Bridge Maintenance Engineer

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Waukesha, WI, United States

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Bridge Maintenance Engineer


Waukesha, WI 

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Job Description:

Are you interested in making a positive impact on Wisconsin's infrastructure by assisting with inspection and maintenace of bridges and other transportation structures for the state of Wisconsin?

The WI Department of Transportation (WisDOT), Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) is seeking an interested and qualified individual to fill a Bridge Maintenance Engineer (Structural Engineer Transportation Entry or Senior) for the Bureau of Structures!

This full-time project position will be headquartered in Waukesha, WI.

Position Summary

This position assists with the inspection, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement of major/complex/operational bridges and other bridges and transportation related structures for the Bureau of Structures – Inspection and Maintenance Unit B located in the Southeast Regional office in Waukesha. This position, individually or as a member of a team, performs routine up to complex professional engineering duties in implementing the region's planned bridge maintenance program. These duties include, but are not limited to: conducting bridge inspections; preparing bridge inspection reports; and recommending maintenance needs and repairs for preventative maintenance and emergency repair due to accidents. This position works directly with county staff and private contractor forces to ensure structure maintenance and repairs are performed satisfactorily.

Salary Information

The Entry level is in schedule-range 14-14 with an annual salary of $52,000 to $62,005plus excellent benefits.

A $2000 sign-on bonus applies to Entry level candidates who do not have any prior permanent full-time state service in the last five years, split between the first paycheck ($1000) and upon completing the 12 month probationary period ($1000).

The Senior level is in schedule-range 14-13 with an annual salary of $66,560 to $84,240plus 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.


Minimum requirement: 4-year degree in Civil Engineering or a related field from an ABET-accredited University, Engineer in Training (EIT) credential, OR Professional Engineer (PE) credential.

A minimally qualified candidate will have a background that includes structures courses or a combination of structures courses and work experience.  All applicants must list at least 4 structures courses along with a brief description of each course in their application materials (letter of qualifications, resume).

In addition to the above:

To be eligible at the Senior level, candidates must have 4 years of professional experience in design, construction or maintenance 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 is filled. The first application review deadline is 11:59pm on Monday, September 12th, 2022.