Structural Bridge Technical Manager at Michael Baker International in Detroit, Michigan

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International’s focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR).
Michael Baker International’s Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients.
Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.


Michael 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.


This Structural Bridge Technical Manager position will report to the Bridge Department Manager and provide team leadership in technical aspects of bridge design and local standards. The successful candidate will manage projects, provide technical and local knowledge and provide guidance as a senior technical advisor to the team of technical staff to complete engineering and studies in support of bridge and structural civil infrastructure. Project work will specifically focus on bridge, retaining walls, highway, and road projects for Michigan DOT and local agencies. Project management will be part of the overall Technical Manager duties. As a key part of our Detroit, Michigan Structures/Transportation Team, you will work with Michael Baker's senior management and staff to:

  • Support and manage a staff of professionals, including training, career development and performance reviews

  • Lead projects

  • Collaborate with the National Bridge Technical Services Manager, as well as structural engineering managers from other Michael Baker offices around the country, and will be part of a dynamic team responsible for expanding the structural engineering practice currently servicing state, county, and municipal clients

  • Participate in ongoing strategic positioning for new project opportunities in the state of Michigan

  • Manage client relationships and client engagement to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker

  • Be responsible for successful contracting and project execution, working closely with regional Michael Baker International staff, group leadership and office leadership

  • Manage staff utilization by scheduling, monitoring and revising assignments

  • Perform technical analyses, calculations and tasks as needed


    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or similar degree with 15 years of bridge related design experience
    • A Michigan P.E. the ability to obtain within 6 months. Having a PE or SE registration in other states is a plus
    • 5 years of project management experience with Michigan DOT and/or municipalities
    • An understanding of AASHTO LRFD design and complex structural analysis software such as Midas or LARSA
    • Excellent client management skills; demonstrated ability leading and managing the design and detailing of complex transportation structures, with an emphasis on experience and knowledge of the design, analysis, inspection and maintenance of highway and railroad bridges
    • Well established client and colleague relationships and a willingness to help lead proposal efforts


    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.