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VHB Structural/Bridge Inspection Team Leader in Watertown, Massachusetts

VHB is growing! We are seeking an experienced Structural Inspection Team Leader to join our Structures group and our growing bridge inspection practice.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic and innovative team across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects in size and scope. VHB has consistently been rated as one of the top Engineering Firms to work for up and down the East Coast, was awarded “Employer of the Year” by WTS in 2018, and is currently #10 in Zweig Group’s Top 100 Hot Firms.

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, designers, and surveyors tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers

  • We work hard, and we give back

  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)

  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Structural/Bridge Inspection Team Leader | Watertown, MA

In this position, you would serve an important lead role in the planning and execution of bridge inspections and the development of bridge load ratings. The role would involve coordinating multiple inspections teams and serving as an inspection Team Leader. The work would involve a mix of office and field work. The ideal candidate should possess a “can-do” attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work independently as well as with a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, and fun environment. The position includes significant opportunities for personal and professional development and growth within VHB’s emerging bridge inspection practice.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, perform, and supervise bridge and ancillary structure inspections in accordance with NBI Standards

  • Completing and reviewing of bridge inspection reports for MBTA, MassDOT, Local Municipalities and other state and local agencies

  • Performing load ratings for structures

  • Supervising and mentoring younger staff

  • Preparing design of bridge repairs

  • Technical oversight and review of inspection reports and load ratings

  • Monitoring of project budgets and schedules

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work at height and adjacent to live traffic

  • Familiarity with MassDOT, AASHTO, and AREMA design codes

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proactive and self-motived, with excellent attention to detail and quality

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Enthusiasm to learn, seek out opportunities, and take responsibility

  • Ability and willingness to travel (throughout New England), including overnight, as required

  • Rope access credentials are a plus

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • 8+ years of professional bridge inspection and load rating experience

  • Licensed professional engineer (PE) a strong plus

  • Must have passed the NHI/FHWA Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridge course

  • NHI/FHWA Fracture Critical course a strong plus

Please submit applications online.

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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ID: 2021-1637

External Company Name: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

External Company URL: https://www.vhb.com/

Street: 101 Walnut Street

Telecommute: No

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