Lead Structural / Bridge Engineer - 9352

Herndon, VA

Lead Structural / Bridge Engineer - 9352

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for Lead Structural / Bridge Engineer for our Herndon, VA office.  In this hybrid work environment, you will have the opportunity to lead bridge design efforts on projects and be a key contributor on exciting major bridge and transportation projects in the Virginia region.  The ideal candidate will have broad-based experience with bridge design.  Be involved in projects with our Transportation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. 

Your Impact

  • Performing structural analysis and design for various bridge project phases including concept development, preliminary design, final design, procurement, and construction.
  • Develop construction plans, specifications, cost estimates and construction safety and phasing plans for bridge and other design-build projects.
  • Incorporate advanced technologies, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies for the safety and functionality of end-users and transportation vehicles/systems, and implementing future-ready solutions with structural design standards.
  • Coordinate, review and approve design plans and calculations ensuring data integrity and work is compliant with applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Prepare comprehensive technical reports and presentations that explain research, concepts, and recommendations for structural or construction issues. 
  • Analyze and interpret data obtained during site investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.
  • Oversee and monitor bridge projects, including budgets, tracking hours and expenses, task completion, cost and quantities of materials/equipment/labor, technical calculations, permit applications, construction, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis.
  • Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, reports, sketches, calculations, cross-sections, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation of more complex data, findings, or analyses.
  • Proactively collaborate with other engineers, professionals, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities. 
  • Remain current in latest structural engineering techniques and practices.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • 7 years minimum of relevant post-education experience in structural engineering including bridge design.
  • Professional Engineer license.
  • Strong technical skills relevant to bridge/structural design and analysis.
  • Proficient with structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues. 
  • Highly proficient with technical writing and structural analysis software including (MicroStation, LARSA, MIDAS, LEAD Bridge, STAAD Pro, AASHTOWare BrR)
  • Well-defined knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, and compliance practices.
  • Ability to plan and conduct inspections on the construction and design of bridges or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and provide guidance to junior team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
  • Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree.
  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.
  • Knowledge of VDOT Specifications, Standards, and Design Manual

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.