
  • 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 Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 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 www.uscis.wa.gov.

Why WSDOT
  • Work-Life Balance We are committed to ensure that our staff experience 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 may 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 State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine 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:
  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the References section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the \"APPLY\" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. 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 viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese, at gieser@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 24DOT-HQ-00563m in the subject line.


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