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The Bridge Inspection Unit in District 2 is responsible for safety inspections of 1132 bridges which include 555 municipally owned bridges. Safety inspections are conducted in accordance and compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) as defined in 23 CFR Part 650 Subpart C. These
Standards also define the required qualifications of inspection personnel. The results of these inspections are used to flag immediate safety or structural concerns, identify the need for repairs/replacement, and update bridge condition and numerical rating calculations. NBIS inspection data is reported annually to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to determine the apportionment of bridge funding for Massachusetts Bridge Programs. Incumbents for the position of Bridge Inspection Team Leader must meet the qualification requirements stated in the NBIS.
The incumbent for this position will be part of the District 2 Bridge Inspection Unit and will report directly to the District Bridge Inspection Engineer. The duties and responsibilities of the position will consist of planning; as well as organizing and performing the inspection of structures assigned to his/her team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities of the position will consist of planning; organizing and performing the inspection of structures assigned to his/her team. This includes but not limited to the following:
* Obtain and review available plans, inspection records, rating reports, dive reports, and maintenance records pertinent to the detailed safety inspection. Obtain and be able to operate all tools, necessary equipment (including vertical lifts and watercraft). Schedule and re-schedule field inspections for all assigned structures in conjunction with the DBIE to suit equipment availability, site conditions, support assistance, and weather to maintain frequency in accordance with NBIS requirements.
* Arrange all traffic control around the bridge inspection site. Monitor this traffic control doing the inspection and make adjustments as needed to maintain traffic safety.
* May act as a Resident Engineer for traffic setup contracts to support inspection activities.
* Arrange police details, railroad flag protection, and other support services required for safe inspections.
* Supervise inspection team members in conformance with policy and in conjunction with the DBIE.
* Monitor the safety controls before and during the work, assuring that all personnel have and use the appropriate safety equipment and raking immediate corrective actions if unsafe conditions is found.
* Inspect the structure based on MassDOT Bridge Inspection Handbook and Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges (AASHTO) and all other existing Departmental Policies and Procedures. Prepare accurate field notes, measurements, sketches, photos, and all other pertinent data, to produce a complete and professional report.
* Prepare all inspection reports fully and accurately that describe the structure's condition using department approved templates, forms, electronic data collection systems, and preparing detailed technical reports to insure compliance with NBIS, AASHTO and Department policies. Using, and continuously adjusting to, appropriate skills including supporting computer programs for 4D reporting system. This includes gathering, inspecting, and documenting all needs for load ratings, as needed.
* Verify that all equipment is collected and returned to proper storage location upon completion of the inspection.
Bridge Inspectors work both in an office and outside in all types of weather such as hot, cold, wet, dry and humid, low lighting conditions and under exposure to such hazardous conditions as those found at bridge sites, including adjacent live traffic or within active railroad corridors and exposure to fumes, loud sounds and may travel for job related purposes. This requires exposure to heights either through climbing a ladder, use of scaffolding or rigging, bucket trucks, snooper vehicles, or vertical lift vehicles, and may also include entering confined space structures and working in water using boats or waders. For employees trained through the MassDOT Diver Training program, the work may also include the use of underwater diving equipment. In addition based on assignment employees may be required to cut away or remove natural growth that may hamper access to the bridge site, and remove any obstruction that prohibits proper visibility of bridge posted signs. In addition, employees may be required to use hand tools and other equipment to test concrete for soundness and to chip areas of deteriorated material to reach sound concrete.
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Alaina Seitz, Human Resource Specialist, at 857-###-####.
This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have (A) a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and (B) an Engineer-In-Training certification or Professional Engineer registration, and (C) at least two (2) years of bridge inspection experience, and (D) possess the minimum qualifications to be in charge of a bridge inspection team as specified in 23 CFR Part 650 Subpart C by having one of the following required combinations of training and experience:
(1) Possession of a Professional Engineer registration and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course; or
(2) A minimum of five (5) years experience in bridge inspection assignments in a responsible capacity and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course; or
(3) Certification as a Level III or IV Bridge Safety Inspector under the National Society of Professional Engineers' program for National Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course; or
(4) A Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering and an Engineer-in-Training certification and two (2) years of bridge inspection experience and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course; or
(5) An Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology and four (4) years of bridge inspection experience and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course.
A minimum of five (5) years experience in either of the next two lower Bridge Inspector titles in addition to successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course, may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree and Professional Engineer registration.
Must be able to successfully complete all federal and state training required to meet federal NBIS regulations and safety standards.
Based on assignment, a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle
Operator's license is required.
Based on assignment, SCUBA certification from a recognized educational program may be required.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. If you need an accommodation to complete the application electronically please contact the ADA Coordinator Rita DiNunzio 857-###-####.