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Structural Engineer

Date: May 12, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Company: Transystems

Req ID: 17501

For more than 50 years, TranSystems has provided engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions to enhance the movement of goods and people across today’s integrated transportation infrastructure. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., its professionals in more than 30 offices throughout the U.S. perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the transportation and federal marketplaces. Services are delivered throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to construction to long-term operations, maintenance and rehabilitation.

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. 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 with 4+ years of engineering experience
  • 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 and Bentley MicroStation
  • Experience with structural engineering software
  • Able and willing to travel within the continental United States
  • Physically capable of performing field work including working at heights, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc.
  • Valid Driver’s License


Preferred Qualifications:

  • NHI certifications including: Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges #130055 or #130056 with Bridge Inspection Refresher Training #130053 (if applicable) and Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques #130078
  • Rope access experience or an interest in learning rope access techniques (SPRAT, IRATA)
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel including basic programming ability
  • 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
  • Additional training/certification such as OSHA, CPR/First Aid, etc. is a plus


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


  1. Analyzes information and data to perform inspection/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, reports, load ratings, and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  6. Research design options and code requirements and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.
  7. Keeps Senior Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
  8. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  9. Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.
  10. Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.
  11. 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 4-10 years of experience is 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 - 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/truck. 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 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


Core Competencies

  1. Analytical – Applies knowledge of engineering principals and practices in area of assignments and related fields; Requires the use of advanced techniques and practices of the engineering field and related sciences and disciplines.
  2. Problem Solving – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Uses computer to solve engineering problems and improve the project team’s design process. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  3. Client Service - Responds promptly to client needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Maintains confidentiality.
  4. Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  5. Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  6. Leadership – Management skills are being developed; Able to lead small groups of inspectors on bridge inspection tasks.
  7. Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  8. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Sets goals and objectives; Maintains neat and organized work area that allows efficient access to project information as required by other team members; Ability to create and maintain project records.
  9. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

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.

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