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Job Description


The Bridge Engineer is responsible for independently performing engineering tasks related to structural design and analysis. The person in this position must either be a licensed professional engineer in the state of primary practice, or be licensed in a different state with the ability to get a license within 6 months of hire. This person is expected to exercise strong engineering judgment, and demonstrate strong bridge engineering fundamentals. The person in this position should show a strong working knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and be able to quickly learn and apply other design codes as needed. The person in this position is also expected to work well with others, absorb and apply constructive criticism and seek guidance from more experienced members of the team as necessary. This position requires a willingness to learn skills and perform a variety of tasks not directly related to the field of bridge engineering, including, but not limited to: construction support assignments, in-service inspections, structural, roadway and other civil engineering tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Independently perform bridge engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks

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

Learn and apply OBEC standards and best practices

Work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams

Lead the design efforts in the role of engineer-of-record on small design projects

Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members

Work with drafters to assemble engineering plans

Work efficiently to meet deadlines and perform tasks within a given amount of time

Demonstrate a strong understanding of project budgets and schedules

Proficiently employ a variety of design codes related to the industry

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 four (4) 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 requires a Professional Engineering license in any state, with the ability to get a Professional Engineering license in the state of primary practice within 6 months of hire.

Previous experience/skills:


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

Basic level CAD proficiency using AutoCAD and/or Microstation

Strong understanding of structural behavior and mechanics of materials.

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

Exceptional technical and communication skills

Strong organization skills

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

Intermediate level proficiency with MathCAD

Strong knowledge of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

Strong understanding of seismic design principles and analysis methods


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

Advanced level proficiency with MathCAD

Seismic design including non-linear analysis


Complete engineering assignments with limited oversight

Interact with clients, contractors, suppliers and teaming partners in a professional manner to resolve project related issues

Follows established procedures and standards; exercises strong engineering and ethical judgment

Complete tasks in an accurate, efficient, and organized manner so that they can be easily followed and quickly reviewed by others

Work as lead engineer on small design projects, and within a team of engineers on projects of moderate to large size

Accountable for 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. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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