Bridge Inspection Group Manager in Baton Rouge

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Bridge Inspection Group Manager in Baton Rouge Louisiana. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply WSP Global career in Baton Rouge.


Position : Bridge Inspection Group Manager

Work location : Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
WSP is currently seeking a highly qualified Structural Bridge Engineer / Manager to step into a key role as the Bridge Inspection Group Manager  to lead our Louisiana Bridge Inspection practice! This position could be located in either New Orleans or Baton Rouge, LA. 
 In this role, you will manage the bridge inspection group, overseeing bridge inspection contracts, including field work, load ratings, repair plans and asset management tasks. Project experience with LA State and local agencies is essential as you will play a key role in business development throughout Louisiana. In addition, you will also be involved in supporting business development activities throughout the Southeastern United States as needed.  Anticipated travel is 40% or less. 
Provides situational guidance to PMs and managers that address current and future challenges, and that documentation and recommendations accurately account for and address risk, innovation, and future-ready opportunities.  Provides leadership with ensuring that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural soundness, and functionality.
Your Impact

Provide oversight with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, hydrologic analysis, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.   
Perform professional structural engineering and inspection work and conduct more complex/comprehensive investigations and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, buildings, facilities, pipelines, transportation channels, and operations to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans, and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
Lead larger-scale structural engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Assist with engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, standby plans and engineering contracts, integrated waste management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs. 
Ensure technical reports and presentations explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities. 
Develop a client base for providing high level structural engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities.
Mentor staff to support their growth and professional development.
Remain current in latest structural engineering techniques and practices.
Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines, other engineers, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Required Qualifications

BS in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited curriculum.
Professional Engineering Registration
5+ years of working experience related to bridge inspection.
Experience with LaDOTD  bridge inspection projects as well as those other agencies or municipalities
Proficiencies and relevant experience in Excel and Microsoft Office applications.
NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges certification
NHI Safety of in service bridge refresher certification in the past 2 years
Must successfully complete and pass WSP’s Motor Vehicle screening.
Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations. 
Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

Preferred Qualifications 

Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.
40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred. #LI-DNI

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 40%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: NEW ORLEANS – POYDRAS ST
All locations: US-LA-Baton Rouge, US-LA-New Orleans

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


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