Bridge Inspection Engineer
Denver, CO 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Our national Bridge Inspection and Preservation Group is hiring for a Bridge Inspection Engineer to support transportation related projects in multiple markets. An optimal candidate will have experience with bridge inspection and bridge load rating practices, as well as bridge design experience. In this role, you will perform tasks and procedures necessary to plan and execute bridge and tunnel inspection work orders and stand-alone projects. You will also perform structural analyses and develop calculations using the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation and other codes for structural load ratings. Additionally, a successful candidate will have knowledge of bridge design procedures and AASHTO LRFD and Standard Specifications. Typical projects will include bridge and tunnel inspections for reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete, steel, and timber structures, as well as load ratings for bridges of all types and sizes. Potential office locations for this position are Portland and Salem, OR; Tacoma and Olympia, WA; Denver, CO; and Salt Lake City, UT.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing information for use in project documents
  • Assisting or leading bridge projects by creating inspection reports, load rating summaries, concept reports, and Type, Size and Location reports
  • Performing condition inspections of existing bridges and tunnels
  • Generating and editing bridge inspection reports
  • Assisting or leading the development of engineering calculations utilizing spreadsheets and various analysis and design software packages
  • Assisting or leading the development of engineering drawing details
  • Developing engineering quantity and cost estimates
  • Assisting or leading with the development of project specifications
  • Reviewing contractor submittals during construction
  • Assisting or leading bridge rehabilitation and maintenance projects

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years of applicable bridge inspection, load rating, and/or design experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Successful completion of NHI 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service bridges, or NHI-approved equivalent
  • Proficiency in current bridge inspection and management software
  • Proficiency in current bridge load rating or analysis software platforms
  • Knowledgeable in other current structural design software applications, with an emphasis on bridge design software, such as SAP2000, Midas Civil, LARSA 4D, PG Super, Conspan and/or LPile
  • Proficiency with MathCAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Knowledgeable in drafting software application such as Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Knowledge of representative state DOT bridge inspection and load rating standards and guidelines
  • Successful completion of NHI 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges
  • Active certification as an approved Bridge Inspection Team Leader for Oregon DOT
  • Active certification as a Rope Access Technician through SPRAT (Society for Professional Rope Access Technicians)


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals

Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today's transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow's growth. Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on five markets; Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, Smart Mobility and Construction Engineering.

Potential office locations include: Portland OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Salem, OR; Denver, CO; Olympia, WA; Tacoma, WA.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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