Bridge Inspection Engineer (PE ) - Norfolk
Clark Nexsen - Norfolk, VA

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Open Date: 04/11/2014
Close Date: 05/02/2014 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 without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.

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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 Inspection Engineer, (PE) to work within the Transportation Division in our Norfolk, VA office. This position will be responsible for assisting in various aspects of a bridge safety inspection project. Typical responsibilities include assisting in the 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, EITs, and CADD technicians as appropriate
  • Perform or assist in the development and calculation of bridge live load ratings
  • Office and field coordination with vendors, subconsultants, and owners/agencies as appropriate
  • Meeting with clients to prepare and validate scope of work
  • 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 and EITs 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

  • Bachelor's Degree from an ABET-accredited college or university in one of the following disciplines:
  • Civil Engineering (structural emphasis)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (structural emphasis)
  • Civil Engineering Technology (structural emphasis)

  • Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
  • Successful completion of NHI Course #130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges
  • Fully licensed Professional Engineer or Structural Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
  • NCEES Record to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is desirable
  • Active participation in NSPE, ASCE, or other related professional organizations is desirable
Software Skills

A Bridge Inspection Engineer (PE) 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
  • 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
  • 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

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