Bridge System Engineer

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Bridge System Engineer


Salem, OR 



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Professional Engineer 1 – Bridge System Engineer
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Bridge Engineering Section / Bridge Programs & Standards Unit

The role:  
Apply today to join our team as a bridge system engineer! In this role, you will provide technical advice to senior management on policies, procedures, programs, plans and regulations that will directly affect the administration, planning or program management of bridges in the state of Oregon.
We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce as we endeavor to best serve Oregonians from every background. ODOT values diversity and inclusion because they are good for Oregon. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, and providing opportunities for professional enrichment we are better able to serve those around us. We thank you for considering this employment opportunity.
A day in the life:
  • Lead the development of a 25-year statewide bridge needs study used to justify major program funding level.
  • Develop technical guidelines and standards for conducting this major study.
  • Develop action plans and policies to support statewide bridge asset management, bridge performance measurement and the state bridge program project selection process.
  • Prepare long-range border bridge plan for the rehabilitation of bridges shared with neighboring states.
  • Draft intergovernmental agreements for project planning, development and construction.
  • Develop policies and procedures for budgeting and oversee the proper expenditure and tracking of all bridge fund sources.
  • Integrate bridge planning considerations in the efforts of the Transportation Planning Division to maintain and update the Oregon Transportation Plan, Highway Plan and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Users Guide.
  • Prepare draft programs and program evaluation reports.
  • Develop and prepare supporting information for legislative concepts, and review and comment on draft agency plans and policies.
  • Represent the department in public forums and occasionally make presentations to unreceptive audiences, such as explaining and discussing an unpopular department policy or decisions to partners and customers.
  • Work is performed in an office environment with remote work options.
  • Occasional travel required, including overnight stays.
  • To request a copy of the position description, which includes all duties and working conditions, please email  
What’s in it for you:
  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, competitive benefits packages and so much more. Click here to learn about working at the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Live, work and play in Salem, Oregon!
What we need:
A valid professional engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural, or transportation-related engineering.
Note: If registered in another state, successful applicants will be required to obtain professional registration in the state of Oregon within six months of hire.
Driving is an essential function of this position. You must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record. We will conduct pre-employment driving records checks on our final candidate(s). Your license does not have to be issued in Oregon to be considered.
The State of Oregon requires all executive branch employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer. For more information, visit our policy listed here.
What we’d like to see:
If you have these qualities, let us know! It’s how we will choose whom to move forward!
Note: You do not need to have all of these qualities to be eligible for this position.  
  • Self-motivated, creative, and able to work independently to improve condition reporting and advance bridge management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others who are providing their work and those who use bridge information.
  • Strong writing skills and the demonstrated ability to clearly present information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with large data sets to produce accurate, repeatable and well-documented information.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply engineering experience to learn bridge specific engineering including inspection, preservation and seismic.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 27, 2021.
Click here to learn more and to apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 971-273-8687 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer