Bridge Inspector (Norfolk & Roanoke)
Clark Nexsen - Roanoke, VA

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Open Date: 04/17/2014
Close Date: 05/08/2014 COB

An Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans. AAP. Drug -free workplace. E-verify. Applicant must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.

Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com

Firm Description

Celebrating over 90 years of success, Clark Nexsen Inc. is a full service, multi discipline architectural and engineering design firm. We are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in Washington DC, Raleigh, Charlotte,and Asheville, NC, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, and Macon, Brunswick, and Atlanta, GA. Our 475+ employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and processional work environment, and numerous opportunities or career development. We are ranked among the top 200 international A/E design firms by Engineering News-Record and have been recognized many times as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.

Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Vacation/Sick. Optional Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources are available.

Job Description

We seek to hire a Bridge Inspector to work within Transportation Division in our Norfolk and Roanoke, VA offices. This position will be responsible for assisting in various aspects of a bridge safety inspection project while working under the close supervision and guidance of a licensed bridge engineer. Typical responsibilities include assisting in field inspections to include bridge safety inspections and structural condition assessments, and preparing bridge safety inspection reports. May be required to perform bridge inspection team leader duties as assigned which include the planning and organization of a bridge safety inspection or a group of bridge safety inspections, the performance and completion of said inspections, the coordination and field liaison of various access equipment and maintenance of traffic providers as well as the owner/agency as appropriate, and the completion of the bridge safety inspection report.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Serving as an Assistant or Inspection Team Leader for NBI bridge safety inspections
Writing bridge safety inspection reports or reviewing inspection reports written by other engineers/inspectors
Supervising and directing the work of inspectors and CADD technicians as appropriate
Office and field coordination with vendors, subconsultants, and owners/agencies as appropriate
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Obtain guidance from Senior Bridge Engineers and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria
Complying with the company's quality control practices and procedures
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from the Managing Principals, Project Managers, Operations Directors, and senior management
Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior bridge inspection staff
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform bridge inspection tasks as directed
Serve in the role of Bridge Inspection Team Leader on projects as assigned
Preparing or assisting in preparation of scope and fee proposals for bridge inspection projects
Preparing accurate and complete bridge inspection reports for project submittals
Reviewing calculations and all work products produced by inspectors assigned to the project as appropriate
Reviewing all work products produced by support staff assigned to the project
Coordinate work product with other disciplines, as appropriate
Adhere to project, department, and corporate QA/QC procedures as appropriate
Adhere to project budget and schedule

Essential Abilities include but are not limited to the following:

Travel an average of 50% of the time
Work may involve times outside normal working hours and on weekends
Work outdoors with varying terrain and all types of weather
Stand, walk, and climb for 8+ hours a day
Be able to lift 50-60 lbs and operate bridge inspection equipment
Be able to work at heights, over water, and in confined spaces

Education

High school diploma or equivalent
Additional course work in an engineering related discipline preferred
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations

Successful completion of NHI Course #130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges
Must be certified as a Level I or II Bridge Safety Inspector under the National Society of Professional Engineer's program for National Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Ability to complete all requirements for certification as a Level III or IV Bridge Safety Inspector under the National Society of Professional Engineer's program for National Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) within 24 months after being hired Software Skills

A Bridge Inspector should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management.

Working familiarity with analysis, design, and production software including but not limited to Microsoft Excel and Access, AASHTOWareBrR, and Microstation, to a point of being able to understand the capabilities and limitations of the programs and interact with the support staff in their use of the software is highly desirable.

Career Experience

Minimum of five (5) years of bridge inspection experience
Knowledge and familiarity of the National Bridge Inspection Standards, AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual
Prior experience in the design and/or construction of bridges is desirable
Prior experience on VDOT and/or Federal bridge inspection projects is desirable
Successful completion of NHI Course #130053 Bridge Inspection Refresher Training, #130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges, and/or #130087 Inspection and Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures is desirable
Other Criteria and Considerations

Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession
Possess excellent written communication skills, being able to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
Possess strong verbal communication skills, being comfortable with and able to make presentations to a variety of groups

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