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Bridge Engineer 4 In-Training

Olympia, WA

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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (WSDOT) Bridge & Structures Office, Bridge Design Unit is currently hiring two (2) Bridge Engineer 4
, In-training positions in Tumwater, WA. These positions provide design and construction support for transportation structures of intermediate size and complexity.
As part of the Floating Bridge and Special Structures team, candidates will provide design and construction support primarily for the State's four floating bridges, movable bridges (including bascule, vertical lift and swing bridges) and other special structures.
The Bridge and Structures Office provides the full range of structural engineering services required to provide safe, economical and reliable structures for Washington's transportation system, which includes nearly 3,100 existing vehicular bridges and typically 18 new bridges per year.
WSDOT is known for its bridge design and bridge inspection technical expertise. Our professional staff is motivated and trained to design the optimum solutions for the highly complex and challenging projects we deliver and to preserve our large and valuable inventory of existing bridges and structures. To learn more, we invite you to visit our website:
WSDOT Bridge & Structures
WSDOT offers flexible work schedules, opportunities for telework, opportunities for training and attending conferences/seminars and opportunities for advancement.
These positions include an approved In-Training plan and can be filled at the Bridge Engineer 1, 2, 3 or 4 level. The salaries for each classification are as follows:
Bridge Engineer 1: $47,532 - $64,008 annually, depending on qualifications
Bridge Engineer 2: $52,536 - $70,620 annually, depending on qualifications
Bridge Engineer 3: $57,984 - $77,988 annually, depending on qualifications
Bridge Engineer 4: $64,008 – $86,076 annually, depending on qualifications
This position will perform the following work:
This position will require intermittent, infrequent, in-state travel.
Perform detailed structural analysis and design for all types of bridges and structures with assistance on the most complex bridges. This includes performing the entire range of technical bridge engineering functions such as: Structural calculations using a computer and other methods to determine geometrics, member sizes and construction details.
Prepare complex detail and layout drawings and sketches.
Constant updating of knowledge to assure compliance of design with construction codes and current practice and suggesting improvements.
Serves as a mentor to new engineers in the Bridge Design section.
Calculate and check quantities used in job cost estimates and scope estimates.
Manage complex projects including resources and scheduling of other engineers and detailers to produce accurate bridge plans on schedule.
Review structural designs prepared by consultants and peers; act as technical coordinator/contact for consultant designs, studies, and other types of analysis.
Review design work for constructability.
Act as a representative of the Bridge and Structures Office on projects of various sizes.
Act as Bridge Technical Advisor communicating directly with the project engineer and construction support office for questions and problems arising during contract execution of intermediate to major structures.
Develop and check preliminary bridge and structure plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact managers in the Bridge and Structures Office to learn more about these positions
. Please email either Brian Aldrich (
) or Nick Rodda (
) for more information.
Candidates shall have the following qualifications:
A Bachelor of Science degree (or higher) involving major study in civil, mechanical, or structural engineering including at least 27 quarter hours or 18 semester hours of junior, senior or post-graduate structural course work (engineering analysis or design).
Possession of a valid driver's license.
Ideal candidates for this position will also have the following preferred qualifications:
Possession of a valid Engineer-In-Training (EIT) certificate.
Possession of a valid Professional Engineer (PE) license in Washington State or the ability to obtain by comity within 6 months.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel programs.
Proficiency in Finite Element Analysis, live load analysis and seismic analysis using software such as SAP2000, CSIBridge, LARSA 4D, RISA, ADINA or GTStrudl.
Working knowledge of CAD software such as Microstation, AutoCAD or MicroGDS.
Experience with coordination of multiple disciplines on large movable bridges and/or marine structures.
Experience in the design, construction or inspection of movable bridges and/or marine structures.
Experience in developing Requests For Proposal (RFP) or developing proposals in response to an RFP for bridge projects of intermediate to major size or complexity.

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