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Bridge Inspector

Company name
Genesee & Wyoming Inc

Columbus, OH, United States

Employment Type

Civil Engineering, Engineering

Posted on
Feb 20,2019

Valid Through
Jun 05,2019

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This position is responsible for the inspection, scheduling, recording and reporting of assigned railroad structures in an effort to ensure the safety G&W and the public. The successful candidate will be able to operate in a fast paced, demanding environment and be able to deliver comprehensive structures inspections on time and in line with federal, corporate and regional requirements. Excellent organizational skills, resource management and attention to detail are essential to be effective execution in this position.


Conduct detailed and accurate inspections of structures across defined territory noting conditions and repair priorities of all components of the structures.

Ensure that prompt and appropriate action is taken for each structure to ensure the safety of G&W trains, employees and the public.

Climb all aspects of the bridges to determine and report the conditions.

Schedule and coordinate inspections for assigned territory.

Ability to prioritize findings and defects in line with federal and G&W requirements.

Ensure inspection data is promptly recorded into G&W’s Electronic Structures Information and Management System.

Coordinate with regional personnel regarding inspection schedules and plans.Assist corporate and regional bridge staff in short-term and long-term bridge capital and repair programs.

Assist in emergency situations requiring the inspections of any G&W structures

Develop and grow regional relationships vital to the success and safety of the structures program.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Structures Inspection

Required Skills

2-5 years of experience in structures inspection and engineering.

A working knowledge of the railroad industry.

Thorough working knowledge of FRA regulations, AREMA recommended practices and the AREMA Bridge Inspection Handbook

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

Basic understanding of database management.

Excellent attention to detail.

Sound judgment and decision making skills.

Ability to accurately express structures condition details in written and oral communication.

Ability to communicate effectively with regions and senior management teams, employees, customers, railroads, regulatory agency officials, and the general public.

Ability to operate machinery relative to bridge inspections.

Ability to work in varying weather conditions.

Poses the ability to work at great heights.

Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, bend and reach overhead.

Required Experience

Required: High School Diploma/GED.

Preferred: Bachelor of Science in Civil or Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited school of engineering.


90% or more covering the G&W North America railroads.

Ability to report to work with minimal advance notice.

Work flexible daily shedules, including weekends, dictated by travel distance and and inspection schedules.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and

its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Job Location

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Company info

Genesee & Wyoming Inc
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Company Profile
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns or leases 122 freight railroads worldwide (collectively "G&W" or the "company")* organized in nine locally managed operating regions with 8,000 employees serving 3,000 customers.

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