Staff Engineer - Non-Destructive Evaluation

Bridge Diagnostics Inc.   Metairie, LA   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on May 4, 2023
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What We Are Looking For:

We are looking for a highly motivated, knowledgeable, and versatile individual to join our engineering staff. This role will work closely with our technicians, clients, and other engineers on all aspects of projects within our Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Program. Tasks may include planning and implementing of NDE program on various structure types (dams, bridges, buildings), coordination with clients, equipment selection, field testing, interpretation of data, analysis and of recorded data, and report writing.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting group where you will work with and be mentored by senior technical staff.

What You’ll Do:

Engineering Tasks

  • Development of testing plans and documents to meet overall project requirements and scope
  • Work directly with Project Manager on project coordination, planning, and logistics
  • Making engineering decisions while on jobsites to ensure a safe and effective field deployment
  • Updating documents and photos upon project completion and provide lessons learned to team
  • Review and interpret project data so that conclusions can be drawn and reported to our clients
  • Assist analysis team with project deliverables through project reports and findings
  • Use of various design codes in computing structural capacities and allowable serviceability limit states

On-Site NDE Investigation

  • Lead field projects as site supervisor to ensure work quality and safety
  • Coordinate travel and equipment logistics for team members
  • Follow and execute project plans on budget and on time
  • Consistently evaluate processes and procedures and recommend cost-saving and process improvement ideas
  • Review or complete client facing documentation (Submittals, daily field logs, Workplans, etc.)
  • Ensure adherence to project specifications and contractual requirements
  • Perform data collection, in-field interpretation and in-field QAQC on a variety of nondestructive techniques including ultrasonic, electromagnetic, and chemical techniques on a variety of materials (steel, concrete and timber)
  • Perform material collection for subsequent material testing including concrete cores, powder samples, or other sample types as required by the project scope
  • Use professional judgement on site to collect supplementary information related to the NDE investigation through visual inspection, including notes, photographs, and sketches.
  • Troubleshoot and fix malfunctioning instruments
  • Work in a variety of conditions including working at heights, overnight shifts, and in all types of weather conditions

Project Support:

  • Travel to select field projects to perform NDE field investigations as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Basic experience with NDE or NDT techniques, projects, or analysis
  • Ability to learn and understand the operation and underlying principles of various NDE techniques, and apply them to NDE field investigation projects
  • A background in Civil, Mechanical, or Geophysical Engineering
  • Proficient experience with AutoCAD and exposure to other software and programming
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that can address multiple audiences
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of civil infrastructure materials, structural assemblies, and deterioration mechanisms
  • Proficient using various hand tools and power tools
  • Experience operating machinery

You Are:

  • Excited by solving challenging problems and aren’t afraid to think outside the box
  • A natural self-starter who prides themselves on delivering quality products
  • Flexible and have the ability to adapt to different work on a variety of projects
  • Knowledgeable in variety of engineering solutions for Nondestructive Evaluation
  • Ready to develop personally and professionally with a growing company
  • Comfortable working at heights (250 feet +)
  • Detail oriented and organized


  • Bachelor’s degree Engineering
  • 1-3 years relevant engineering experience (NDE, inspection and/or analysis)
  • Engineer In Training (EIT) required or ability to obtain EIT within 6 months of hire
  • Willing to travel (50% + field work) and conduct field work
  • SPRAT L1 Certification or willingness to obtain within 6 months of hire

Benefits and Compensation:

Starting Salary Range: $50,000 - $80,000 per year

We commit to providing an industry-leading rewards package that supports your health, retirement, lifestyle, and career goals including:

  • Paid Time off
  • Comp time for overtime worked
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance- 100% employee paid by BDI
  • Delta Dental and VSP Vision coverage offerings
  • Voluntary Hospital, Critical Illness, and Accident plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

BDI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Bridge Diagnostics Inc.

4300 S I-10 Service Rd
Metairie , LA