Region Bridge and Structure Engineer

Douglas County, Wisconsin
Jan 18, 2021
Jan 25, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

County(ies): Douglas

Classification Title: / JAC:CIVIL ENGINEER-TRANSPR-ADV 20-01176
Job Working Title:Region Bridge and Structure Engineer

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: This position is in pay schedule 14-13. Starting salary is between $34.50 and $40.15 ($71,760 and $83,512 annually), depending on qualifications plus excellent benefits. Pay for internal candidates is determined per the compensation plan. A 12-month probationary period is required.

Contact: Denise Foster, HR Specialist, 715-855-7665,

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 1/25/2021
The original announcement was published December 21, 2020 with a deadline to apply of December 14, 2020. Position was re-announced December 28, 2020 with a deadline to apply of January 11, 2021. New deadline to apply is 11:59 PM Monday, January 25, 2021.

Assessment Information: 26763 -  113  CIVIL ENGINEER-TRANSPR-ADV 

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is an organization dedicated to creating transportation solutions through innovation and exceptional service. We are committed to fostering an environment rooted in Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, and Accountability. The WisDOT IDEA continues to drive us forward in our mission to provide leadership in the development and operation of a safe and efficient transportation system.  We operate with integrity as we build trust and confidence in all our relationships through honesty, commitment, and the courage to do what is right in all of our efforts. We strive for diversity in creating an environment, including all people and opinions, which cultivates opportunities to bring varied perspectives to the work being done and decisions being made. We believe in leading by excellence by providing quality products and services that exceed our customers’ expectations by being professional and the best in all we do. We are committed to maintaining accountability, both individually and collectively, for the impact of our actions on resources, the people we serve, and each other.

The Division of Transportation System Development’s Northwest Region includes the twenty counties in the northwestern corner of the state - offices are in Eau Claire, Spooner and Superior.   This position will be headquartered in the Superior Office (1701 N. 4th Street).   Superior, WI is a great place to live and work – especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast!  Hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, sailing, boating, skiing – it is all here!  Check out the Superior-Douglas County Visitors Bureau.

WisDOT is proud to be one of the largest engineering employers in Wisconsin with 800+ civil engineers on staff!  WisDOT has engineering opportunities in a wide variety of focus areas including materials, structures, environmental, construction, design, utilities and traffic.  Visit our website for more information on WisDOT’s operations.

NOTE: Interviews will be conducted virtually. In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, the individual hired into this position may temporarily be permitted or required to work from home.

Position Summary:   This advanced level Civil Engineer position manages and coordinates the State Bridge Structure Inspection Program and the Maintenance Program for State Owned Bridges in assigned regional counties.  Work performed includes inspection of state-owned bridges and ancillary structures per state and federal guidelines; development of the six-year improvement program for structure needs; and prioritization of repair needs and development of work orders. Position also oversees the repair work completed by county staff and/or consultants.

Special Requirements of this position include:

  • This position requires daily independent travel throughout geographically assigned counties within the region.  Occasional travel outside the region can also be expected.

  • Ability to work outdoors in conditions of heat, cold, humidity, dust, and to walk over rough terrain.

  • Ability to lift and carry objects such as tools or material samples. 

  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours.

  • Ability to work in, over or near water, including safely working from a boat. 

  • Bridge inspection requires a level of physical agility and strength plus the ability to work at heights up to several hundred feet above ground level safely.  Access to inspection areas is gained by entering small access hatches and climbing or descending ladders and also requires crawling on beams and piers.  Safety equipment including harnesses and special self-contained breathing equipment may be required.  Some inspections require entering and riding in a special bucket suspended underneath the structure from a hydraulic boom on special bridge inspection machines known as a "Snooper" and "Reach-All".

NOTE: Work assigned this position includes being able to serve in a standby basis as a member of the Region’s Statewide Incident Management/Notification Team on a rotational basis.

Special Notes:   

WisDOT does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check with may include FBI fingerprinting.

A valid Professional Engineer (PE) license is required upon application. Hired candidates must obtain a PE from the State of Wisconsin within three months of employment in the position.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.


A minimally qualified applicant for this position MUST have:

A valid Professional Engineer (PE) license is required upon application.  Hired candidates must obtain PE from the State of WI within three months of employment in the position.

At least 4 years of experience in design, construction or maintenance of transportation structures (structures are defined as bridges, culverts, sound walls, retaining walls or sign bridges)

How To Apply:   

To apply, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account with Wisc.Jobs. Once you are logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and insert your letter of qualifications. Applicants must submit both a resume and a letter of qualifications to be considered further.

Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application at WisDOT and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job.  For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your WisDOT application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies. Questions can be directed to Denise Foster, Human Resource Specialist at 715-855-7665 or