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Job Title: Bridge Load Rating Engineer Trainee
Location: Newington, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/29/2024
Expire Date: 04/29/2024
Job Categories: Engineering
Job Description
Bridge Load Rating Engineer Trainee
Do you enjoy being challenged with complex structural analysis? Want to utilize your math and structural engineering knowledge to learn to evaluate bridge load carrying capacity?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Current students who will be graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering by the end of December 2024 are strongly encouraged to apply!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for Bridge Load Rating Engineer Trainees within the State Bridge Design unit in the Division of Bridges in Newington. The official State job classification is Transportation Engineer Trainee.

Load Rating Engineers in the State Bridge Design Unit are vital to maintaining and improving upon the State's bridge inventory. Load Rating engineers perform complex structural analysis to determine each bridge's capacity to safely carry live loads in its current condition.

Load rating reports are used:

to determine which structures may require remedial action
to determine safe posting limits for structures with substandard load capacities
to assist in the most effective use of available resources for rehabilitation or replacement
to assist in permit vehicle reviews
to satisfy FHWA requirements that every structure in the State on the National Bridge Inventory has an associated load rating in accordance with the most recent AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation
As a Bridge Load Rating Engineer Trainee, you will work with experienced Load Rating Engineers and finite element analysis software to learn to perform complex structural analysis of Connecticut’s bridges.

Competitive starting salary
NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
Generous paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
Learn more about what sets us apart as an employer with our Employer Value Proposition.
Professional growth and development opportunities
Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
On-site low-cost fitness center, on-site cafeteria and Electric Vehicle (EV) charging
Tuition reimbursement
Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
Join an award winning agency! CT DOT has been recently awarded the Employer of the Year award by the Connecticut Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)!
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