Regional Inspection Program Manager (Structural Engineer Transportation Advanced)

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Waukesha, WI, United States

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Regional Inspection Program Manager (Structural Engineer Transportation Advanced)




$79,040 -$91,520

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Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact on Wisconsin's infrastructure? Join the Bureau of Structures as a Regional Inspection Programt Manager to aid in the inspection and maintenance of bridges and transportation related structures!

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Regional Inspection Program Manager (Structural Engineer Transportation Advanced) position in the Bureau of Structures!

This full-time position can be headquartered in the Superior or Eau Claire.

Position Summary

This position is a unique advanced engineering position in the inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and other transportation related structures for the Bureau of Structures. The engineering responsibilities of this position require continually high-level contacts with public and private officials and engineers/engineering consultants on highly sensitive and complex engineering reviews.  This position makes independent decisions and performs work in response to program needs with little or no review of the work by the supervisor.  The work requires justifications to Division Management and to the Federal Highway Administration. This position directs and reviews the work of bridge inspection and repair staff (State and County) and reviews the work of local government and consultant bridge inspectors.  In addition, this position provides in-depth technical expertise to other groups concerning bridges, structures, and hydraulics.

This position inspects state-maintained bridges on state trunk highways, off-system bridges on city streets, bridges on state-owned railroad corridors, and other miscellaneous structures over state roads.  This position reviews inspection reports and develops repair work priority needs. This position also works with and assists the ancillary program manager to manage the inspection and maintenance of miscellaneous structures in the assigned geographical area, including sign bridges, noise walls, retaining walls, large culverts, tunnels, and others. In addition, this position works with and assists the structure maintenance engineers to prepare annual bridge maintenance budget.

Salary Information
This position is in schedule-range 14-13 with an annual salary of $79,040 -$91,520, 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.


PE Requirement

A valid Professional Engineering registration and be able to obtain a Wisconsin PE registration within 3 months if PE registration is from another state.

Bridge Inspector Special Requirements

  • Certified Bridge Inspector per WisDOT Structure Inspection Manual (or be able to obtain this certification within the first 12 months of employment).
  • Ability to frequently travel on an independent basis such as traveling 3 to 5 days a week to multiple locations in one day
  • Ability to work outdoors in conditions of heat, cold, humidity, dust, and to walk over rough terrain.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects such as tools or material samples.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours.
  • Ability to work in or near water, including safely working from a boat. 
  • Bridge inspection requires a level of physical agility and strength plus the ability to work at heights up to several hundred feet above ground level safely.  Access to inspection areas is gained by entering small access hatches and climbing or descending ladders and also requires crawling on beams and piers.  Safety equipment including harnesses and special self-contained breathing equipment may be required.  Some inspections require entering and riding in a special bucket suspended underneath the structure from a hydraulic boom on special bridge inspection machines known as a "Snooper" and "Reach-All".

Qualified applicants will have experience with the following:

At least 5 years of experience in design, construction, maintenance, or inspection of transportation structures (structures are defined as bridges, culverts, sound walls, retaining walls or sign bridges).

Deadline to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis until the position has been filled. The first application review deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, July 17th, 2022.