About the Agency
This position is located in the Office of Bridges and Structures, Office of Infrastructure. The incumbent serves as a technical resource for advancing Federal-aid highway programs involving highway bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
The ideal candidate is a Civil Engineer with the capability to serve as a technical resource for advancing Federal-aid highway programs involving highway bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
The Civil Engineer (Structural):
- Assists in the development of policies and procedures to effectively manage these funding programs and to analyze the collected data by working with State and local governments along with FHWA field offices. Works closely with the field offices to resolve special problem areas and unique matters related to the programs.
- Participates in the development and evaluation of new guidelines and directives.
- Supports the FHWA’s transportation performance management, asset management, and preservation activities as it relates to highway bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
- Assists with the development and deployment of state-of-the-art practice and emerging technologies for these activities. Knowledge of the governing legislation, regulations, policies, and other guidelines relating to these activities is also required.Maintains and updates, as necessary, the Specifications for the National Bridge Inventory and the Specifications for the National Tunnel Inventory.
- Reviews bridge and tunnel data for the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) and National Tunnel inventory (NTI) and recommends actions needed to make improvements and correct deficiencies.
- Provides technical assistance in improving inspection data quality in the NBI and NTI,
- Provides support for reports and briefings for Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST), FHWA leadership, and Congressional staff on the inventory and condition of the nation’s bridges and tunnels. The reports include, and are not limited to, national summary reports pertaining to bridge and tunnel condition and risk areas to the programs. Reviews technical reports, articles, and other documents for conformance and consistency with the Federal provisions and requirements related to highway bridges, tunnels, and other structures.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional Travel is Required.