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Gannett Fleming, Inc. Bridge Engineer in Columbia, South Carolina

Gannett Fleming is looking for a Bridge Engineer to join our team in South Carolina! A successful candidate to perform structural analysis, design and detailed plan preparation of steel and concrete bridges, related highway structures, as well as have a good understanding of highway and geotechnical engineering. Desired candidate is familiar with SCDOT design policies, standards, and specifications. The candidate will serve as a project engineer and assist the bridge project manager for multidisciplinary projects. The candidate should possess skills to perform bridge design calculations and generation of bridge plans. The candidate will work with team members to maintain and improve current client relationships.

This position would also assist with performing bridge safety inspections. Some travel will be required with these inspections. Position requires effective time management, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Successful candidate will be articulate with a professional presence and solid decision-making, planning and organizational skills.

Primary Duties

  • Perform and check bridge geometry, design and quantity calculations.

  • Review / check plans for bridges and other transportation related structures. Develop contract documents, such as specifications, cost estimates and review of construction support documents such as shop drawings or contractor requests for information.

  • Perform NBI bridge inspections & load ratings.

  • Coordinate work activities and provide guidance to supporting staff.

Secondary Duties

A successful candidate will also have experience in structure analysis, structural capacity analysis (ratings), and bridge rehabilitation design (rail/highway bridges).

  • Perform highway/rail bridge/structure condition inspections.

  • Develop bridge condition evaluation reports with effective repair/rehabilitation recommendations.

  • Coordinate field activity, access equipment, and MOT vendors.

  • Perform or check structural load capacity rating analyses for rail and highway structures.

  • Review existing bridge/structure plans to identify critical elements, details, fracture critical members, and structural load paths.

  • Assist with inspection coordination and analysis activities.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Registered South Carolina PE preferred.

  • 5-8 years of experience working as bridge design engineer.

  • Experience with design and plan development for SCDOT is required.

  • Experience with AASHTO LRFD/LRFR concrete and steel design and analysis.

  • Proficient with Conspan, RC Pier, structural design programs and Microsoft Office XP (Word, Excel). Familiar with STAAD, Merlin Dash, MDX, or similar programs.

  • Strong basic knowledge of the bridge plan development and detailing preferred.

  • Familiarity with SCDOT’s Bridge Inspection Guidance Documentfor inspections preferred.

  • Detail oriented with strong skills in structural analysis, steel design and concrete design as it relates to transportation structures.

  • Diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas related to bridge design; Substructure design and Superstructure design.

  • Completed the comprehensive Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (NHI Course 130055) and the Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges (NHI Course 130078).

  • Experience with use of under bridge access equipment (man lifts, snoopers, UB, etc.)

  • Clear verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, self-starter, demonstrated organization skills, team player, and commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Must have the physical abilities to transverse steep embankments, work at heights and in confined spaces, climbing, carrying ladders and gear, work in adverse weather conditions, etc.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans status or other characteristics protected by law.

Gannett Fleming will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local candidates will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


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Requisition #: 2020-6781

External Company Name: Gannett Fleming, Inc.

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