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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Bridge Engineer
Salary: $59610.00 Annually

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs civil engineering duties associated with the planning, location, design, construction, inspection, maintenance and operations of county maintained bridges and structures. Responsible for providing civil engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance to Sedgwick County, consultants, and the public.


Essential Job Functions:

Engineering design from site feasibility analysis and planning to final design services, including administrative work in the field or office associated with the design, development, investigation, construction and maintenance of bridges and other related structures and facilities.

  • Prepares engineering plans, detailed working drawings, cost estimates, and specifications for bridge and other related projects.
  • Guides the work of survey, CAD and inspection personnel.
  • Coordinates utility relocation; identifies and works to resolve conflicts.
  • Performs bridge design studies by utilizing engineering and other criteria.
  • Confers with contractors concerning plans, specifications and the quality of work performed.
  • Recommends methods of resolving unusual and complex problems and improving materials and practices; interprets applicable engineering and administrative directives, policies and standards.
  • Reviews technical reports, engineering drawings and construction plans for compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, KDOT and Sedgwick County design specifications.
  • Meets with interdepartmental staff, outside engineers, officials and citizens to solve engineering and design issues.
  • Employs Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, specialized hydraulic and structural modeling software and CAD design software in preparation of data compilation, engineering design and analysis.

Manages the inspection of the county bridge system as mandated by the state; conducts inspections, field measurements and structural calculations to ensure integrity of structures.

  • Develops comprehensive report of bridge conditions at least every other year; recommends future projects and maintenance work using a systematic assessment.
  • Updates and edits bridge information; audits and checks bridge database files for the accuracy of input data and revises as needed; seals final data for submittal to KDOT.
  • Performs bridge load rating and posting for existing and new bridges; performs structural analysis and structural design.
  • Performs scour assessment and scour analysis as needed.
  • Coordinates bridge and culvert maintenance and construction; provides and maintains prioritized maintenance project lists.

Manages the work of outside consultants; reviews construction plans and coordinates efforts to achieve project goals.

  • Acts as Project Manager; monitors consultant schedules, deliverables, and budgets; prepares projects for construction letting.
  • Coordinates and communicates consultant work with peers and supervisors to ensure beneficial incorporation into the Public Works project schedule.



Communication:  Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through the appropriate methods and media in a manner that engages the listener and invites response and feedback. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely.  Demonstrates good written, oral, and listening skills.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

Detail-Oriented:  Ensures data and information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.  Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of civil engineering management to contribute to the success of the county.

Teamwork:  Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  Graduation from an ABET-accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or closely a related field of study.

Years of Experience:  Six years of progressive civil engineering experience.

License, certifications, etc…Registration as a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kansas or ability to obtain the license within 3 months of employment.  Valid Kansas driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

Years of Experience:  Eight years of civil engineering experience in bridge structure design.  Two years of AutoCAD experience.

License, certifications, etc…Qualified Kansas Local Bridge Inspection Team Leader or ability to obtain qualification within one year of employment.


Physical Requirements of Position:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  1144 S Seneca

Salary Range:  $59,610 - $87.231 annually

The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, emersion in water, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.  Some elements of the job require occasional water entry at various depths of rivers, streams, and water channels; infrequent use of a boat or other floatation device is necessary.


*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002086

Open Date: 12/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/28/2019 11:59:59 PM