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WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Bridge Engineer (ID# 45453) in Charleston, South Carolina

Senior Bridge Engineer (ID# 45453) Charleston, SC

Category: Bridge - Engineering and Design

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 5 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer for our Charleston, South Carolina location to support our robust and growing Bridge Inspection Practice in the Carolinas and thorughout the Southeast region!

Responsibilities include:

  • The Team Leader shall, under limited remote supervision while in the field, and by merit of his/her education, licensure and relevant work experience, perform independent, scientific evaluation of the condition state, function and load carrying capacity of bridges and their individual components, as compared to their original design state and/or current standards. Such routine evaluations must necessarily include discretionary judgment and application of advanced engineering principles. Such judgments may form the basis of recommendations to bridge owners for repair, rehabilitation or replacement.

  • Plan, schedule and perform bridge inspections in accordance with the requirements of specific Bridge Owners, but in all cases, in compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and the AASHTO Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges.

  • Review, create, and compile all required inspection reports and plan field operations

  • Direct other field team members

  • Enforce safe operations in field

  • Liaison with client field/facility staff, assist with critical condition findings

  • Ensure technical compliance with all applicable standards and specifications

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in bridge design and/or bridge inspection

  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or related field

  • NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Physically capable of performing continuous field work including working at heights and in close quarters, climbing, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc.

  • Self-motivated

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to think critically and solve problems

  • Ability to work well in team-oriented structure

  • Valid, unrestricted driver's license

  • Ability to travel approximately 50%

  • Ability to supervise, train and direct the work of team members

  • Cognizant of time and budget management

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

  • Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SPRAT Certified Rope Access Level 1 3

  • Additional FHWA/NHI Training Fracture Critical and Ancillary Structures

  • AutoCAD/Microstation Capabilities

  • NICET certification at level IV or other applicable certification is preferred.


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, WSP USA is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

WSP firmly commits itself to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with applicable laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), age, marital or registered domestic partnership status, military or veteran status, mental or physical disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), political affiliation, familial status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, participation in protected activity under applicable laws, or other legally protected classes or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.