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Bridge Engineer/Bridge Department ManagerWe are seeking a Bridge Engineer/Bridge Department Manager to join our team of professionals in Alaska.  The position requires a self-driven individual with confidence to make decisions, drive project performance, and lead business development activities.  Candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills to work internally and with external clients. Opportunities for growth and advancement within Michael Baker International depend upon candidate’s skills, desires, and drive. WHO WE AREMichael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting services dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure and environmental challenges. Exemplifying our depth and versatility in the bridge space, Michael Baker International, ranked Number Five by Engineering News-Record in Bridge Design Firms, has partnered with clients on a full spectrum of bridge types-from conventional grade separations to major, complex river crossings, including trusses, arches, box girders and cable-stayed bridges.  We are industry leaders in both bridge design and bridge inspection.  Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges. MICHAEL BAKER IN ALASKAMichael Baker’s first office in Alaska opened in 1942. Since then, we have played a key role in some of Alaska’s most renowned infrastructure projects, including groundbreaking projects on the North Slope and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. We continue to focus on cold regions engineering—pipelines, transportation, civil, architecture, hydrology, and geotechnical, and specialty professional services, permitting and regulatory compliance, and GIS and LiDAR mapping.  We have offices in both Anchorage and Fairbanks and constantly network with our lower 48 colleagues providing workshare opportunities across the company and leveraging our extensive skills sets to grow in Alaska.DESCRIPTIONYour key responsibilities as a Bridge Engineer/Bridge Department Manager in our Alaska Transportation Group, you will lead a small team of professionals in the planning, inspection and design of bridges and other structures in various highway, transit, and rail projects.  The role will have heavy collaboration with our bridge and rail teams across the country and there will be opportunity to support projects outside of Alaska.

  • Manage a staff of 2 to 4 professionals, including training, career development, and performance reviews.
  • Report directly to and work closely with the Anchorage Office Executive and other leaders within the Alaska operation.
  • Participate in ongoing strategic positioning for new project opportunities.
  • Manage client relationships and client engagement to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker. 
  • Be responsible for successful contracting and project execution.
  • Provide opportunities for mentoring, growth and enhanced capacity within the group across technical and client driven goals
  • This position will be part of Michael Baker Regional Bridge and Alaska leadership teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or similar degree with 10+ years of bridge related design experience. Masters preferred.
  • An Alaska P.E. or the ability to obtain within 6 months. .  An Alaska S.E. is a plus. Having a PE or SE registration in other states is a plus.
  • Strong all-around theoretical knowledge of structural engineering principles
  • Demonstrate ownership, initiative and attention to detail and accuracy of client deliverables  Strong people skills and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Experience with AASHTO LRFD, AISC, ACI, AREMA, CAN/CSA S-6, and other North American design codes
  • Experience with the design of multiple bridge types in concrete and steel, and knowledge of staged construction analysis
  • Solid background and understanding of Structural engineering software packages like: MDX, Con-Span, RC-Pier, MIDAS, CSI Bridge, BrR, FB Pier
  • Preferred experience with engineering design software, i.e. programs such as LUSAS, SOFiSTiK, MIDAS, MicroStation, etc.
  • Experience in NBIS bridge safety inspections and currently qualified as a NHI Certified Bridge Inspector and/or Tunnel Inspector.
  • Experience in non-routine bridge and retaining wall inspections, emergency response, and developing strategies for urgently deficient structures is preferred.
  • Ability to travel as business requires, up to 25%
  • Experience with Design-Build delivery, preferred
  • Familiarity with AASHTO LRFD Bridge design specifications
  • Seismic analysis experience, including response spectrum analysis and non-linear time-history analysis.
  • A team-oriented attitude is a must.

 COMPENSATIONThe salary range for this position is $120,000-$180,000.   This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.