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Bridge Engineer - Cleveland at Transystems Corp

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Job Description:

TranSystems Corporation - Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities - that's our focus. From infrastructure and facility design to computer simulation and economic impact analysis to finding alternative financing solutions for transportation projects - we do it. Our transportation specialists, located in offices across the nation, are unparalleled in the knowledge of the movement of freight and people, and unmatched in technical and managerial services. We provide full-scale professional services to both public and private sector transportation clients. Plans, designs and directs components of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.


TranSystems’ Cleveland, Ohio office has an immediate opening for a Structural/Bridge Engineer. This position includes structural design, rehabilitation, and inspection of bridges and tunnels along with the preparation of load ratings, construction documents, specifications, and estimates. In addition, duties may include construction inspection services. Day to day assignments and technical guidance will be provided by current staff Project Managers. Assignments will involve travel within the continental United States. The ideal candidate will have experience in bridge design and inspection, and an interest in learning and working on diverse project assignments which may include highway bridges, freight and passenger rail structures, and miscellaneous structural assignments.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil and/or structural engineering with an emphasis in structures from an ABET-accredited university or college

  • Professional licensed engineer

  • Individuals should have experience in reading plans and shop drawings, and evaluating contractor compliance with construction plans and specifications.

  • Team oriented engineer with strong communication skills.

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite

  • Experience with structural engineering software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ODOT bridge consulting and/or construction services experience

  • Microstation experience

  • No relocation assistance - Local candidates preferred.

  • The preferred candidate will have a structural engineering background, knowledge of Microstation, AutoCAD, and some experience with structural engineering design drawings, specifications and cost estimates.

  • Experience with bridge engineering or construction inspection experience in Ohio is a plus.


General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.

  2. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.

  3. Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.

  4. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

  5. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.

  6. May be asked to participate in non-design engineering activities such as construction inspection and materials testing, surveying, CADD production, and field data collection.

  7. Research design options and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.

  8. Maintains project database by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data.

  9. Researches code requirements.

  10. Keeps Senior Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.

  11. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  12. Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.

  13. Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.

  14. Be willing to travel within the continental United States.


Supervisory Responsibilities – It is not planned to have staff report to this current position, however this position will need to be able to give direction, advice, and deadlines to the staff supporting them on projects they are involved with. It is also anticipated that this position will have interaction directly with the clients.


Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Some travel will be required, as well as field visits to project sites. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education/Experience – A Civil or Structural Engineering Bachelor’s degree with 5-10 years of experience is required, with a PE. Master’s degree in structural engineering preferred but not required.


Computer Skills – MicroStation, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and various structural engineering software systems depending on engineering discipline including but not limited to AASHTOWare BrR, and Bentley design products, LPile, STAAD, RISA


Certificates and Licenses – Licensed Professional Engineer required. Licensed Structural Engineer with bridge emphasis preferred but not required. Registered as a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio preferred but not required. 


Work Environment:

  1. The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).


The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one that is subject to U.S. law.