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Traffic Planning & Design Bridge Inspector in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Bridge Inspector Team Lead

Ranked the overall #4 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work for in the Nation (#1 in our size category), and residing on the list of the Engineering News Record (ENR)’s Top 500 Design Firms in the nation, TPD (Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.) is currently hiring experienced Certified Bridge Safety Inspectors.

Our ideal candidate has minimum of 3 years of experience, a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, the willingness to work cohesively within a team, and the ability to work on multiple projects. Additionally, we offer a creative, flexible, supportive and fun environment!

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the planning and preparation of bridge inspections by collecting existing bridge reports and data, gathering equipment, coordinating inspection routes, etc.

  • Review and interpret plans and site layouts to obtain information about the bridges.

  • Assist in inspecting bridge superstructures, substructures, approach roadways, safety features (guide rail), stream channels, and signing as required for structural integrity, general safety, continued conformance to specifications and codes, and compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards NBIS and FHWA bridge inspection metrics.

  • Assigning Condition and Appraisal ratings to the various components of bridges in accordance with agency guidelines.

  • Collection of bridge inspection data and entry into PennDOT’s Bridge Management System using PennDOT’s electronic iForms and BMS2web systems.

  • Reviewing construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents.

  • Serving as on-site project representative.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is desirable but not required.

  • Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI) or willingness to complete a 3-week training course and pass the test to become a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI)

  • A willingness and ability to work both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather and year-round. Inspections may be performed day or night, with work periods longer than 8 hours.

  • The ability to navigate in and around bridge structures, which may require traversing rugged terrain with thick vegetation, working at heights, climbing, wading in waterways, working from a boat, and working in and around traffic.

  • Willingness to travel within PA (Travel time is paid)

  • Valid Driver’s License

At TPD we exist to improve the quality of life for the public, and are dedicated to Moving Forward Together®