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Bridge Inspection Team Leader

Date: Apr 27, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Transystems

Req ID: 17761

For more than 50 years, TranSystems has provided engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions to enhance the movement of goods and people across today’s integrated transportation infrastructure. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., its professionals in more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the transportation and federal marketplaces. Services are delivered throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to construction to long-term operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.



TranSystems’ Philadelphia office has a reputation for excellence and innovation in the design, inspection and evaluation of bridges; from simple to complex and short to long span.


The Philadelphia office seeks a Structural/Bridge Engineer to join our established transportation practice as a Team Leader for Bridge Inspections. In this role you will function as the lead inspector supervising the work of less experienced engineers and mentor them as you help to develop their technical and inter-personal skills. Depending on level of experience, you may also serve as the Project Manager of various inspection contracts. Your responsibilities will include coordinating all aspects of the inspection, writing/reviewing inspection reports, load rating preparation/reviewing, and preparing fee proposals for inspection assignments. You may also work with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects, including roadway, traffic, rail, site, and public transit.


You will be mentored by our senior staff, and have the opportunity to engage and assist with new project pursuits, including Qualifications and Technical Proposal preparation, Scope of Service and Fee Proposal development, and networking opportunities through professional society events.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a 4-yr accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related bridge inspection experience
  • Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
  • Successful completion of PennDOT’s Bridge Safety Inspector Certification Course and are current on PennDOT’s Bridge Inspection Refresher Course.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), and experience with PennDOT Inspection Programs (iForms and BMS2 Web) and Design and Rating programs, familiar with engineering design packages such as MicroStation and AutoCAD.
  • No relocation assistance provided.
  • Available to provide own transportation


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Successful completion of NHI Course 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, and are current on NHI Course 130053A Bridge Inspection Refresher Training (if applicable)
  • Successful completion of NHI Course 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges.
  • Local candidates


General Duties & Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Lead team to perform site inspections of existing bridges to determine conditions.
  2. Lead team to perform site inspections of bridge construction projects to evaluate conformance with contract plans and specifications.
  3. Prepare or preferably direct and review the preparation and modification of inspection reports, and load ratings.
  4. Coordinate multiple inspections on multiple inspection sites as part of an overall program.
  5. Prepare or preferably direct the preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules and designs for bridge rehabilitation or design projects.
  6. Receive instructions from Senior Project Managers as to the general results expected or depending on level of experience serve as the Project Manager.
  7. Review project inspections and/or design for general compliance with engineering principles, company standards, client contract requirements, and related specifications.
  8. Receive technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.
  9. Be responsible for accuracy of engineering inspections and design and plan preparation, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  10. Show understanding of team management, develop project scope of work, estimate manpower needs, prepare CPM schedules and track project progress.
  11. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  12. Perform as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.
  13. Available to provide own transportation if required for project


Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


Travel Requirements:  Travel anticipated. Level based on project needs.


At TranSystems, learning never stops. There are a variety of ways to develop and we’re here to help you figure out the best path for you by offering:

  • Project Manager Training
  • Supervisor and Future Leader Training
  • Online Learning Courses
  • Continuing Education and Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Registration/Licensing and Certification
  • Professional Society Memberships


TranSystems cares about our employees and we’ve developed a benefits package that reflects that. We believe in supporting our employees through each stage of life with programs including:

  • Flexible Schedules
  • A Selection of Attractive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Parental Leave
  • FSA and HSA
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Qualified Retirement Plan
  • Employee Wellness Incentives



TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one that is subject to U.S. law.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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