Oregon Department of Transportation Highway Division – Technical Services and Engineering Branch Bridge Engineering Section Salem
Join us in preserving Oregon history as a structural designer in our Bridge Engineering Section! In this key role, you will provide expertise related to rehabilitating and restoring concrete, steel, and timber bridges throughout the state that are deteriorating due to exposure to the environment. The purpose of this important work is to restore or enhance the original design strength and bring safety features up to higher standards. Through the use of cathodic protection or other corrosion protection systems, these structures will continue to both serve highway needs and maintain their historic status for a substantially extended period of time.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
Participate on and represent branch/section on project teams.
Complete structural analysis and design of bridges and other highway-related structures.
Prepare structural analysis, calculations, quantity estimates, and construction details.
Complete conceptual, preliminary, and advance project design phases and obtain necessary reviews and/or approvals.
Develop contract plans, specifications, estimates, and schedules.
Coordinate and resolve all design and detail issues through the project team.
Serve as program lead for Oregon's historic bridges.
Participate in planning and developing of eligible projects and provide technical assistance to ODOT and local agencies on Oregon's historic bridges.
Review consultant design plans and specifications for compliance to current standards, historic requirements, and fiscal responsibility.
Communicate with the public and other government organizations during development and construction of historic bridge preservation projects.
Periodically survey all of the historic bridges to monitor their condition and eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.
Manage and update the historic bridge database.
Provide consulting engineering assistance to construction personnel during the project.
Review and approve contractor's construction fabrication techniques and details for structural adequacy and completeness.
Review and approve contractor submittals.
Work is performed in a typical office environment.
May be required to drive and visit project sites for inspection, assessment, and consultation.
Occasional field bridge inspection requires climbing in hazardous locations.
What we need:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering. Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Additionally, driving is an essential function of this position. A valid driver license and an acceptable driving record are required for this position.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Experience and knowledge in bridge design and load rating.
Experience and knowledge in the preservation of historic structures.
Experience using refined analysis such as finite element modeling and other techniques.
Learn more and apply!
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 11, 2019.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications and/or resumes through our website.
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
About Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation began life in 1913 when the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Highway Commission to "get Oregon out of the mud." Today, the Oregon Department of Transportation works to provide a safe, efficient transportation system that supports economic opportunity and livable communities for Oregonians. We develop programs related to Oregon’s system of highways, roads, and bridges; railways; public transportation services; transportation safety programs; driver and vehicle licensing; and motor carrier regulation.