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Bridge Engineer

By March 19, 2024

NMDOT

Job ID 141487

Salary
$34.50 – $55.20 Hourly

$71,760 – $114,816 Annually

This position is a Pay Band EG

Posting Details
This posting will be used for ongoing recruitment and may close at any time.  Applicant lists may be screened more than once.

Why does the job exist?
This position is responsible for public safety. Bridge Engineers ensure that the bridges in the State are safe, reliable and efficient. This position will be a technical expert that will perform Quality Control/Quality Assurance reviews for internally designed bridges and structures and will represent the Bridge Bureau on projects that are designed by Consultants to ensure compliance with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Bridge Procedures and Design Guide as well as adherence to the NMDOT Project Development Process.

How does it get done?
The Bridge Bureau manages numerous bridge and structural transportation projects throughout all six (6) NMDOT Districts. These bridge projects are crucial for the NMDOT to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. The Bridge Engineer will allow the NMDOT to fulfill its mission and obligation of completing projects on time and within budget. This position will participate in all phases of structural design from conceptual design to final plan preparation as well as construction services. The major tasks and how they are accomplished are as follows:

– Coordinate with Project Development Engineers, Consultants, other sections and bureaus to ensure that assigned projects are completed on time and within budget. This task will be
accomplished by clear communication and tracking.

– Give guidance and feedback to consultants and participate in reviewing consultant design plans/drawings as required. Design reviews shall be performed to ensure compliance with NMDOT
Bridge Procedures and Design Guide as well as adherence to the NMDOT Project Development Process. Consider requirements, function, constructability, economics and aesthetics in the review of documents.

– Give guidance and feedback to internal bridge designers and participate in reviewing design plans/drawings as required. Design reviews shall be performed to ensure compliance with NMDOT Bridge Procedures and Design Guide as well as adherence to the NMDOT Project Development Process. Consider requirements, function, constructability, economics and aesthetics in the review of documents.

– Participate in design meetings and inspections coordinated by the Project Development Engineers.

– Perform and/or coordinate Phase III Services, including processing of contractor’s requests for information (RFI’s) and shop drawings for various projects under construction.

Who are the customers?
The traveling public, NMDOT Districts and Regions, and the NMDOT Bridge Bureau.
Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have preferred experience/education in the following areas:

Minimum of four (4) years of experience with the NMDOT project development process. Detailed familiarity with the NMDOT Standard Drawings and Specifications. Advanced capability with PDF modification/markup software.  Strong teamwork and work ethic qualities are desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also preferred.

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant engineering discipline with licensure and six (6) years of engineering experience, two (2) of which must be as a Licensed Professional Engineer. Must be certified by the NMBLPEPS as a Licensed Professional Engineer in good standing within six (6) months of hire.

Substitution Table

No substitutions. Must possess required licensure, certification or registration and required number of years of experience

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive a Defensive Driving Course certificate as a condition of continued employment.

Employment requires successful completion of pre-employment physical exam and is conditional pending results.

Working Conditions
Work is substantially performed in and office setting with occasional field visits. Exposure to Visual/Video Display terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and telephone usage with extended periods of sitting. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply for this job email your details to ben.najera@dot.nm.gov

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