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[QA Inspector] Bridge Inspector

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Posted by: Alta Vista Solutions <> on November 14, 2017 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Richmond
State: California
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 94806

Company Summary:
Alta Vista Solutions (AVS) is a client-centered firm focused on effectively and efficiently solving today’s engineering challenges to keep projects moving forward. Recognized in our industry for providing innovative, realistic, and practical solutions, AVS has helped owners deliver some of the world’s largest and most challenging infrastructure projects. Our team of approachable experts and meticulous technicians work diligently to advance projects without compromising quality.

Project Summary:
The Federal Highway Administration recently awarded the AVS - HDR Joint Venture a Long Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) contract. The LTBP Program itself is anticipated to be a 20-year or longer research effort, focused on detailed inspection, periodic evaluation and monitoring using advanced sensor technologies from a representative sample of bridges throughout the United States. This includes field evaluation, testing and monitoring. Through the efforts of the LTBP, it is expected to not only develop advanced automated tools and technologies as well as advanced data analysis and visualization tools, but also to develop standards and protocols to improve knowledge of bridge performance. Alta Vista will be providing qualified technicians and engineers to assist in data mining and analysis.

Key Responsibilities:
• Perform bridge inspection using the FHWA RABIT equipment (training will be provided)
• Serve as the primary role in field data collection and performance monitoring.
• Responsible for the daily safe and efficient operation of NDE equipment, including electrical resistance, impact echo, ultrasonic surface waves, ground penetrating radar, ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle testing
• Perform material sampling per FHWA protocols and specifications (training will be provided)
• Responsible for ensuring consistency and compliance with contracts, agreements, and policies.
• Assist in the installation and operation of sensors and other equipment in the field
• Collect and record weather data
• Perform detailed visual inspection of bridge structural components and report findings in daily reports

Skills & Abilities:
• Professional, self-motivated, team player with strong collaboration skills
• Strong communication skills with the ability to contribute effectively as part of a team
• Excellent technical reporting and writing skills and ability to display data clearly
• Computer and database management skills.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Ability to analyze complex data and situations and resolve using sound, professional judgment.
• Aptitude for engineering fundamentals and be conscientious and diligent
Minimum Qualifications:
• Strong written communication skills
• Approximately 5 years of professional experience in bridge inspections
• Experience / certifications in operating NDE equipment (see Key Responsibilities Section)
• Willingness to travel to jobsites located anywhere in the US (job requires significant travel)

Other Duties:
Please note this job description 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.


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