Structural Inspection Team Leader

Job Locations US-KY-Lexington
Full Time



Want to work for a top structural engineering firm, but still retain that small company feel with a family atmosphere? Collins makes its people and culture a top priority, while providing the opportunity to work on a varied mix of interesting and unique projects. Collins is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm, providing design and analysis services coupled with field experience to the transportation, marine, construction, and land development industries. As a mid-size, but growing, multi-disciplined civil engineering and professional services firm, Collins is a great place to grow your career.


Collins Engineers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Structural Inspections Team Leader in our Lexington, Kentucky office. The engineer will supervise and perform structural inspections on bridges and ancillary structures, serving as the Team Leader.   This person will act as the Project Manager on moderately complex inspection projects with little oversight.  There is an opportunity to do underwater bridge inspection and Rope Access Bridge inspection. Travel will be required with most projects focused on local and statewide inspections. This is a great opportunity for a Team Leader wanting to advance into Project Management!




The Team Leader is responsible for leading inspection teams and assisting in the successful completion of inspection and design projects. 

Position Description

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervises above water and underwater bridge and ancillary design, inspection and evaluations.
  • Reviews, analyzes and provides recommendations on field and/or design issues or adaptations.
  • Assists in proposal preparation.
  • Prepares and monitors project budgets.
  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects.
  • Responsible for moderately difficult engineering projects in field or office in accordance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs moderately difficult engineering computations and estimates in designing engineering projects.
  • Prepares complete engineering plans or reports.
  • Directs and supervises the work of entry-level engineers, technicians, drafters and administrative staff.
  • Coaches field staff on the purpose and processes of inspections and inspection techniques.
  • Makes independent decisions within a general framework.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
  • Is active in technical societies.
  • Is available to attend meetings or events outside of normal working hours.
  • Actively observes and acts in an appropriate manner related to safety


  • Bachelor's degree and/or master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year university and a minimum of 4 to 5 years of bridge or ancillary structure inspection experience. 
  • Successful completion of the NHI/FHWA Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course preferred.
  • ADCI or SPRAT certification preferred but not required. 
  • Interest in performing underwater or rope access inspections strongly preferred.


  • Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) required
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) required
  • Valid driver’s license 


Additional Information

View physical demands and our commitment to safety. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


As a federal contractor, Collins Engineers is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. 


Notice to Third Party Agencies


Collins Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.



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