VDOT Richmond District (located in South Chesterfield, VA) is seeking a self-motivated leader to perform routine and in-depth visual and mechanical safety inspections of bridges and highway structures to discover damage, deterioration and defects that would impair the life, serviceability, and safety of a structure. Proactively provide feedback to managers on utilizing contracts to meet scheduling and inspection needs. Ensure accuracy and completeness of field inspection findings. Assess critical conditions and report findings to the manager. Enter new or updated inventory and element data into the VDOT Bridge Management System. Prepare and/or review bridge safety inspection reports with signatory authority; assign structural component and general condition ratings; and prioritize and make repair recommendations and estimate costs for maintenance and rehabilitation. Assess structure damage resulting from natural disaster such as extreme high water or earthquake.
Applicants must meet 2 or more of the following additional job responsibilities: Provide technical assistance to the District Bridge Safety Inspection Section to administer the bridge and or ancillary structure inspection programs. Provide assistance to the District Bridge Safety Inspection Section to review, perform, recommend and or accept updated load ratings. Perform QA QC reviews on In-house, Consultant, and Localities Inspection Reports to ensure compliance with FHWA 23 Metrics for the Oversight of the National Bridge Inspection Program. Lead unscheduled damage assessment inspections during emergency response situations to assess and make recommendations to protect the interest of public safety and Department assets. Provide assistance to the District Bridge Safety Inspection Section to perform oversight on municipality and or locality inspection programs to ensure compliance with the NBIS. Provide assistance to the District Bridge Safety Inspection Section to monitor District inspection schedules to ensure that Federal and State requirements are met for routine, fracture critical, and underwater inspections to ensure compliance with National Bridge Inspection Program Metrics for inspection frequencies. Provide technical assistance to cities and localities on bridge safety inspection program issues. Provide bridge safety inspection training and job site safety to internal and or municipality or locality inspection personnel.
Knowledge of bridge inspection methods and procedures, routine bridge maintenance and repair procedures, deterioration characteristics of bridge materials and common bridge types and nomenclature. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to include preparing detailed reports (with signatory authority), developing sketches and applying engineering math in bridge and structure inspections. Ability to physically perform hands-on inspections of bridges and structures, work at heights, over and in water, in confined spaces, in proximity to moving traffic and in inclement weather. General knowledge of Load Ratings. Skill in use of computers and software applications to include database systems, as well as bridge inspection instruments. Ability to use required access equipment. Valid driver’s license.
Experience supervising and training others. Proficient in the use of MS Office suite, computer drafting programs and AASHTOWare Bridge Management (BrM) web-based program. Ability to operate the boom of a bucket truck or under bridge inspection vehicle. A combination of training, experience, or education in Engineering or Engineering Technology or related field desired. A minimum of 10 years of experience as an Inspector Supervisor SB (Inspection Team Leader) or equivalent desired.
Fingerprint based background check, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment. Must possess a valid Driver’s License. Will be required to work to support emergency operations outside of normal work schedule. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. H1B VISA Sponsorship is not available. Once on board, this position may be eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration of telework shall be approved as outlined in the Commonwealth telework policy.
You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your account to check the status of your application for this position. State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:55 pm on the closing date through the PageUp System. State applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and or resume. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility.
About Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the Commonwealth’s roads, bridges and tunnels. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, covering over 58,000 miles of roadway. With over 7,000 employees, VDOT is one of the largest state agency in the Commonwealth and best transportation agencies in the country with opportunities for long-term career growth.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching. We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modeling these values, therefore please Click Here to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply. VDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants".
VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved ...by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx, or call DARS at 1-800-552-5019.