The Bridge Designer 2 is responsible for performing engineering tasks related to structural design and analysis under the supervision of a licensed Civil Engineer. The person in this position is expected to exercise strong critical thinking skills, and demonstrate strong structural engineering fundamentals. The successful person is expected to show a working 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 needed. A person working 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 structural engineering, including, but not limited to: construction support assignments, in-service inspections, bridge, roadway and over civil engineering tasks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
We will screen candidates based on the minimum requirements for this position and will also look for candidates who have previous experience with:
Performing specialized field engineering services; read and interpret complex and intricate plans and specifications for public works projects
Consulting with PM or Assistant PM and other professional staff regarding construction inspection and field engineering project tasks, schedules, and requirements
Adhering to QA/QC protocols and practice health and safety awareness and self-protection at all times
Perform structural engineering related calculations, analysis, and design tasks under the supervision of a licensed engineer.
Write technical specifications, reports, and other correspondence to a variety of audiences under the supervision of a licensed engineer.
Learn and apply company standards and best practices
Work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams
Perform independent checking of the design work of other team members
Work efficiently to complete tasks within an assigned amount of time
Develop an understanding of project budgets and schedules
Proficiently employ a variety of design codes related to the industry.
Perform other related duties as assigned
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering (civil, structural) from an accredited university and at least one year of experience. A Master's degree focused in civil or structural engineering is preferred and shall substitute for one years' worth of experience.
Engineer in Training certification required with progress towards obtaining professional (civil/structural) registration required.
Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Basic level CAD proficiency using AutoCAD and/or Microstation
Strong structural engineering fundamentals including: physics, statics, strength of materials, structural analysis, steel and concrete design.
Ability to accurately complete engineering calculations by hand
Ability to accurately complete the design of structural details with supervision
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 GT Strudl.
Basic level proficiency with MathCAD
Basic knowledge of the International Building Code and referenced design codes
Understanding of seismic design principals and analysis methods
Intermediate level proficiency with MathCAD
Intermediate knowledge of IBC and/or AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications
Seismic design experience including non-linear analysis
Perform engineering tasks with limited guidance and supervision from a licensed civil engineer
Interact with clients, contractors, suppliers and teaming partners in a professional manner to resolve task related issues.
Follows established procedures and standards; exercise judgment with broad guidance and direction from senior staff
Complete tasks in an accurate, efficient, and organized manner so that they can be easily followed and quickly reviewed by others
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)