Bridge Maintenance Supervisor

City of Seattle, WA
September 9, 2023
Seattle, WA
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Position Description
Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.

Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation. In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability - are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT's core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle's public mobility.

SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a proven leader on our Bridge Maintenance Team within the Roadway Structures Division. We are looking for a Bridge Maintenance Supervisor to direct the work of our crew chiefs engaged in the maintenance, repair and new construction of movable bridges and fixed spans, seawalls, tunnels, trestles, bulkheads, and retaining walls, areaways, stairways and associated equipment and related structures. Specific teams supervised are mechanical maintenance, structural cleaning and painting, and heavy timber, steel and reinforced concrete construction. If you are a dedicated leader who is ready to help bring up the next generation of bridge maintenance staff, this may be the job for you. Come help keep Seattle moving!
Job Responsibilities

  • Supervises the maintenance, repair, and new construction of metal, concrete and wooden bridges and related structures; plans, schedules and evaluates a continual repair and preventative maintenance program, including painting, parts replacement, and movable bridge mechanical inspection.
  • Plans, schedules, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinates and provides for their training.
  • Determines maintenance requirements and estimates project needs and costs.
  • Inspects damage resulting from accidents and the forces of nature; directs emergency repair work; investigates accident claims and prepares reports.
  • Inspects maintenance work in progress and on completion to ensure adherence to work and safety standards. Orders materials and other resources for maintenance and construction work.
  • Prepares annual budget estimate for required resources.
  • Supports department goals in promoting diversity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience as a lead worker, crew chief or supervisor in steel, carpentry and reinforced concrete construction, repair or maintenance of structural assets; experience in performance, budget and project management; and good communication skills.

OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.

License, Certification and Other Requirements:

  • A valid State of Washington Driver's License is required for employment. This license must be maintained throughout employment.
  • A "Full Employment" Abstract of Driving Record (obtained at applicant's expense) from the State of Washington Department of Licensing.
  • A valid State of Washington Flagging Card, First Aid/CPR card and/or a defensive driving course certificate may be required within six months of employment.
  • NIMS training as required by federal law.
  • Fall protection, lead testing and confined space training are required within six months of employment.
  • Respirator fit test program training is required within six months of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Additional program and safety training as needed.

Though not requirements, strong candidates will have some of the following experience or are able to describe comparable experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience leading unionized staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency situations.
  • 3 consecutive years overseeing concrete & heavy timber skilled trades and projects.
  • Experience managing construction and maintenance fleet, equipment and tools.
  • Ability to articulate construction & maintenance estimates.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and ability to multi-task.

Other Requirements:
Work Environment / Physical Demands:
When supervising and inspecting the work of subordinate staff, work must be performed safely and frequently at extreme heights, around tools, equipment and materials under hazardous conditions such as on high bridge structures, underground, or in small boats under piers; outdoors in all weather conditions; or in heavy traffic and with exposure to noise, fumes, dirt and dust. Required to be on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies. This position may be required to be on Standby Duty.
Additional Information

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Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: Completed NEOGOV online application.Supplemental questionnaire responsesCurrent résumé indicating relevant experience and education. Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including a potential background check and pre-employment physical exam.

Please note this job advertisement 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.

The full salary range for this position is $41.26 - $48.03 hourly.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: .

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 9/26/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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