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Bridge Civil Engineer I

Company: Michael Baker International
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges. Summary Bridge Inspection Team Leader / Bridge Project Engineer The candidate should be a team leader as defined by PennDOT's Publication 238 by either licensure or experience. They will manage the planning, inspection and safety evaluations of state and locally owned bridges and assist in preparing inspection reports. Their inspection experience should include prestressed concrete, steel, and timber structures and they will be responsible for mobilization, site supervision and safety, and inspection reports. They will ensure the inspection team is prepared for field work, coordinating the necessary access equipment and MPT to perform each job and meet NBIS requirements. As needed the candidate will gather the necessary field documentation and perform or oversee structure load ratings. The position will also perform general civil/structural engineering duties, project management, and business development activities. Under general to limited supervision, analyzes engineering data, produces computations and construction plans for civil engineering projects such as roads, airports, bridges, pipelines, tunnels and water/wastewater systems. Essential Duties Bridge Inspection Team Leader Duties:

  • Leads bridge inspections as a team leader
  • Coordinate inspection field work, evaluate bridge conditions, and write/review inspection reports
  • Accurately identify priority maintenance needs, develop repair recommendations and coordinate with the Project Manager
  • Ensure timely submission of inspection documents and compliance with NBIS, and other local, state and federal regulations
  • Oversee inspection assistants, coordinate traffic control sub-contractors, schedule man-lifts and under-bridge cranes for inspections, as needed
  • Assist, or perform Project Manager tasks, attend client meetings, and provide technical leadership.
  • Mentor bridge inspection team members
  • Use hand tools, ladders, mobile elevated work platform and other equipment necessary for proper evaluation of bridges
  • Traveling 20-30% of the year within PA is anticipated
  • Design and Load Rating Duties (may vary depending on experience but generally include):
    • Prepares moderately complex studies, construction documents, maps, basic reports and other supporting documentation to support structural evaluation and design.
    • Prepares or supervises routine and complex load ratings of structures.
    • Prepares quantities, cost estimates and project technical specifications.
    • Interprets data and prepares drawings for highways, structures, and water/wastewater projects.
    • Demonstrates proficient skills using various CAD and Microsoft Office programs to produce high quality design documents, exhibits, computations and reports.
    • Reviews shop drawing for conformance with contract plans.
    • Assists with defining scope of work and man-hour requirements.
    • Assists with proposal production and implementing marketing initiatives.
    • Assists Project Managers and other Engineers in ensuring that project/task schedules and budgets are met.
    • Coordinates with design technicians to ensure timely and accurate deliverables.
    • Prepares documents for regulatory agencies to obtain required permits.
    • Assist with teaching the Bridge Inspection training courses
    • Assist with on-site support at PennDOT's Bridge Office as client staff augmentation
      • Assist with development and testing of BMS3 which will replace BMS2 and iForms
      • Assist with rewrite of Pub 100A to accommodate transition to BMS3 & FHWA's new SNBI coding guide
      • Assist with database queries and support for bridge inspection data
      • Other duties as assigned. Essential Duties PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS
        • 5+ years of bridge design, analysis, inspection, and related experience
        • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on bridges or structures from an ABET Accredited University
        • NBIS Qualified bridge inspection team leader as defined by PennDOT's Publication 238
        • Certified Bridge Safety Inspector
        • Fracture Critical and Tunnel Inspection Certification - Preferred
        • Professional Engineer (PE) - Preferred
        • Must be physically fit, have a driver's license, not be afraid of heights and have good communication and computer skills, ability to work in adverse weather conditions, operate inspection access equipment, carry ladders, work alongside highways and/or railroads
        • Willingness to travel within PA
        • Desire to work both outside (during all types of weather) and in the office
        • Strong technical and communication skills with a commitment to quality
        • Familiarity with AASHTO and PennDOT design and construction standards preferred
        • Familiarity with PennDOT BMS inspection coding, data and policy preferred
        • Familiarity with relational databases is a plus
        • Structured Query Language (SQL) or Crystal Report experience is a plus COMPENSATION The salary range for this position is $70,791 - $106,211. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate. BENEFITS We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
          • Medical, dental, vision insurance
          • 401k Retirement Plan
          • Health Savings Account (HSA)
          • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
          • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
          • Maternity and Paternity benefits
          • Professional and personal development
          • Generous paid time off
          • Commuter and wellness benefits MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

Keywords: Michael Baker International, Harrisburg , Bridge Civil Engineer I, Engineering , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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