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Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer

  • Tempe, Arizona
  • Position ID: 2970
  • Minimum Experience: 10 years
  • Education: BSCE or Eq
  • Registration: Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Required Skills: Ability to lift up to 60 lbs ; Ability to withstand all weather conditions ; AutoCAD ; Bridge Inspection ; Load Rating ; Microsoft Office ; MicroStation ; Structural Engineering
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.
  • Vaccination Status: Burgess & Niple is collecting vaccination data where legally permitted, all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to individuals unable to be vaccinated where required by law.


Are you an experienced civil or structural engineer interested in traveling throughout the United States working with some of the top bridge inspection experts in the industry? Apply for the Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer position based out of our Tempe, AZ office.

What a Senior Bridge Inspection Engineer is all about:

  • Lead a team of Professional Engineers and Engineer Interns inspecting large bridges and structures around the U.S. utilizing advanced rope climbing techniques
  • Be responsible for documenting and reporting bridge conditions for routine or special bridge inspection assignments in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) while mentoring and training team members
  • Write reports and analyze load ratings of bridges and culverts working with DOT’s, counties and/or municipalities to assess bridge infrastructure
  • Prepare drawings in Microstation or AutoCAD providing recommendations to clients for forward action

What you need to make an impact:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET-accredited program in civil or structural engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration in the state of Arizona or ability to obtain within six months
  • 10 or more years of professional experience leading bridge inspection teams, report writing, and load rating
  • NHI/FHWA Inspection and SPRAT Level 1 certifications are desired
  • The ability and desire to climb large bridge structures while safely motivating the team through high levels of physical exertion including walking, climbing, bending, carrying and lifting up to 60 lbs. of equipment
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively (up to 50%) throughout the U.S.
  • A valid driver's license with acceptable driving history
  • Microsoft Office and AutoCAD and/or Microstation proficiency required; BrM & BrR or other Bridge Inspection & Design/Rating software experience is highly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills

Travel arrangements to and from work assignments outside the Tempe area including airfare, hotel, and meals are reimbursed. 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.

Guided by our core values, we are a privately held firm with offices in twelve states and the District of Columbia and projects around the world. Through our Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) and tech-savvy employees, we seamlessly collaborate regardless of location. Apply today and discover the limitless possibilities for your career at B&N.


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.