Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 950 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.
Position Overview: SDOT has a great opportunity for a Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer (under the City's classification specification of Senior Civil Engineer). The Roadway Structures Division primary mission is to keep the traveling public safe in the Right-of-Way (ROW) as it relates to vertical structures. Our team is a dynamic and actionable group of fully integrated structural inspection engineers, bridge operators, and bridge maintenance skilled trades for mechanical, electrical, concrete and carpentry work.
The primary duties of this Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer will be to inspect roadway structures such as bridges, retaining walls, stairways, and areaways. Bridge inspection includes routine, fracture critical and special inspections in compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards. Duties also include design and preparation of work orders to repair deficiencies noted during inspection, communicate these designs to work crews and conduct repair project site visits during construction, review of Capital Improvement Project (CIP) plans and permit plans, write, negotiate and mange consultant contracts for structural repair design and inspection. Prepare letters, memos and reports related to bridge operation and maintenance projects. Position also includes the responsibility of management of the bridge load rating program. Project management duties for major structural maintenance and rehabilitation work will also be assigned as needed.
Keep accurate field inspection notes and log them in Bridge Works (WSDOT bridge inspection database program).
Design repairs and prepare bridge repair work orders. Review CIP and permit plans.
Conduct meetings and communicate verbally and in writing with fellow employees, field crews, customers, and consultants.
Coordinate work with all stake holders on small and large projects.
Work at heights, in fast traffic areas, and in confined spaces.
Support and maintain environmental sustainability and best management practices.
Work as a good teammate and high individual contributor with good customer service.
Communicates verbally and in writing with fellow employees, field crews, customers and consultants.
Go on bridge components for inspection purposes.
Support department goals in promoting diversity and social justice.
2/4/2020 4:00 PM Pacific
Requires five (5) years professional Civil Engineering experience and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology; (or a combinations of education and/or training and/or experience, which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington or ability to obtain it through comity before start date.
Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience inspecting, evaluating, and rating of roadway structures, knowledge of Federal High Way Administration (FHWA) requirements relating to the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS).
Experience evaluating condition of steel structures by performing non-destructive means using ultrasonic, magnetic particle and dye penetrant tests.
Experience with inspection of Moveable bridges or similar systems that are operated by electromechanical or hydraulic systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and computer aided drafting.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team.
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities easily, accurately, and positively.
Detail oriented; strong organizational, time management, and customer service skills.
Able to apply maximum confidentiality in exposure to sensitive and confidential employee information.
Effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
Internal Number: 2019-01860
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