Senior Preservation Engineer - Bridge - Preservation Design

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Oregon Department of Transportation
OR, United States

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Senior Preservation Engineer - Bridge - Preservation Design


Salem, OR 



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Professional Engineer 2 – Senior Preservation Engineer - Bridge - Preservation Design
Oregon Department of Transportation
Delivery & Operations Division – Engineering & Technical Services Branch
Bridge Engineering Section / Bridge Preservation & Design Unit

The role:  
Apply today to join the Engineering & Technical Services Branch as a senior preservation engineer! You will plan and direct the design of complex bridge rehabilitations, mentor professional designers and technicians in preservation methodologies and prepare consultant contracts for bridge preservation services. In this role, you will make daily engineering decisions relating to structural integrity, public safety and economics to maintain and preserve bridges and transportation structures.
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:
  • Perform bridge engineering design for simple and complex bridges and other transportation related structures.
  • Prepare bridge design work orders.
  • Manage the bridge design team for multi-bridge projects, and direct and review the work of several structural designers and drafters in the preparation of plans.
  • Serve as the engineer of record for unlicensed structural designers, give project direction and stamp plan sheets for the unlicensed structural designers being mentored.
  • Manage and administer design and research contracts.
  • Provide technical expertise in the design of preservation type projects including bridges and other transportation related structures.
  • Assist the manager with leadership duties.
  • Perform as the bridge quality reviewer.
  • Provide engineering support to resident engineers (construction project managers).
  • Work is typically performed in an office environment and may require working adjacent to fast moving traffic, moving about hazardous locations and working 20 feet or more above the ground. Remote work options available!
  • Occasionally work is in response to damaged bridges or structures and can occur outside of normal business hours.
  • 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:
Three (3) years of journey level professional engineer experience and a valid Professional Engineer's (PE) license in civil, structural or transportation-related engineering.
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.
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. 
  • Extensive experience designing preservation, repair and maintenance type bridge projects.
  • Familiarity with other transportation disciplines.
  • Experience load rating and strengthening simple to complex bridges.
  • Familiarity with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test methods, ODOT specifications and National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) standards.
  • Experience mentoring others.
  • Effective communication skills, verbally and written.
Learn more and apply:
This recruitment closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022.
Click here to learn more and apply! Please note that we can only accept applications through our website.
Questions? Call 503-910-6372 or email
ODOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer