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Bridge Inspection Engineer, Entry Level

  • Meridian, Idaho
  • Position ID: 3051
  • Minimum Experience: Entry Level
  • Education: BSCE
  • Registration: Engineer-in-Training
  • Required Skills: AutoCAD ; Microsoft Office ; MicroStation
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Are you a civil or structural engineer interested in working with some of the top bridge inspection experts in the industry? Consider applying for the Bridge Inspection Engineer position based out of our Boise, ID, Portland, OR or Phoenix, AZ office. 

What a Bridge Inspection Engineer is all about:

  • As part of a team guided by experienced Professional Engineers, you’ll inspect large bridges and structures around the U.S. utilizing advanced rope access techniques
  • You will be responsible for documenting and reporting bridge conditions for routine or complex bridge inspection assignments using tablets and cameras
  • Learning and/or developing National Bridge Inspection Standards inspection skills will advance your knowledge of the industry
  • You’ll write reports and analyze load ratings of bridges and culverts working with DOT’s, counties and/or municipalities to assess bridge infrastructure
  • Bringing it all together, you will prepare drawings in MicroStation or AutoCAD to assist with recommendations to clients for rehabilitation or preventative measures

What you need to make an impact:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET-accredited program in civil or structural engineering with an EI or EIT, Spring 2022 graduates are also encouraged to apply
  • 80-hr NHI-FHWA Bridge Inspection certification, FC NHI-FHWA certification and minimum of SPRAT Level I certification a plus
  • Candidates with related projects or professional work experience of 1-4 years is preferred
  • Heights don’t bother you and you have the ability and desire to climb large bridge structures; you can handle high levels of physical exertion including walking, climbing, bending, carrying and lifting up to 60 lbs. of equipment
  • You want to get out and travel extensively throughout the U.S.
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving history is a must
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic familiarity with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation will provide an edge in your ramp-up time; desire to learn and develop emerging tech skills strongly preferred

Travel arrangements to and from work assignments including airfare, hotel, and meals are reimbursed. Of course, all safety training, equipment, tools and tech are provided!

What we offer:

Burgess & Niple offers an excellent benefits package that includes your choice of medical plan, dental/vision coverage, immediate accrued paid time off, 401(k) with match and no vesting schedule, flexible spending or health savings account options, basic life insurance/short term & long term disability coverage at no cost to the employee, option to purchase supplemental life insurance, bonus program, flexible hours, hybrid work schedule options, tuition assistance, casual dress, opportunities for professional development and much more.

Why join us?

At Burgess & Niple, our employees are driven by a passion for advancing the built environment with exceptional concern for quality of life, safety and sustainability. We deliver creative solutions that exceed our clients’ goals and foster an environment that creates unlimited opportunities for employees.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.