State of Massachusetts District Bridge Inspection Engineer in Northampton, Massachusetts

Position Summary

Serve as the District Bridge Inspection Engineer and assist the District Bridge Engineer by overseeing the work of personnel in the District Bridge Inspection Unit. Perform a variety of functions including, but not limited to: supervising the District Bridge Inspection Unit personnel; reviewing the inspection process of bridge inspectors; reviewing inspection reports and other documents; and coordinating inspections performed by consultants, all to ensure compliance with FHWA and MassDOT requirements for the Bridge Inspection Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise all Bridge Inspection Personnel (i.e. Team Leaders, Team Members, MEM III and MEO II) in the District by adhering to proper supervisory practices in order to maintain a productive section.

  2. Review the performance of employees by adhering to the guidelines of the Employee Performance Review System (EPRS).

  3. Coordinates all unit bridge inspection activities, including frequency of inspection, traffic control set-ups, and the reporting of all bridge deficiencies.

  4. Provide quality control of the operations of the unit and of the reports written in order to maintain the accuracy, timeliness, consistency, uniformity, completeness and safety of inspections.

  5. Oversee the proper preparation and completion of all reports and documents required by MassDOT's Bridge Inspection Program.

  6. Perform miscellaneous office assignments, as required by the District Bridge Engineer, Area Bridge Inspection Engineer and/or Bridge Inspection Engineer.

Working Conditions:

Bridge Inspection Engineers work both in an office and outside in all types of weather such as hot, cold, wet, dry and humid, lighting conditions and under exposure to such hazardous conditions as those found at bridge sites, including adjacent to live traffic or within active railroad corridors and exposure to fumes, loud sounds and may travel for job related purposes. Their work also 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. In addition, their work may require the use of hand tools and other equipment to test concrete for soundness and to chip areas of deteriorated material to reach sound concrete or steel.

Based on assignment, 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.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources Specialist, Robin Burke, at 857-368-8505.

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 & Technology, and (B) Professional Engineer registration, and (C) at least four (4) years of full-time professional bridge inspection experience, of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory capacity, and (D) possess the minimum qualifications to be in charge of a bridge inspection organizational unit as specified in 23 CFR Part 650 Subpart C by having one of the following required combinations of training and experience:

(1) Professional Engineer registration and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course; or

(2) Have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in bridge inspection assignments in a responsible capacity and successful completion of a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course.


A minimum of ten (10) 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.

Special Requirements

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.

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, at 857-368-8738.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services

Organization: *Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title: District Bridge Inspection Engineer

Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-811 N King Street

Requisition ID: 180007XK