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Job Description

Application deadline: 31/12/2018 - United States - Location: Florham Park - Bridge, Tunnel and Marine

COWI North America is a leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group built on over 85 years of international experience. We provide our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex engineering challenges worldwide from our various North American offices. COWI's 6,600 person global organization is involved in more than 14,000 projects across 124 countries.

Our civil, structural and geotechnical engineering specialists work on some of the world's most prestigious and challenging projects. COWI continues to push the boundaries of what is technically possible, from designing the world’s deepest and longest subsea tunnel, engineering the world's longest lateral bridge slide, to creating marine resiliency for our waterfront communities.

We are looking for a Tunnel Engineer to join our team in Florham Park, NJ.

Role Summary

Under the guidance of professional engineers, the incumbent will be assisting a highly professional team that provides consulting, project management and detailed engineering expertise on numerous tunnel design, rehabilitation and condition assessment projects.


Prepares plans, designs, calculations and cost estimates under the supervision of experienced engineers;

Prepares work plans, schedules, quantity take offs and budgets;

Works collaboratively with the CAD technician team;

Solves engineering problems and challenges;

Prepares standard documents, such as technical specifications;

Liaises with other professionals and departments to gather information for projects;

Assists in the preparation of engineering/geotechnical reports and other technical documents;

Performs site and field inspections and condition assessments; and

Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from a recognized post-secondary institution, with 5 - 10 years of related experience in tunnel and/or underground structures design and project management, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience ; Master's degree strongly preferred;

Registration as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in home province or state; Registration as a Professional Engineer preferred;

Ability and willingness to learn;

Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

Strong attention to details;

Good judgement and decision making skills;

Superior planning and organizational skills combined with the ability to work under pressure on multiple deadlines;

Strong written and verbal communication skills including the proficient use of Office tools (Word, Excel, and Power Point);

Ability to work with staff located remotely;

Ability and willingness to travel;

Experience working with North American structural engineering design codes;

Working knowledge of 2D and 3D geo-structural analysis software such as STAAD.Pro, Plaxis, FLAC/FLAC3D, UDEC, Swedge, Unwedge, SNAIL or similar programs; and

Working knowledge of AutoCAD a plus.

At COWI North America, you can look forward to a challenging role that will push you outside of your comfort zone and elevate your career to new heights. Our staff come from a multitude of backgrounds; their bridge, marine and tunneling expertise spans the globe. COWI is a place for collaboration with some high-caliber professionals and the opportunity to learn from the best. Besides an extraordinary collection of talented colleagues, you will also have the chance to be involved in some very high-profile work on world-renowned international projects that will test your skills and abilities as a professional. COWI is proud to reward top talent; the benefits of working for COWI include extensive opportunities for growth and development, health benefits, 401k with up to 5% match, competitive compensation and various other perks.

COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 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.