The role of Bridge Engineer is to work independently on smaller projects, and as a team member of larger projects. You should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. An intermediate bridge engineer will perform a variety of complex tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel. The projects assigned may be complex, broad, varied and diverse in scope. You will analyze proposed projects to ensure structural reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Your Key Responsibilities
May work on multiple projects and responsible for projects of average complexity/size.
Serves as Engineer-of-Record.
Perform more complex engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of the Project Technical Lead or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports, presentations, and required applications to regulatory and/or funding agencies.
Engage in the development of design through sketches, electronic models, diagrams, and other visual formats.
Prepare and revise documentation in various planning, pre-design, detailed design, and construction.
Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors and vendors.
Participate in client project requirement meetings and value analysis and cost estimating.
Involved in the permitting process of projects, which may require meetings with clients, contractors, reviewing agency personnel and governing entities.
Manage and lead other team members while working on projects; complete tasks and delegate specific project tasks to other team members as appropriate.
Assist senior engineers/designers with developing and managing the project scope, budget, staffing and schedule.
May lead the preparation and coordination of the project specifications with construction documents.
Prepare contract documents for construction (i.e. engineering drawings and specifications).
Participate in constructability review.
Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects.
Assist in the development of new standards and specifications for the discipline.
Prepare portions of engineering project proposals, change orders, client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Minimum 10 years structural experience with a minimum 5 years bridgeexperience.
Well-developed understanding of general concepts of relevant areas of structural design and bridge engineering including planning, preliminary and detailed design, and construction of bridges.
Possesses excellent time management skills; thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting and efficient use of time and resources.
Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.
Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions.
Well developed understanding of all phases of project document production and the relationship between drawings and specifications.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Must be willing to learn discipline software such as Staad Pro, PCA Column, and CSI Bridge.
Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.
Ability to check the work of others for accuracy and completeness and manage time to meet project budget and schedule.
Ability to participate and collaborate in project team setting and to engage in creative and critical thought.
Possesses team leadership skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong presentation and interview skills are preferred.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering. Licensed Professional Engineer with a minimum of 5-10 years of experience.
Typical office environment working with computers and working at a desk for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.