Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Engineer

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Waukesha, WI, United States

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Bridge Maintenance and Inspection Engineer


Eau Claire, WI 

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Come join our Northwest Engineering Team and help shape Wisconsin's Transportation future!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD), Northwest Region is seeking a Civil Engineer Transportation – Senior to help inspect and maintain bridges and other transportation structures.

This position is headquartered in Eau Claire, WI!

Click here to see what a current engineer has to say about working at WisDOT

WisDOT is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits such as a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, ample vacation time, excellent health benefits, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health. 

In addition to these amazing benefits, we strive for inclusivity and celebrate different religious holidays and cultural observances, and provide flexibility for utilizing paid time off for such celebrations.  For more information on WisDOT you can visit our website by clicking here.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability. The WisDOT IDEA continues to drive us forward in our mission to provide leadership in the development and operation of a safe and efficient transportation system.  We operate with integrity as we build trust and confidence in all our relationships through honesty, commitment, and the courage to do what is right in all of our efforts. We strive for diversity in creating an environment, including all people and opinions, which cultivates opportunities to bring varied perspectives to the work being done and decisions being made. We believe in leading by excellence by providing quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations by being professional and the best in all we do. We are committed to maintaining accountability, both individually and collectively, for the impact of our actions on resources, the people we serve, and each other.

Position Summary

This is a Senior level engineering position dealing with the inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and other transportation structures.  Under the direction of the Bridge Maintenance Lead worker, the individual in this position performs bridge inspections on the State Trunk Highway System and performs duties necessary for the proper administration of the Regions bridge maintenance and inspection programs.  Duties are performed under general supervision of a Regional Operations Supervisor.

This position also performs the required structure inspections according to FHWA and WisDOT Guidelines and Rules.  Provides technical guidance on structure projects in the Regional Improvement Program for design and construction projects.  Develops and manages routine, discretionary and emergency bridge repair and rehabilitation work.  Works directly with County staff and private contractors to ensure structure maintenance and repairs are performed correctly.

Salary Information

This position is in schedule-range 14-13 with an annual salary of $63,960-$79,040, plus excellent benefits. A twelve month probationary period is required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan.

Job Details

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check which may include FBI fingerprinting.

Certain positions within this Department may allow remote/work from home flexibility for a portion of their work schedule, depending on the needs of the position and the work unit. This topic and any remote work flexibility that may be available will be discussed in more detail in the interview process. For positions that do allow remote work flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.


Qualified applicants will have experience with all the following:

  • Candidate must have 4-year degree in Civil Engineer or a related field from an ABET accredited University, EIT Credential, or Professional Engineer (PE) credential.
  • At least 4 years of experience in design, construction or maintenance of transportation structures (structures are defined as bridges, culverts, sound walls, retaining walls or sign bridges)

How To Apply

Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process.  Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.

Your application materials are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on how to develop and what should be included in these materials, click here. For more information on the basics of the selection process and how the State of WI ensures fair and equitable treatment of all applicants, click here.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer or voluntary demotion) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.

Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Sonam Lhanze at or 608-264-7230.

Deadline to Apply

Deadline to Apply is Thursday October 21 2021 at 11:59pm.