The Federal Highway Administration is seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer to fill a key technical position at the HQ Office of Bridges and Structures (Washington DC) focused primarily on bridge design, construction, performance, and evaluation for seismic and other extreme events. This person will develop, advance, and implement improved engineering and design techniques for assuring survival and post-event return-to-service of bridges. This person will provide technical review and assistance with plans and specs for complex structures across the US. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, and will have experience and competency to improve national engineering practice as defined in policy, codes, standards, and guidelines.
If you are interested in this position, prepare your profile and resume on USAJOBS.GOV and submit an application as soon as the announcement is made, which is expected in early September 2017. For additional information contact Brian Kozy at email@example.com.
As a Civil Engineer (Structural), you will:
Serve as an advisor to the Director and Principal Engineers in the Office of Bridges and Structures, and a technical specialist for engineers of the FHWA's Headquarters, Resource Center, Research Center and Field Offices in matters pertaining to design, analysis, construction, retrofit, and post-event assessment of bridges and other highway structures for seismic and other extreme loads.
Review, advise and recommend changes or initiate improvements to national specifications and guidelines on structures design, construction, and post-event assessment for the purpose of inclusion in design and construction manuals and codes. Develop strong partnerships and leadership skills with State and Federal field offices and industry to promote new and emerging bridge engineering technology to the FHWA’s partners and customers.
Perform and communicate the technical review of highly specialized bridge designs and plans prepared by State and Federal agencies, concerning structures on Federal-aid projects, often for which no precedents have been established. Apply the latest theoretical developments to the design of structures for seismic and other extreme loads.
Serve on technical committees concerned with the development of improved applications of structural engineering, efficient and effective uses of structural materials, and advancement of standards and specifications. This requires developing statements of work and managing tasks which involve the application of mathematical, engineering, and the principles of physical sciences for solving complex structural problems in bridge engineering. Serve as the FHWA representative on technical committees for the AASHTO Bridge Subcommittees, the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), ASCE, and related organizations as appropriate.
Review preliminary design concepts, partial or final plans, computations, specifications and special provisions for projects. Recommend, coordinate and/or collaborate reviews with specialists from various highly technical fields such as materials, welding, geotechnical, tunneling, fabrication, aerodynamics, hydraulics, structural, software, sensors, etc.
Write memoranda with comments or recommendations to the field for the Office Director’s signature. Requires wide knowledge and experience in design and construction of steel, concrete, prestressed concrete, and timber bridges using the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and Construction Specifications and the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges. Demonstrate and maintain ability to keep abreast with current developments in these areas.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments,... the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.