Structural Group Manager

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Manhattan, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
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Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Structural Group Manager

We have a career opportunity to hire an experienced Structures Group Manager in our Kansas/Missouri Division. This position offers opportunities to work with local agencies and DOTs on a variety of complex structures projects involving structural replacement design, bridge inspection, and associated rehabilitation and repairs. In addition to horizontal structural design, the position provides opportunity to work on vertical design projects as well with public and private clients.

The most successful candidate will be a licensed Professional Engineer and have significant experience in client development and pursuing, managing, designing, and providing structural engineering services for public agencies, including DOTs, counties, and municipalities. As a Group Manager, team building, and management are also essential requirements. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and motivated to begin assuming staff management, client management and client development responsibilities.


This position will have a hybrid work schedule and, when in the office, will work from any of our Kansas/Missouri offices. This includes Kansas City, KS, Topeka, KS, Wichita, KS, Manhattan, KS, Lenexa, KS, or Kansas City, MO.

The Impact You Will Have
  • Manage and grow the Kansas/Missouri Division Structural Engineering Group, including the design, inspection, and rehabilitation service lines
  • Manage project teams, accountable for staffing, budget, and schedule across multiple offices
  • Contribute to local, regional, and corporate strategic growth initiatives including the expansion of bridge and structural design services within Kansas, Missouri, and our West region
  • Develop and manage relationships with new and existing clients
  • Represent Benesch at industry and professional engagement events
  • Identify opportunities and lead strategic project pursuits
  • Collaborate on regional growth strategy
  • Mentor junior and mid-level engineers
What You Will Need
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or related discipline
  • Professional Engineer licensure in Kansas and/or Missouri
  • Proven experience working with the KDOT/MoDOT (Staff Bridge), various KDOT/MoDOT Divisions, and/or local agencies
  • Experience, desired but not required, in alternative delivery of projects including design-build, CMGC, and other delivery methods
  • Experience, desired but not required, with providing bridge inspection services
  • Experience with writing and preparing technical reports associated with structural and other civil engineering disciplines which may be a deliverable during a feasibility, conceptual or discovery phase
  • Experience developing scope of service documents and accompanying man hour budgets
  • Progressive experience working directly with clients developing relationships, with proven ability to win work
  • Excellent communication, business development, project management, and client relation skills
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills with a track record for understanding and adhering to contractual requirements
  • Ability to lead, manage, mentor, and grow a dynamic team
  • Strong understanding of project financials and reporting; maintaining compliance with Division and Project financial objectives including Chargeability, Profit, Overhead
  • Participate in local civic and professional organizations such as the chamber of commerce, ACEC, ASCE, NSPE to promote the Company
  • Experience with asset management principles and structural applications for private and public clientele
  • Ability to write and prepare effective and efficient project proposals and non-technical documents
  • Experience with value engineering principles and applications as it pertains to structural design
  • Experience with Deltek Software/Suite and ability to run reports for management responsibilities
  • Review and assess professional services contracts and other project-related documentation to identify and minimize company risk or liability
  • Ability to identify contract issues or key points to ensure compliance with company policy, laws, and regulations


Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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