Structural-Bridge Technical Manager

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Structural-Bridge Technical Manager

We have a career opportunity for a Structural-Bridge Engineer seeking to grow their career as a Technical Manager.  As a Structural-Bridge Technical Manager, you will both self-perform and direct project teams in the planning and designing of the project. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be viewed as a subject matter expert and provide technical advice to staff to ensure the successful execution of projects and help drive the growth of the IL Structural group. 

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully managing various structural-bridge projects, ensuring the development of high-quality engineering documents. Previous experience mentoring and directing staff on technical skills is highly desired. 


This position will have a hybrid schedule, and when in the office, you will work in our Chicago, IL office. 

The Impact You Will Have
  • Mentor and direct the advancement of the technical skills of staff while executing projects
  • Manage technical elements of a project, including assessing what analyses need to be completed and what is the correct approach (i.e. software, design assumptions, etc.) for that analysis.
  • Communicate technical progress and issues to Project Manager promptly and continuously.
  • Adhere to all internal procedures for quality control, documentation, and project tracking.
  • Contribute to other project work as a technical specialist or advisor.
  • Provide input into the growth of the practice.
  • Perform, review, and manage technical analysis and design. Take responsibility for the completeness of design details and ensure compliance with PQMP
  • Work toward being a leading subject matter expert on targeted elements within the discipline
 What We Are Looking For
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural) required 
  • Licensed SE in IL 
  • A minimum of 8 years' experience in structural engineering with a transportation focus
  • IDOT, ISTHA, and CDOT experience preferred 
  • Advanced knowledge of software appropriate for the discipline, showing proficiency in most programs specific to this role/discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable codes and standards that govern the discipline
  • Experience in MicroStation is required; experience in 3D bridge modeling is highly desirable.
  • Experience with Construction Engineering services is highly desirable.







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