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Rotation Program

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undecided person

Not sure what you want to do? Bridge maintenance? Bridge hydraulics? Transit structures? Geotechnical engineering?

 

Just want to see

another part of

the organization?

puzzle pieces

Even if you know Design is #1 for you, seize the opportunity and do an elective six-month rotation--in addition to bridge construction. Rotation is difficult to arrange once youšre promoted. The background gained will provide a perspective and contacts that may be of value later in your career, or even on your first design project! You will still be sourced to a design unit during your rotation period and they will look after you. Contact Sr. Bridge Engineer heather_goronea@dot.ca.gov for more information on the rotation program.

inspectors on bridge

Div. of Materials Engineering and Testing: Testing of a Fracture Critical Element on the SFOBB (left).

drill rig driller
Div. of Geotechnical Services, Foundation Investigation Branch (right). Office work, 50%; field work, 50%.
   
cracks in a column test
man at laptop computer
instrumentation photo
Office of Earthquake Engineering: Lap splice slippage vertical cracks
Div. of Geotechnical Services, Foundation Testing and Instrumentation Branch
 
   
decending by rope off of a bridge
landslide photo
measuring undermined concrete
Division of Maintenance and Investigation: Biennial Bridge Inspection Reports for 25,000 bridges, most of which donšt require climbing.
Divisions of Geotechnical Services, Maintenance and Investigation, Scour Critical Program. Office of Hydrology & Hydraulics Section does studies and prepares written reports.