Sr. Complex Bridge Engineer(Movable) in Chicago

Full-time @WSP Global in Engineering
  • Chicago, Illinois View on Map
  • Apply Before : December 8, 2022

Job Description

Join management and consultancy services provider WSP Global as Sr. Complex Bridge Engineer(Movable), Apply WSP jobs Chicago Illinois. At the WSP you will perform tasks as listed below,

 

Position : Sr. Complex Bridge Engineer(Movable)

Work location : Chicago, Illinois

Job Type: Full-time

Job id : 8511

Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
This Opportunity
Be involved in projects with our Movable Bridge/Complex Bridge/Structural Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
WSP USA’s Movable Bridge Structures group has an immediate opening for a full-time Sr. Movable Bridge /Structural Engineer to join our Complex Bridge Group in the Philadephia, PA office or our Chicago office. This position is for an engineer who is seeking an opportunity to work within a team-focused local office, for a large world-wide engineering firm. Career development, mentoring and employee satisfaction is key within our local civil group and the firm.
Your Impact

Lead design, plan development tasks and perform structural analysis and design
Actively maintain project scope, design changes and project budget
Mentoring and developing junior staff 
Ability to provide close coordination with others on the project as well as independent QC/QA reviews
Visiting with clients for growing business and keeping them and other team members well informed
Manage planning and/or engineering projects including Bridge Design, Railroad Platforms, Stations, Transit structures and similar projects.
Provide oversight with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.   
Apply high-level structural and civil engineering techniques and processes 
Perform professional structural engineering work and conduct more complex/comprehensive investigations and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, facilities, pipelines, transportation channels, and operations to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans, and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.
Involved from project inception to completion in the management of design, construction, rehabilitation, and remediation of building and infrastructure projects, ensuring durability of materials and structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence. 
Lead larger-scale structural engineering projects ensuring contributors know what they are required to do and by when, preparing and overseeing relevant project budgets, monitoring external events, tracking hours and expenses, ensuring satisfactory performance, and supervising subcontractors, contract work, and employees.
Assist with engineering review of permit applications, engineering design plans and specifications, standby plans and engineering contracts, integrated waste management plans, and periodic construction inspections, to ensure that they comply with applicable state and/or federal regulations and sound engineering practice and standards.
Meet with various public or private entities or individuals to discuss issues relating to a variety of engineering/construction challenges and programs. 
Ensure technical reports and presentations explain research, findings, and recommendations to prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities. 
Develop a client base for providing high level structural engineering services including identifying additional business development opportunities.
Collaborates with professionals from a variety of disciplines, other engineers, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects, as well as proposal and business development opportunities.
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.
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.
10+ years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural design experience. 
Engineer license required (multi-state preferred).
Highly proficient with structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.
Highly proficient with extensive experience in infrastructure planning, design, and program/construction management; including project involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and reconstruction, new design, and construction projects. 
Strong knowledge of relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
Highly proficient with making technical computations and calculations involving the application of engineering principles, understanding plans and specifications, and making factual comparisons to the appropriate regulations. 
Experience with planning and conducting inspections and investigations on various aspects of the construction and design of buildings, facilities, or structures, applying applicable regulations and policies
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing intricate ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
Strong self-leadership and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively, persuasively, and tactfully interact with clients, regulators, project managers, and employees at all levels of the organization.
Works independently to provide guidance and leadership to mid-level to senior level team or project members, with strict adherence to QA/QC.
Proficiency with technical writing, office automation, discipline-specific design software, technology, math principles, physics, predictive models, spreadsheets, and tools.
Experienced with providing critical review for documents and preparing technical deliverables and plans with a high degree of complexity.
Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from testing results, data collation, computations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Engineering.
Strong technical skills in structural analysis and design of various types of bridge structures including movable bridges
Ability to also serve as Key Team Member for major strategic transit and rail opportunities.
PE license required, SE within a year is plus
Familiarity with AASHTO design criteria (LFD & LRFD) and with DOT work
Accustomed to working in a team environment on challenging projects
FHWA – NHI – Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges training and Fracture Critical Bridges Training are pluses

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Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: N/A – No travel required
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: PHILADELPHIA – PENN CENTER
All locations: US-IL-Chicago, US-PA-Philadelphia

About WSP
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

 

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