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WSP USA Bridge Inspection Team Lead in Raleigh, North Carolina

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Bridge Inspection Team Lead for to support our robust and growing Bridge Inspection Practice in the Southeast Region! This position will ideally be located in Raleigh, NC but could also work out of our offices in Charleston, SC, Greenville SC, Columbia, SC or Mooresville, NC . This is an opportunity for a strong bridge inspection team lead to move into a high profile role with solid advancement opportunities and a chance to grow a strong team supporting bridge inspection projects.

The Team Leader shall use his/her education, licensure and relevant work experience to perform independent and complete evaluation of the condition, function and load carrying capacity of bridges and their individual components. These evaluations may form the basis of recommendations to bridge owners for repair, rehabilitation or replacement.

Your Impact

  • Determine well-defined methods for 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 work and conduct research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels 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

  • Plan, schedule and perform bridge inspections in accordance with the requirements of specific Bridge Owners, but in all cases, in compliance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and the AASHTO Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges

  • Perform engineering calculations on various bridge repair designs, bridge load ratings, and construction inspections

  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures to ensure work is completed in a correct manner

  • 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

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline

  • 5-9 years of experience in bridge design and/or bridge inspection

  • NHI Course 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges Certificate

  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment

  • Physically capable of performing field work including climbing ladders (40ft or less) and in close quarters, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc

  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience

  • The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately

  • Ability to assertively direct others in the field such as 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

  • PE License in SC and/or NC

  • Familiarity with NCDOT WIGINS Software or SCDOT BRM

  • Additional FHWA/NHI Training - (130078) Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

  • Interest in Programming and/or experience with databases or data analytics

  • Experience using AutoCAD and/or Microstation software

  • Interest in UAS Drone inspections

  • Comfortable working at Heights (40ft+) and interest in working on Ropes (obtaining SPRAT Certification)

  • Familiarity with or certifications in various NDT techniques

  • Experience with Inspecting Complex Bridges #LI-JA1

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 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.


WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.