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Bridge Inspector - All Offices

Posted: 12/27/2022

TPD is seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a desire to become a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, a desire to learn, the willingness to work cohesively within a team and the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the planning and preparation of bridge inspections by collecting existing bridge reports and data, gathering equipment, coordinating inspection routes, etc.
  • Review and interpret plans and site layouts to obtain information about the bridges.
  • Assist in inspecting bridge superstructures, substructures, approach roadways, safety features (guide rail), stream channels, and signing as required for structural integrity, general safety, continued conformance to specifications and codes, and compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards and FHWA bridge inspection metrics.
  • Assigning Condition and Appraisal ratings to the various components of bridges in accordance with agency guidelines.
  • Collecting bridge inspection data and entry into PennDOT’s Bridge Management System using PennDOT’s electronic iForms and BMS2web systems.
  • Use of inspection equipment, including but not limited to: safety harnesses, measuring devices, tape measures, calipers, ladders, cameras, probing rods, hammers, wire brushes, and other small tools.
  • Use of special access equipment to access all portions of the bridge structure (e.g., underbridge cranes, lift vehicles, amphibious tracking lift vehicles, boats, rigging platforms)
  • Writing of draft reports for review by Inspection Team Leaders.
  • Assist in preparing recommendations, including quantities and costs for repairs to bridges for review by the Inspection Team Leader.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is desirable but not required.
  • Willingness to complete a 3-week training course and pass the test to become a Certified Bridge Safety Inspector (CBSI), followed by attending 3-day refresher courses every two years and additional supplemental training following certification.
  • A willingness and ability to work both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather and year-round. Inspections may be performed day or night, with work periods longer than 8 hours.
  • The ability to navigate in and around bridge structures, which may require traversing rugged terrain with thick vegetation, working at heights, climbing, wading in waterways, working from a boat, and working in and around traffic.
  • Willingness to travel within PA (Travel time is paid)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work on multiple projects and ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365
  • Valid Driver’s License

Technical learning is encouraged both externally and within TPD’s own University program (TPDU). TPD strongly encourages and supports an individual’s career growth and upward mobility. As staff members advance in their career paths, opportunities may arise for advanced roles, in turn increasing responsibility and leadership options.


Reasons to Work for TPD

We are a dynamic team of multi-disciplinary transportation professionals that innovate, collaborate, learn from each other, and serve the needs of our clients and the public. Our team of 200+ engineering, design, and planning professionals share a mission to improve the quality of life for the public. We are deeply dedicated to our company values, which include a commitment to:

  • Fostering a healthy work-life balance.
  • Bettering our surrounding communities through charitable work and giving.
  • Staff, client, and geographic diversity.
  • Professional Development.
  • Meeting the needs of the public.
  • Active engagement in the shaping of policy.

Our team members produce exceptional work products and are supported in their growth through some of the most competitive benefits in the industry. TPD offers a competitive salary and benefits, including an unmatched flex-time policy, Paid Time Off, parental leave, and a Professional Development program designed to help our staff continue their education and training throughout their careers.


About TPD's Culture

Ranked the overall #4 Best Civil Engineering Firm to Work for in the Nation (#1 in our size category), and residing on the list of the Engineering News Record (ENR)’s Top 500 Design Firms in the nation, we are proud of our success and growth as a multi-disciplinary engineering firm since our inception in 1989. With 13 offices throughout the eastern United States, no project is too small or too large for our professionals. From local streetscape or trail design projects to corridor improvement projects spanning miles, we take pride in everything we produce as a team. Our staff has become like a second family, with group potlucks, coordinated fitness challenges, and organized community improvement events. At TPD, we offer a creative, supportive, flexible, and fun environment, an ideal environment to continue your career.


*TPD is an Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to not discriminate against employees or employment applicants for any reason including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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