Bridge Designer

Seattle, WA 98160
+ 4 other locations

More than 4w ago


5 - 7 years of experience

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Job Description

Bridge Engineer

If you’re looking for a firm that encourages innovative thinking and challenges you every day, with an opportunity to learn and advance, a career at Hanson is right for you. The belief in sustainability within our company’s practices creates a focus on client success and partnerships that are important to our communities and our environment.

At the core of our bridge practice is the desire to be good stewards of our clients’ resources while incorporating improvements into the surrounding environment. As engineering professionals, we plan, design and construct projects across the U.S. and abroad.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time bridge engineer position in our Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Seattle, WA; Lisle, IL; Peoria, IL; or Springfield, IL offices.

About us

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

Position Profile

This position will work within our Railway Market in the Bridges Discipline for rail bridge projects, as well as bridge projects in the Infrastructure Market and potentially other structural projects in all of Hanson’s Markets.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex engineering calculations, utilize computer software for analysis and design, and work efficiently with other team members for project completion.
  • Assist in leading the bridge portion of projects for BNSF, NS, CN and other rail clients across the country.
  • Collaborate with senior technical staff and other project disciplines on significant projects across the country.
  • Conduct analysis and design calculations, preparation of specifications, details, and construction plans.
  • Assign duties and mentor entry level staff and technicians.
  • Prepare and review calculations, quantity take-offs, and opinions of probable construction costs.
  • Perform shop drawing and other construction phase reviews on behalf of the client.
  • Provide on-site construction phase services on behalf of the client.
  • Assist in project pursuits and proposal development.
  • Assist in development of project scopes and fees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Technical Skills:

  • Experience with MicroStation is required.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite preferred.
  • Experience with structural design software packages such as Risa, LPILE, Bentley Leap Bridge is required.
  • Experience with AREMA is desirable.
  • Experience with Midas Civil or Larsa4D is desirable.

Soft Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, and/or public stakeholders.
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases.
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills.
  • Interest in experiencing a variety of assignments is important.


  • 5-10 years of experience of railway/highway bridge design. Highway bridge design experience is desirable.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) or be able to attain within 6 months.
  • The ability to sit for the 16-hour NCEES Structural exam
  • Master’s degree in Structural Engineering is desirable.
  • Experience with serving as a resident engineer or owner’s representative on bridge construction projects is desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with BNSF and/or NS design practices, development of bridge plans and standards.
  • Experience on projects with complex bridge types and components.
  • Participation with technical society organizations.
  • Working with and managing project staff.
  • Open to construction field assignments on an as needed basis


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

About Hanson Professional Services Inc

Learn More About Hanson Professional Services Inc
Hanson Professional Services Inc is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The firm has been providing services for over 60 years and has offices in multiple states. Hanson is a multi-disciplinary firm providing services in the areas of aviation, bridges and structures, construction services, environmental, government, land development, energy and resources, rail and transit, and highways and roads.
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