Team Leader, Bridge Inspection
Rochester, NY Transportation
Job Type

If you are a team player with a passion to drive your career in Bridge Inspection, Popli Design Group (PDG) is the place for you! PDG is seeking a Team Leader to add to our growing and talented team. 

As the Team Leader for Bridge Inspection, you will be evaluating and documenting the conditions of bridges and various other structures. This entails creating comprehensive condition reports utilizing agency-provided software or other designated formats. Additionally, you will be responsible for coordinating with an Assistant Team Leader (ATL) to ensure timely completion of inspections, while also providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff members. 

Effective communication skills will be crucial as you engage with team members, clients, and subcontractors, fostering clear and concise exchanges of information throughout the inspection process. A strong commitment to delivering high-quality work that aligns with technical guidelines is essential. The ideal candidate will possess recent experience in bridge inspection, preferably with entities such as NYSDOT, TBTA, Port Authority of NY&NJ, NYSTA, or NJDOT. Furthermore, they should hold a valid NYS PE license or NJ PE license with the capacity to transfer between states. 


  • Evaluate and document conditions of bridges and other structures.
  • Write condition reports within agency provided software or other formats.
  • Responsible for coordinating with an ATL to complete inspections and mentoring junior staff.
  • Effectively communicate with team members and personnel from clients and subcontractors. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to document bridge conditions in the required format and in a clear concise manner.
  • Must be focused on providing quality work meeting technical guidelines.
  • Recent bridge inspection experience with NYSDOT, NYSTA, NYPA, NYSBA or similar. 

Experience, Education, and Certification 

  • NYS PE license
  • NHI Bridge Safety Inspection Course or NYSDOT Bridge Inspection Workshop
  • Driver’s license with the ability to drive work truck/van 

Work Environment 

  • Combination of professional office environment and field work.
  • Field work requires employee to be willing to work in various weather conditions and nature.
  • Required to travel to project sites. 

Physical Demands

  • Must physically be able to perform field inspection work, e.g., carry/climb ladders, wade in streams, work around traffic, work at heights, etc.
  • The job requires prolonged periods of sitting at a computer.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs. 

About Popli Design Group (PDG)

PDG is a well-established multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering firm that has been serving clients since 1982. With four decades of experience and expertise, we have evolved from a transportation engineering firm to a comprehensive, full-service organization with seven office locations in New York State. Our extensive portfolio of successful projects has earned us a trusted reputation among our clients. 

Popli Design Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability or protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal law or Executive Orders.

Good faith salary range is provided, and salary package will be commensurate with experience.

Salary Description
$110,000 - $185,000