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System One Bridge Inspection Engineer - Rope Access in Boston, Massachusetts

What you'll be challenged to do:

National Bridge Inspection Practice has immediate openings for Bridge Inspection Engineers interested in specializing in performing bridge inspections utilizing rope access techniques (SPRAT). The successful candidates will have the flexibility to work out of several office locations throughout the country. The right candidates are detailed oriented, demonstrate strong work ethic and are enthusiastic and passionate about focusing on the inspection and evaluation of in-service bridges. We are seeking bridge inspection engineers who currently hold at least a SPRAT Level I certification with the ability and desire to progress in this role. This position involves the inspection and evaluation of complex and signature bridges along with the preparation of load ratings. The successful candidates will report to the National Rope Access Program Manager and will have the opportunity to work at the national level for owners/agencies in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, California and a growing list of states in which we perform our services. There are also opportunities to be involved in our UAS (drone) inspection program. The ideal candidate can be located anywhere in the US.

General duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing bridge inspection assignments on complex and signature structures

  • Able and willing to travel within the continental United States to perform field inspections (approximately 40% of the time)

  • Documenting clear and detailed inspection findings

  • Preparing concise structure inspection evaluation reports

  • Assisting with the planning and preparation of field inspections

  • Assisting or participate in the preparation of business proposals, cost proposals, and safety plans

  • Assisting the Rope Access Program Manager with efficient access and rescue plans

  • Performing load rating analyses

  • Participating in bridge design assignments involving contract plan preparation and specifications, design calculations, calculation of quantities and development of cost estimates

  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering design, reports, load ratings, and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards

  • Company provided personal rope access kit

  • Paid overtime (straight time)/travel time

  • Access to company vehicle


What you bring to our firm:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil and/or structural engineering with an emphasis in structures from an ABET-accredited university or college.

  • Extensive experience using rope access techniques (SPRAT, IRATA) for the inspection of bridges and certified as a SPRAT Level I, II or III Technician.

  • Completion of the Engineering-in-Training exam.

  • Completion of the following: NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130055) and NHI Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130078).

  • Experience and training in the operation of bucket trucks, manlifts, and under bridge inspection vehicles.

  • Individuals should have experience in reading plans and shop drawings.

  • Team oriented engineer with strong communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)

  • Be eager to learn, be a team player and be enthusiastic.

  • Take pride in their work and a commitment to quality work and timely communication.

  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Physically capable of performing field work including working at heights, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.

  • Actively advocates for full inclusion in the workplace, fostering an environment that welcomes diversity and values equity for all employees, partners, clients, and the communities that we serve.

What we’d prefer for you to bring to our firm:

  • Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer.

  • Experience and ability to learn NDT (non-destructive testing) methods such as dye-penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, etc.

  • The preferred candidate will have a structural/bridge engineering background.

  • Working knowledge and experience with engineering drafting packages such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, and engineering analysis software such as AASHTO BrR.

  • Licensed drone pilot – successful completion of FAA Part 107 and drone experience.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment will include a mixture of office and field work.

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

System One, and its subsidiaries including Joulé, ALTA IT Services, CM Access, TPGS, and MOUNTAIN, LTD., are leaders in delivering workforce solutions and integrated services across North America. We help clients get work done more efficiently and economically, without compromising quality. System One not only serves as a valued partner for our clients, but we offer eligible full-time employees health and welfare benefits coverage options including medical, dental, vision, spending accounts, life insurance, voluntary plans, as well as participation in a 401(k) plan.

System One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, family care or medical leave status, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.