The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Bridge and Structures Office is seeking experienced structural engineers to fill two vacancies as a Bridge Engineer 5 in Tumwater, WA.
As the successful incumbent, you will be relied upon for expert-level knowledge in the design and construction of complex structures including reinforced and post-tensioned concrete bridges, steel bridges including trusses, and rehabilitation and retrofit of existing structures. You will be relied upon to mentor less-experienced engineers in design and construction of structures, act as a chapter author for maintaining and updating office practices through regular updates to the WSDOT Bridge Design Manual (BDM), and perform as a project manager on large or multiple bridge projects. You will have a thorough understanding of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and Seismic Guide Specifications, WSDOT BDM, Standard Specifications and Special Provisions and the necessary software tools used for structural design. You will review and coordinate the development of Requests for Proposals for Design-Build contracts and act as a Bridge Office reviewer during the contract design and construction phases. You will also perform as a Bridge Technical Advisor for construction projects when assigned.
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This position will perform the following work:
Performs intricate designs and checks of transportation bridges and structures of major complexity, size and importance. Performs intricate designs and checks. Reviews design work for constructability. Provides technical support to HQ Construction and Region Project Offices during construction of bridges and other structures.
Performs analysis and design and develops details for rehabilitation and retrofit of complex bridges and structures.
Acts as project manager and design coordinator for design projects with multiple transportation structures. Reviews all work for consistency and accuracy.
Design-Build Projects - Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP) for bridge and miscellaneous structure requirements, evaluates Alternate Technical Concepts (ATCs), reviews design submittals, and supports construction activities involving bridge and other miscellaneous structure projects.
Performs other related duties as required.
This position requires intermittent, infrequent, in-state travel.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Bachelors of Science, Masters or Doctorate Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or equivalent.
Washington State Structural Engineer (SE) License or successful completion of the 16 hour NCEES structural exam and ability to attain Washington State Structural Engineer license within one year.
Minimum of two years as a Bridge Engineer 4 or equivalent. Six or more years of experience designing bridges and other transportation structures may be considered equivalent.
Understanding and work experience with the AASTHO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and AASTHO Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Bridge Design.
Understanding and work experience with WSDOT BDM, Standard Specifications and Special Provisions preferred.
Understanding and expert level experience in analysis software for design of bridges and structures.
Knowledge and experience of designs and checks of bridges and structures of major complexity, size and importance.
Valid driver's license
Internal Number: 04491m
About Washington State Department of Transportation
The Washington State Department of Transportation is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT is responsible for the state ferry system, and works in partnership with others to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs.