Would you like to build a career in highway maintenance and construction, an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Richmond District, Bridge Safety Inspection Office. VDOT is seeking individuals that will support the highway transportation system through inspection and maintenance of bridges and structures to the highest standards of safety and quality. VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.
VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce consisting of classified and hourly employees. Our culture focuses on teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.
As a Bridge Inspection Engineer you will coordinate and schedule inspection of ancillary structures; review consultant task scope and fee documentation; perform ancillary structure inspections; inspect structures and review, compile and submit inspection reports; perform load rating analysis – assess bridge and ancillary structure plans and sketches to determine mathematical models for bridge analysis for calculating load ratings; perform quality control and quality assurance inspections; manage consultant inspection contracts for conformity with FHWA and VDOT practices, policies and procedures; review inspection reports, respond to emergencies and assess structure damage resulting from vehicular or vessel impact or natural disaster; document recommendations for repairs and rehabilitations.
This position requires physically demanding labor over, in and around water from boats, bucket trucks and ladders at various heights and in harsh weather conditions. Frequent climbing, crawling, stooping, working in confined spaces and traversing embankments is required. Ladder and bucket truck regulations have a weight restriction of 300 lbs which includes tools and equipment. VDOT is an emergency response agency and this position is the core of this requirement, therefore, you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations.
We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) (Go to www.dvs.virginia.gov).official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants” at: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp.
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics.Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore please visit www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp. to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. Please visit www.virginiadot.org/jobs/default.asp.
Demonstrated experience in the design, inspection and maintenance of bridges and structures, including knowledge of methods and materials. Demonstrated experience in the inspection of ancillary structures. Completion of the NHI ancillary structure inspection course. Ability to perform quality assurance and quality control inspection reviews and manage consultant inspection contracts. Ability to prepare, review and maintain inspection records and reports and communicate structure condition and recommendations for repair, rehabilitation and replacement activities. Ability to perform hands-on safety inspections, work out of doors in all types of weather; at great heights and in confined spaces. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, as well as establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Skill in the use of computers and software applications including applications for structural design and analysis. Valid driver’s license.
Preferred qualifications include BSCE with an emphasis in structural engineering. Five years of bridge inspection experience or be approved team leader as specified by FHWA. Proficient in MS Office and CAD.
About Virginia Department of Transportation
The Commonwealth’s Transportation Agency
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. And, through the Commonwealth Transportation Board, it provides funding for airports, seaports, rail and public transportation.Virginia has the third-largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.