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Michael Baker International is seeking a highly motivated Bridge Engineer (Civil Engineer II) in support of our growing bridge practice within Iowa. The ideal candidate will be able to perform conventional and complex bridge and structure designs, load ratings, and bridge inspections as well as enjoy involvement in the development and teaching of state-of-the-art bridge training material.RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Performing and managing structure tasks on conventional and complex multi-discipline projects from design through construction
  • Performing and managing structure load ratings on conventional and complex bridges using hand calculations through finite element methods
  • Strong technical ability able to lead, perform, and check bridge and structure designs to ensure accuracy with design codes and client requirements
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with other disciplines effectively
  • Development of and adherence to scope, schedule and budget for structure tasks
  • Ability to support bridge and structure proposal development through strong technical writing
  • Ability to develop creative and innovative cost saving modifications to conventional designs through construction/value engineering opportunities
  • Ability to lead bridge inspections
  • Ability to develop and teach bridge design training courses and reference manuals


  • Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from ABET Accredited University
  • Masters of Science in Structural Engineering a plus
  • 8+ years of bridge design, analysis, Bridge Inspection or training material development/teaching.  Experience working with Iowa DOT is Preferred.
  • P.E. license required, a P.E. license in Iowa is a plus
  • Expert with finite element software and other bridge design software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Certified Bridge Safety Inspection (CBSI) preferred.
  • Fracture Critical Inspection certification preferred.
  • This position does not offer sponsorship.

The salary range for this position is $86,442 - $129,663. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits

 [SA1]Position would be reporting to Chicago or Minnesota.


Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.  

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