Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Bridge Inspection Team Leader / Bridge Project Engineer

The candidate should be a team leader as defined by PennDOT's Publication 238 by either licensure or experience. They will manage the planning, inspection and safety evaluations of state and locally owned bridges and assist in preparing inspection reports. Their inspection experience should include prestressed concrete, steel, and timber structures and they will be responsible for mobilization, site supervision and safety, and inspection reports. They will ensure the inspection team is prepared for field work, coordinating the necessary access equipment and MPT to perform each job and meet NBIS requirements. As needed the candidate will gather the necessary field documentation and perform or oversee structure load ratings.

The position will also perform general civil/structural engineering duties, project management, and business development activities. Under general to limited supervision, analyzes engineering data, produces computations and construction plans for civil engineering projects such as roads, airports, bridges, pipelines, tunnels and water/wastewater systems.

Essential Duties

Bridge Inspection Team Leader Duties:

  • Leads bridge inspections as a team leader
  • Coordinate inspection field work, evaluate bridge conditions, and write/review inspection reports
  • Accurately identify priority maintenance needs, develop repair recommendations and coordinate with the Project Manager
  • Ensure timely submission of inspection documents and compliance with NBIS, and other local, state and federal regulations
  • Oversee inspection assistants, coordinate traffic control sub-contractors, schedule man-lifts and under-bridge cranes for inspections, as needed
  • Assist, or perform Project Manager tasks, attend client meetings, and provide technical leadership.
  • Mentor bridge inspection team members
  • Use hand tools, ladders, mobile elevated work platform and other equipment necessary for proper evaluation of bridges
  • Traveling 20-30% of the year within PA is anticipated
  • Design and Load Rating Duties (may vary depending on experience but generally include):
    • Prepares moderately complex studies, construction documents, maps, basic reports and other supporting documentation to support structural evaluation and design.
    • Prepares or supervises routine and complex load ratings of structures.
    • Prepares quantities, cost estimates and project technical specifications.
    • Interprets data and prepares drawings for highways, structures, and water/wastewater projects.
    • Demonstrates proficient skills using various CAD and Microsoft Office programs to produce high quality design documents, exhibits, computations and reports.
    • Reviews shop drawing for conformance with contract plans.
    • Assists with defining scope of work and man-hour requirements.
    • Assists with proposal production and implementing marketing initiatives.
    • Assists Project Managers and other Engineers in ensuring that project/task schedules and budgets are met.
    • Coordinates with design technicians to ensure timely and accurate deliverables.
    • Prepares documents for regulatory agencies to obtain required permits.
  • Assist with teaching the Bridge Inspection training courses
  • Assist with on-site support at PennDOT's Bridge Office as client staff augmentation
    • Assist with development and testing of BMS3 which will replace BMS2 and iForms
    • Assist with rewrite of Pub 100A to accommodate transition to BMS3 & FHWA's new SNBI coding guide
    • Assist with database queries and support for bridge inspection data
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • 5+ years of bridge design, analysis, inspection, and related experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on bridges or structures from an ABET Accredited University
  • NBIS Qualified bridge inspection team leader as defined by PennDOT's Publication 238
  • Certified Bridge Safety Inspector
  • Fracture Critical and Tunnel Inspection Certification - Preferred
  • Professional Engineer (PE) - Preferred
  • Must be physically fit, have a driver's license, not be afraid of heights and have good communication and computer skills, ability to work in adverse weather conditions, operate inspection access equipment, carry ladders, work alongside highways and/or railroads
  • Willingness to travel within PA
  • Desire to work both outside (during all types of weather) and in the office
  • Strong technical and communication skills with a commitment to quality
  • Familiarity with AASHTO and PennDOT design and construction standards preferred
  • Familiarity with PennDOT BMS inspection coding, data and policy preferred
  • Familiarity with relational databases is a plus
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) or Crystal Report experience is a plus
The salary range for this position is $72,207 - $108,335. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Maternity and Paternity benefits
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified, and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.

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