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Job Description

The Senior Bridge Project Engineer I is responsible for leading the bridge design and analysis efforts on a variety of engineering projects. The person in this position must be a licensed engineer to practice bridge engineering in the state of primary practice, or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire. The person in this position must have a strong knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the bridge design standards in their state of primary practice, and be able to quickly learn and apply other design codes as necessary to meet project objectives. The person in this position is also expected to demonstrate a high level of expertise related to bridge engineering and provide leadership and guidance to less experienced team members as necessary. This position requires a willingness and ability to identify and lead resolution of interdisciplinary design issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Independently complete highly complex engineering projects

Independently write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences

Develop, learn and apply OBEC standards and best practices

Work collaboratively within and demonstrate ability to lead multi-disciplinary engineering teams

Lead the design efforts in the role of engineer-of-record on a variety of project types.

Perform independent checking and senior review of the design work of other team members

Efficiently work with drafters to assemble complete and accurate engineering plans

Mentor and oversee the work of less experienced design team members

Work efficiently to meet deadlines and complete projects within a given amount of time

Demonstrate a strong ability to meet project budgets and schedules and mentor others in this area

Demonstrate bridge engineering expertise by presenting projects, or writing papers for industry associations as directed

Perform other related duties as assigned

Requirements/Minimum Qualifications


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, structural) from an accredited university and at least ten (10) years of experience. A Master's degree focused in civil or structural engineering is preferred and shall substitute for one years' worth of experience.


This position must be a licensed engineer to practice bridge engineering in the state of primary practice, or should be licensed in a different state with the ability to get the required license within 6 months of hire.

Previous experience/skills:


Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Strong understanding of structural behavior and mechanics of materials

Accurately complete engineering calculations for all major material types including: concrete, steel, timber, and/or masonry

Advanced proficiency working with drafters to assemble complete and accurate engineering plans

Find unique solutions to difficult engineering problems

Provide design oversight and mentorship to less experienced team members

Exceptional technical and communication skills

Strong organization skills

Advanced level proficiency with one or more of the following structural analysis programs: SAP2000, Risa3D, Midas, or GTStrudl

Advanced level proficiency with MathCAD

Advanced knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and referenced design codes

Advanced understanding of seismic design principles and non-linear analysis techniques


Accurately complete complex engineering projects and provide design leadership to less experienced team members

Provide engineer-of-record oversight for stamped engineer deliverables

Interact with clients, contractors, suppliers and teaming partners in a professional manner to develop project solutions

Follows and contribute to the development of established procedures and standards; exercises strong engineering and ethical judgment

Complete projects in an accurate, efficient, and organized manner so that they can be easily followed and quickly reviewed by other structural staff

Work as lead engineer on complex engineering projects

Represent OBEC in a professional manner in published articles and at industry events

Technical performance on projects, and for successful completion of assigned tasks in the required timeframes and within the allotted budget

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

This work is typically done within an office environment with occasional field work at project/construction sites. When field assignments are required, the working conditions/physical requirements for field staff apply.

Normal working hours will be 8 am – 5 pm, but may vary depending on project demands

Overtime work may be required based on work deadlines

Extended periods of sitting, standing, and walking around the office; occasional field assignment supporting engineering design functions

Ability to move, lift, pull, and push 30 - 50 lbs.

Prolonged physical activity involving standing, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, pulling, and swinging.

Strong balance and agility to occasionally climb ladders and/or crawl through openings

Some travel may be required for this position: Working out of area, out of state, or across the state may be required

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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