Minimum Qualifications To be eligible or to be considered for appointment, candidates must be reachable from the Civil Service List for this position or be eligible for transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law. Candidates must possess a NYS Professional Engineer License, current registration and have at least (5) years of recent experience in bridge design, bridge inspection, or other bridge engineering related experience which is acceptable to the Department. Along with at least (3) months of bridge inspection experience and must successfully complete an FHWA approved bridge inspection training course with (3) months from appointment.
Duties Description As Professional Engineer 1 (Civil/Transportation) in the Regional Design Group, the selected candidate will perform assigned functional duties under the direction of a Professional Engineer 2 and those duties include, but are not limited to:
Design Team Leader duties include: supervising and leading a highway or bridge design team throughout all stages of the project development process; coordinating project activities and communicating effectively with Regional and Main Office functional units, local officials and the public; monitoring project progress with respect to cost, scope, schedule and quality; performing various types of structural, highway or hydraulic calculations; providing technical design data for the production of Design Approval Documents, Advance Detail Plans and Proposal Specifications and Estimate (PS&E) packages; providing technical construction support; supervising, training and mentoring design personnel; and providing technical assistance as needed.
Bridge Inspection Team Leader duties include: inspecting, preparing and submitting inspection reports for approximately 150 state and locally owned bridges annually; determining when flag conditions exist, providing prompt notifications and preparing flag reports; coordinating inspection work with Work Zone Traffic Control contractors, bridge inspection consultants, and Regional functional groups; updating load rating, vulnerability and inventory data; and assisting with other Bridge Safety Assurance duties, as necessary.
Hydraulic Engineer duties include: performing hydraulic evaluations of bridges and large culverts for capital and maintenance work; reviewing drainage systems for highway work permit applications; supervising the large culvert inspection team; coordinating the bridge inspection diving program with MO Structures; coordinating large culvert inspection program and perform quality control on reports and safety flags; maintaining BSA hydraulic and post flood databases, along with coordination of post flood inspections; assisting RSME with special analysis and other tasks, as needed.
Load Rating Engineer duties include: perform, review and prioritize load ratings, coordinate with inspectors to monitor changes in field conditions that affect load ratings, coordinate with consultant load rating engineers, make load posting recommendations, issue load rating flags, perform fatigue life evaluations, perform special inspections as needed, evaluate bridges for special hauling permits from the Regional Traffic and Safety Group, assist the RSE, RBME and RSME with special structural designs and analyses, and supervise winter staff to assist with load ratings or special assignments.
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Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and a current resume, titled by last name, with the Notice Number R7-23-25 and last name in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than 10/7/23