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Lead Bridge Inspector

Company name
RealStreet Staffing

Location
Vienna, VA

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Job Description
Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.
We currently have a great assignment for a Lead Bridge Inspector with one of our top clients.  Our client is a full-service consulting firm offering a wide array of Program and Construction Management, Project Controls and Engineering Services.
Job Responsibilities
The Lead Bridge Inspector will lead an inspection team responsible for planning, preparing and performing a field inspection of a bridge, signal, sign or other highways ancillary structure.  The Lead Bridge Inspector is responsible for the overall management and supervision of an inspection team composed of one or more inspectors.  This person will assure that inspections within the jurisdiction of the team are performed on-time and in accordance with the NBIS and the applicable US State's latest policies and procedures.  The location of this position is in Winchester, VA or Dulles, VA and responsibilities include:

Reviews existing bridge/structure as-built plans and previous inspection reports to become intimately familiar with structure designs and previously reported deficiencies
Investigates sites to determine the best means of bridge inspection access and maintenance of traffic requirements needed to perform an inspection
Mentors junior bridge inspectors
Works within the established project schedules
Coordinates with other inspectors, bridge access equipment and maintenance of traffic (MOT) vendors, testing technicians and others as directed by client’s Project Manager
Leads pre-inspection meetings on-site
Reviews structure's previous load rating to determine if a new load rating is required
Attends project meetings as required
Assures inspection work zones are safely set up and all applicable safety protocols are being followed
Writes inspection reports
Promotes a work environment that fosters good employee morale with emphasis on mutual respect

Job Requirements
Specific qualifications for the Lead Bridge Inspector role include one of five ways to qualify.  The qualified candidate must, at a minimum:
1.  Be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in a US State or Territory; or
2.  Have five years bridge inspection experience and have successfully completed an FHWA approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course (FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety of In-Service Bridges); or
3.  Be certified as a Level III or IV Bridge Safety Inspector under the National Society of Professional Engineer’s program for National Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) and have successfully completed an FHWA approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course (FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety of In-Service Bridges); or
4.  Have all of the following:

A bachelor’s degree in engineering from a college or university accredited by or determined as substantially equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; and
Successfully passed the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Fundamentals of Engineering examination; and
Two years of bridge inspection experience; and
Successfully completed an FHWA approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course (FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety of In-Service Bridges); or

5. Have all of the following:

An associate’s degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university accredited by or determined as substantially equivalent by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; and
Four years of bridge inspection experience; and
Successfully completed an FHWA approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course (FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety of In-Service Bridges)

Additional qualifications are as follows:

If the Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130055) course was taken more than three years ago, the candidate must have successfully completed a bridge inspection refresher training course (FHWA-NHI-130053) within the last three years
Candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
Previous Structure and Bridge Engineering design experience with VDOT, MDSHA or DDOT is preferred
Experience using Microstation or AutoCAD is preferred
Proficiency with BrR (AASHTOWare Bridge Rating) software, STAAD, MDX Software, DESCUS, LARSA 4D or other bridge design/load rating software is a plus
This position extensive time in the field, 50% field and 50% office, or as necessary

Preferred acquired training:

Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors (FHWA-NHI-130054)
Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges (FHWA-NHI-130078)
Bridge Coatings Inspections (FHWA-NHI-130079)
Inspection and Maintenance of Ancillary Highway Structures (FHWA-NHI-130087)
Hazardous Bridge Coatings: Design and Management of Maintenance and Removal Operations (FHWA-NHI-130069) 

College level courses in statics, steel design, concrete design and strength of materials

Benefits
Our client offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
Life insurance
Long-term disability
401(k)
Paid time off 

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and contact us today!
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Company info

RealStreet Staffing
Website : http://www.realstreetstaffing.com/

Company Profile
When it comes down to it, the right people are vital to the success of any construction initiative. We should know. We're RealStreet Staffing, and since 2001 we've dedicated ourselves to matching executive level construction experts with career opportunities in the architectural, construction and engineering communities. From commercial and private ventures to government initiatives, our professionals provide a solid foundation for the success of clients in the Metro D.C. / Baltimore area, and throughout the continental U.S. The RealStreet Advantage Specialization. Executive level construction staffing is what we do. Founded by construction professionals, we understand the changing needs of the industry from the ground up, just like your project. Industry Experience. All our staff members have direct construction or construction-related experience. This first-hand knowledge, combined with professional recruiting expertise, yields unparalleled results for our clients and candidates alike. The Right Person, at the Right Time. Our rigorous True-Match selection system ensures we quickly deliver the right candidate for your needs. Using our "A" Method screening, we identify and present only the top 10% of potential available candidates. Ongoing Market Research. We continually analyze market trends, project development and industry changes to ensure your success. Flexible Options. We offer leased, and direct hire placement, as well as a cost-effective temp-to-hire option, which ensures continuity and project history from the first shovelful of dirt through project completion.

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