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Civil Engineer – Bridge Engineer

Full Time

Macomb County


Posted 128 days ago

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Job Details

Job Code: 107225356

Industry: Technology

$78,020.96 - $100,913.60

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Feb 28, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

civil engineer macomb county

Job Description



As part of our total benefit package, Macomb County proudly offers medical, dental, and vision coverage, with no monthly premium to employees for single, two (2) person or family coverage. Health care, dental and vision benefits are effective the first day of employment.
To learn more about Macomb County benefits click here.

DEPARTMENT: Department of Roads

LOCATION: Engineering Division


UNION REPRESENTATION: Administrative and Technical Employees Association

F.L.S.A. STATUS: Non-exempt/Overtime pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement or Human Resources and Labor Relations Policy

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (40 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is currently 7:30 a.m.


Under direction, is responsible for performing professional engineering tasks associated with multiple engineering functions; inspects project sites to monitor progress, ensure conformance to design specification and safety standards; provides technical advice to appropriate personnel regarding design, construction or program modifications or structural repairs; manages and directs the construction, operations and maintenance activities of project site.



Inspect project sites to monitor progress, ensure conformance to design specification and safety standards.

Provide technical advice to appropriate personnel regarding design, construction or program modifications or structural repairs.

Manage and direct the construction, operations and maintenance activities of project site.

Supervises survey and inspection crews to ensure proper quality assurance, and quality control of materials and methods in compliance with drawings and specifications.

Participate in meetings with other governmental agencies, utility representatives, local offices and interested residents to work out details of schedule, inspections, utility conflicts and other potential problems.

Assign and supervise the work of subordinates to ensure proper quality assurance and quality control of materials and methods in compliance with drawings and specifications.

Prepare and maintain periodic pay estimates and required documentation for work performed.

Maintain liaison with other Department of Roads divisions regarding interpretation, implementation and possible changes to a project.

Provide problem solving and report preparation to various Department of Roads stakeholders.

Performs related duties as assigned.



Establish horizontal and vertical alignments. Performs hydraulic analyses.

Perform structural computations both by hand and utilizing computer software. Prepare plan drawings, special provisions and cost estimates.

Solicit and select consultants for specialized engineering analyses (i.e. – geotechnical, environmental, in-plant inspection).

Review consultant prepared plans for conformity with County and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) standards and constructability.

Familiar with State website, forms and procedures for Design.

Strong knowledge of:

  • MDOT Bridge Design Manual and Design Guides
  • The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications
  • MDOT Road Design Manual
  • MDOT Drainage Manual
  • MDOT Geotechnical Manual
  • Bentley LEAP, Microstation and GEOPAK software
  • U.S. Army Corps Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)
  • Michigan Engineers’ Resource Library (MERL) Project Estimator and Analyzer
  • Microsoft Office Suite


Complete and certify Program Applications for State and Federally funded projects.

Secure permits for various State and Federal agencies including, but not limited to environmental, navigable waterway and aviation permits.

Collaborate with local municipalities regarding public input and involvement related to projects

Coordinate with utility companies and governmental agencies.

Familiarization with State website, forms and procedures for programming and permitting.




Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a directly related field from an accredited college or university
  • Three (3) years of road construction or road maintenance experience
  • Supervisory or project management experience


Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan certification
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and an operable insured automobile for authorized travel


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a directly related field from an accredited college or university
  • NHI Bridge Inspection Certification
  • Structural Engineering Background

Preferred Licenses or Certifications

  • Possess and maintain a valid Michigan Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)



Knowledge of:

  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
  • Construction methods and materials used within these projects
  • Microstation, Synchro, and Microsoft Word and Excel software

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and ratios
  • Assigning, prioritizing, monitoring and reviewing work assignments
  • Effective written and verbal communication

Ability to:

  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Speak and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, administrators, department heads, staff, union officials and the public
  • Work in an environment which embraces the county’s Dignity Campaign
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Analyze complex traffic signal operations
  • Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment     X
Outdoor environment   X  
Street environment (near moving traffic)   X  
Construction site   X  
Confined space   X  
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate   X  
Individuals with known violent backgrounds X    
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)   X  
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)   X  
Communicable diseases X    
Moving mechanical parts X    
Fumes or airborne particles   X  
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste X    
Loud noises (85+ decibels)   X  
Blood Borne Pathogens X    


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally    F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C
Balancing X On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending X Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights X Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling X Inspecting in confined spaces. Moving about on hands and knees
Digging X Tasks involve manual digging
Driving X Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping X Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling X Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity X Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry X Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds X
11-24 pounds X
25-34 pounds X
35-50 pounds X
51-74 pounds X
75-99 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X
Push / Pull X Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching X Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting X Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing X Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking X Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running X Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces

Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The AdTech bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.