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BRIDGE PRACTICEMichael Baker International has addressed bridge design, construction and preservation challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions.  Exemplifying its depth and versatility in the bridge space, Michael Baker International, ranked Number Five by Engineering News-Record in its annual ranking of Bridge Design Firms in the United States, 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. DESCRIPTIONBridge design, inspection, and maintenance is a core strength of Michael Baker International. We have an established presence with work throughout Louisiana for a variety of clients including LA DOTD, as well as local Counties and Municipalities. The Bridge Engineer will be provided the opportunity to join a talented group of individuals to help deliver some of the Region’s most important projects.  In this role you will: 

  • Perform complex structural analysis and prepare design calculations
  • Develop or assist in developing structural details and construction plans using a variety of industry standard software packages.
  • Assist and check design calculations performed by others
  • Prepare geometric/bridge layouts, construction specifications, and material quantity calculations.
  • Supervise and train other structural engineering staff with less experience.
  • Successfully interface with staff from a range of other disciplines (traffic, civil, planning, etc.) to support a diverse range of projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • P.E. registration in Louisiana or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • 3+ years of related experience.
  • 3+ years working directly with LA DOTD Bridge Department.
  • Familiarity with LA DOTD project processes and standards
  • Experience with the design of multiple bridge types in concrete and steel, and knowledge of staged construction analysis
  • Experience with Design-Build delivery, preferred
  • Familiarity with AASHTO LRFD Bridge design specifications; preferred
  • Experience with LA DOTD or LA DOTD bridge plan layout; preferred
  • MicroStation experience is preferred


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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