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Bridge Inspection Team Leader/Project Engineer – Olympia, WA

Bridge Inspection Team Leader / Project Engineer

Pacific Northwest Region

Based out of our Olympia, WA office



Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc., is a structural engineering, inspection and testing firm with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, and offices in Olympia, WA, Minneapolis, MN, and Milwaukee, WI, with plans for additional offices in the near future. We work nationally and our business is growing. We provide structural inspections and related engineering services for bridges, culverts, locks and dams and various highway ancillary structures. We’re passionate about our work and we proudly ensure that every structure we inspect is safe.

We are currently seeking an experienced Bridge Inspection Team Leader/Project Engineer to be based out of our Olympia, Washington office. Salary range for this position is $85,000 to $100,000 depending upon experience.


You’re a talented civil or structural engineer who enjoys spending time in the field performing inspections as well as in the office documenting your findings in detailed reports, making repair recommendations and performing load ratings. You’re also someone who is accustomed to working at heights, yet is just as adept at preparing proposals and prequalification packages as well as handling client interactions.  You’re a person with leadership and mentoring skills who will enjoy working for a growing company that will rely on your experience to help us grow in the Pacific Northwest.


As a Bridge Inspection Team Leader/Project Engineer, you’ll use your skills to perform in-service structural inspections of bridges, culverts and various highway ancillary structures. You’ll perform load rating calculations for simple and complex bridges. You’ll develop customer proposals and participate in client presentations, and you’ll provide your expertise for engineering oversight of bridge inspections, analysis, and reporting.  You’ll be in a responsible position to help provide guidance and leadership for other engineers and project managers.


As a Bridge Inspection Team Leader/Project Engineer, you’ll bring to the table 5 or more years of bridge inspection experience, and 5 or more years of load rating experience. Ideally, you’ll have experience with DOT (or similar) bridge inspection programs and if you have received a Team Lead Certificate from the state of Oregon, all the better. In the course of your work with us, you’ll use your critical thinking and excellent communication skills with contractors and clients.  We appreciate SPRAT rope access certification Level I or higher, or a willingness to attend training to attain SPRAT certification. You can handle working at height and around traffic. You are able to handle out of town to work at customer job sites which will sometimes require overnight stays as necessary. If you’ve obtained your PE license, that’s great too!


Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance; 401K/401K Roth with 4% employer match; generous PTO and paid holidays; opportunities for professional growth; and a great company culture with strong values. Our Mission, Culture and Values are what we’re founded on and something we use in support of our day to day operations. If you think you align with these, you should consider applying.


To enhance structural performance through comprehensive and appropriate services.


We believe in bringing our passion for our work to every project. We approach our work with enthusiasm and have fun while doing it. We treat our employees as our family, and our clients as our friends.


Safety – We are committed to the safety of the general public, our co-workers, and our clients.

Integrity – We hold ourselves to the highest moral standard and deal in our business honestly.

Service – We strive to accommodate our clients’ schedules. We make every effort to be responsive to changing project conditions.

Quality – We seek to proactively prevent and address issues to maximize quality and provide solutions that are technically sound.

Technical Knowledge – We educate and train our employees in the latest industry technologies and best practices and we willingly share this knowledge and expertise with our clients.



Apply immediately by sending your resume and cover letter to or mail to Human Resources Manager at Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc., 3148 Deming Way, Suite 160, Middleton, WI 53562

Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Pre-employment drug and background screen required.


Questions? Call Betsy Larsen at 608.824.8098 or send her an email.