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Bridge Staff Engineer or Bridge Engineer Intern

By January 11, 2023
  • Full Time
  • Boise, ID
  • February 28, 2023

Idaho Transportation Department


Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.  The Idaho Transportation Department is looking to fill key engineering positions in our Bridge Section.  This position will be responsible for all aspects of the design and construction of bridge highway projects, from inception to final completion. The incumbent will also be responsible for all aspects of bridge operations such as bridge load rating, analyzing overweight permits, and the safety inspection of in-service bridges.

This announcement will be used to fill an opening in the Bridge Section, Boise HQ office. You may apply via this announcement if you are interested in a Bridge Staff Engineer position (Starting Salary: $33.92 – $36.57). Please see the Minimum Qualifications (Licensure and Experience) listed below.

If you do not possess a Professional Engineering license but have an Engineer Intern license please apply under the current Engineer Intern announcement https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/idaho/jobs/3674011/bridge-engineer-intern-tesl-horizontal-career-path.

Idaho Transportation Departments Engineering positions are part of the Technical Engineering Services Lead (TESL) Horizontal Career Path. Through on-the-job training, classroom training, achievement of team goals and agency goals, there will be opportunity to progress through the appropriate steps. After successfully completion of each step, wages may increase as outlined below:

Engineer Intern – starting wage: $27.00
Associate Engineer – starting wage: $30.00
Staff Engineer – starting wage: $33.92 – $36.57
Staff Engineer 1 – starting wage: $36.57
Technical Engineer Services Leader – completion wage: $40.17
Technical Engineering Services Lead (TESL) engineers are considered fully competent professional engineers, capable of performing all the conventional aspects of engineering of the functional areas of responsibility of the discipline involved. Candidates will be expected to independently evaluate, select, and adapt situations, and modify techniques, procedures, and criteria to solve problems encountered. Some positions involve extensive travel and frequent overnight stays; being on call and responding to emergencies at any hour. The physical ability to walk over rough terrain, climb ladders and lift and carry equipment weighing up to 25 pounds is required. The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is a positive attribute.

Example of Duties:
Design and support of construction of bridges
Bridge load rating
Overweight truck permit analysis
Safety inspection of in-service bridges
Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work, as part of a major project or a total project of moderate scope

Minimum Qualifications:
Licensure: Licensed in Idaho as a Professional Engineer (PE); or eligible for comity licensure by the Idaho Board of Professional Engineers in accordance with Idaho Code, Title 54, Chapter 12;
Valid driver’s license.
Experience: analyzing, interpreting and applying federal, state and local laws when applying professional engineering principles and practices; writing technical engineering reports; evaluating, selecting and adapting standard engineering plans, specifications and standards in completing projects; coordinating field work and inspecting projects or facilities for compliance with standards.
Experience with structural analysis and bridge design software desired.
Experience with AASHTOWare Bridge Rating desired
Working knowledge of Bentley MicroStation and/or Open Roads Designer preferred
Familiarity with the ITD LFRD Bridge Design Manual
Familiarity with the Idaho Manual for Bridge Evaluation
Structural knowledge and or structural college level courses preferred
Experience in structural design preferably bridges or other transportation related structures.  Have completed coursework in reinforced and pre-stressed concrete design, steel design, and foundation engineering

Supplemental Information:
To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!

Benefits:Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
Accrue paid vacation every pay period which increases with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges
The Idaho Department of Transportation may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.



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