Civil Engineer III (Structural)

Chesapeake, Virginia
Yearly Salary
Sep 24, 2021
Oct 24, 2021
Position Type
Contract Type
Organization Type

Work for Virginia's second largest municipality making a huge impact in the mobility of the region. The Chesapeake Bridges Division supports 1.75 million crossings per day by operating and maintaining 115 movable and fixed bridges and culverts. Our small team environment has great job satisfaction on a daily basis through problem-solving and customer support. We offer stable employment with a great benefits package so you can focus on providing the best support to the citizens of Chesapeake.

This position:

Leads the City's bridge inspection team by planning and executing NBIS bridge inspections and ancillary sign structures inspection.

Designs in-house repairs and develop maintenance schedules for static and movable bridges' structural, mechanical and electrical components.

Supervises an engineer and welders, mechanics and electricians in the inspection and maintenance of critical infrastructure.

Writes and/or reviews inspection reports, structure inventory & appraisal sheets, sketches, and element data sheets. Reviews consultant's inspection reports.

Performs and/or reviews load rating for structures.

Responds to after-hours breakdowns at movable bridges and other bridge or weather incidents.

Works with other divisions or departments within the City to complete repair or replacement projects.


Virginia Professional Engineer license (structural engineer preferred).

NBIS team leader designation and ability to supervise in-house staff (engineer, bridge maintenance mechanics and electricians) preferred. Obtain within 12 months of employment.

Possess or ability to complete National Highway Institute course No. 130055-Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, 130078-Fracture Critical Inspection, and 130087-Inspection of Ancillary Structures.

Ability to obtain VDOT work zone safety setup, fall protection, and confined space certifications.

Ability to understand normal movable bridge operations and troubleshoot operational issues.

Good supervisory, interpersonal, and technical skills. Ability to interpret and explain maintenance needs and corrective actions.

Ability to prioritize, track, and oversee projects with respect to schedule and budget.

Ability to direct personnel during weather incidents and communicate progress to department command centers.

Driver's license and driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards. Class B CDL within six months of employment (in-house training available) preferred.

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Requires a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a closely related field. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of five years of related, full-time equivalent experience. SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Requires a valid driver's license and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards. A Professional Engineer license is also required. Depending on position, State and/or City certification(s) may be required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.

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