Structural Bridge Engineer

Posted 15 July 2022
Location Jacksonville, United States of America
Job type Full Time
DisciplineEngineering & Manufacturing

Job Description

Structural Bridge Engineer

Location: Dallas TX, Tulsa OK, Oklahoma City OK, Jacksonville FL or Atlanta GA


Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Heavy Civil Structures Knowledge

    • Produces pricing and proposal presentation documents

    • Utilizes the AASHTO design and materials codes

    • Develops complete structural system design of various building/construction types of varying complexity.

    • Assists with updates to standard details/specs

    • Participates in project strategy meetings, develops design concepts, and recommends appropriate structural and foundation systems

  • Design

    • Analysis

      • Prepares clear, complete, and concise calculations including software models, and provides the appropriate level of connection design as required

    • Presents advantages/disadvantages of different structural design schemes to the project team

    • Detailing

      • Develops all details necessary for assigned projects

    • Coordinates work with other disciplines.

    • Performs interdisciplinary coordination checks to minimize deficiencies, errors, and omissions in drawings and specifications

    • Incorporates client criteria into design documents

    • Prepares design criteria for all projects and assures compliance with proposal/client criteria

    • Signs and seals design documents when assigned as Structural Engineer of Record

    • Responsible for the production of well-organized structural documents, calculations, and specifications that are accurate, clear, concise, and complete

    • Participates in bid reviews when requested

    • Participates in design reviews with the design team at 30% and 100% on all assigned projects

    • Performs peer reviews of documents of other structural engineers

  • Construction Support

    • Responds to all RFI’s and reviews submittals for compliance in a timely manner

    • Participates in appropriate preconstruction/preparatory meetings

    • Performs site visits & prepares observation/follow-up phase reports documenting progress and deficiencies

    • Prepares punch lists upon structure completion

    • Prepares field orders, addenda, and record drawings

    • Reviews all structural related testing and inspection reports

    • Demonstrates critical thinking and responds promptly when dealing with field requests/issues

  • Project Management

    • Communicates effectively with external/internal customers and staff in a professional manner conveying pertinent project information as required. Attends project meetings as requested

    • Directs technical efforts of Structural Interns, Designers and Technicians assigned to your projects

    • Plans production of structural work for assigned projects, and assures adherence to discipline/industry standards

    • Manages, coordinates, and monitors efforts/costs of outside structural consultants

  • Planning, Scheduling, and Profitability

    • Prepares budgets for structural work on prospects/proposals, monitors progress and completes projects within the stated fee

    • Monitors projects for scope creep and reports changes to the Design Project Manager

    • Prepares staffing plans for projects and completes all projects on time

  • Professional Development

    • Attends seminars and conferences as necessary to maintain professional competency and satisfy required continuing education requirements

    • Provides training to staff from base knowledge and seminars/conferences attended

    • Keeps apprised of new structural technologies and assists in the incorporation of the new technologies into the A/E practice

    • Actively participates in local and national professional organization(s) including involvement at director and officer levels

  • Leadership

    • Mentors younger engineers, interns, and designers regarding structural engineering and career development by being cognizant of the different learning styles of mentees

    • Leads structural staff working under his/her direction

    • Communicates with Group Lead Structural Engineer regarding leadership concerns

    • Participates in management and leadership training as requested by Group Lead and/or Chief Structural Engineers

    • Serves as the subject matter expert in structural engineering in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods


  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering

  • Minimum of 3 years of heavy civil structural design and application engineering experience

Specific Knowledge, Skills, License, Certifications:

  • Building System Knowledge

    • Good knowledge of various bridge and structure types

    • Good understanding of AASHTO Bridge Design Code

    • Good understanding of structural design process from concepts through construction

    • Good understanding of standard details/specs

    • Ability to quickly develop structural design strategy/concepts/solutions

    • Ability to perform thorough interdisciplinary coordination.

    • Knowledge of constructability and construction practices related to structural components.

  • Ability to work independently on a variety of simple projects and large complex projects

  • Good presentation skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

    • Ability to work with a laptop, tablet (iPad or Microsoft equivalent), and mobile devices

    • Ability to access project information remotely when working outside the office using VPN and/or Citrix

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

    • Ability to work within Microstation and Openbridge is a plus


  • Licenses & Certifications

  • Professional Engineer Preferred