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Bridge Analysis Engineer

Iowa Department of Transportation
Ames, Iowa
$75,774.40 - $116,542.40 Annually
Closing date
May 12, 2024

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$75,774.40 - $116,542.40 Annually


Ames - 50010 - Story County, IA

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

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5/12/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Scott Neubauer -

  • Job Description

    Iowa DOT’s Mission is Making Lives Better Through Transportation. To accomplish our Mission, the person selected for this position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the Iowa DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership, and Integrity Without Exception.
    Location: Ames
    Shift Requirements: (M-F, Flex schedule and teleworking available after a certain period of time. Occasional travel to workshops and conferences.)
    As a Bridge Analysis Engineer (Transportation Engineer Specialist), your duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Management of the AASHTOware Bridge Management System (BrM). You will evaluate the data input from inspectors, develops the rules for determining maintenance programs in conjunction with Iowa State University, and runs scenarios on bridge maintenance options.
    • Maintains the Bridge Management manuals. 
    • Produces analyses for the development of the 5-year program using BrM and other appropriate methods.
    • Develops cost estimating and condition deterioration models for BrM.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of the bridge inspection program and data inputs.
    • Provides engineering support and direction in the input and output of the AASHTOWare BrM software.
    • Works with the Bridge Management Engineer to maintain AASHTOware BrM elements in the Structure Inventory and Inspection Management System (SIIMS).
    Preferred Characteristics:
    • Analyzes challenges, defines successful solution alternatives and proactively solves problems. 
    • Passion and commitment to excellence in our highway design products. 
    • Effectively communicates with all levels of management and a wide variety of individuals involved in our development process. 
    • Motivated, friendly, inclusive and get-it-done attitude. 
    • Embraces and encourages a culture that thrives on innovative ideas and leading changes that result in effective process and project improvements. 
    • Brings a professional positive attitude to our team every day.
    Minimum Qualification Requirements:
    Licensed as a professional engineer. Must have, or prior to appointment, obtain an active Iowa professional engineering license through the Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau - Engineering and Land Surveying Examination Board.
    Special Requirements:
    Must successfully complete a Federal Highway Administration approved comprehensive bridge inspection training course as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards prior to appointment or within a period of time designated by the appointing authority.
    The Iowa Department of Transportation is proud to be a partner with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Through this partnership, DOT engineers are granted membership at a largely discounted price, as well as discounts for conferences and continuing education through the ASCE. We are excited to offer this benefit and to have you join this partnership with us! If you're interested in learning more about this benefit, please visit
    What we offer YOU: 
    • Competitive pay and benefits package including health, dental, flexible spending, and life insurance? 
     - Insurance benefits start first of the month following 30 days of employment - Monthly insurance premiums for 2024 (Iowa Choice*):
                    Single: $61/mo. employee share; $818/mo. state share
                    Family: $205/mo. employee share; $1,854/mo. state share
                    *Other insurance options available. Please review?HERE?
     - Opportunities for professional growth and development?
     - Paid time off?effective immediately - Biweekly vacation, separate sick leave, accruals rollover on a yearly basis, and 9 paid holidays per year
     - Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package with employer match?
     - Optional 401A plan with employer contributions
          -Flexible work schedules.
        - Continuing education to aid in meeting professional engineering requirements.
        - Annual pay and cost of living increases are typical
     - Employee Discount Programs from variety of vendors (vision, cellular, fitness, recreation, season  passes, travel, counseling; legal, financial)
    You have the freedom to flourish in Iowa – Apply now!
    If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing any screening, interviewing, pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your request to the Affirmative Action & Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) Officer at:
    Reasonable accommodation such as: interpreter, translator, written materials, modified equipment / devices, ADA access, etc. This does not include scheduling needs.
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    Minimum Qualification Requirements

    Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

    1) All of the following (a and b):
    a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
    b. Two years of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering.
    2) All of the following (a, b, and c):
    a. Licensure as a professional engineer; and
    b. One year of full-time professional work experience in transportation engineering or civil engineering; and
    c. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in chemical, civil, construction, environmental, materials, structural, or transportation engineering; engineering management; or a field closely related to transportation engineering.
    3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as a Transportation Engineer.

    For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description (Download PDF reader).

    Additional Qualification Requirements

    Prior to appointment, applicants must possess active licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa Engineering & Land Surveying Examining Board.


The Iowa Department of Transportation advocates for and delivers a modern transportation system that provides pathways for the social and economic vitality of Iowa, getting our customer’s where they need to go safely, efficiently, and conveniently.

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