Structural Bridge Engineer
Michael Baker International
Chicago, IL
Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients' complex challenges.
Michael Baker International has addressed bridge design, construction and preservation challenges with innovative and sustainable solutions. Exemplifying its depth and versatility in the bridge space, Michael Baker International, ranked Number 5 by Engineering News-Record in its annual ranking of Bridge Design Firms in the United States, has partnered with clients on a full spectrum of bridge types-from conventional grade separations to major, complex river crossings, including trusses, arches, box girders and cable-stayed bridges.
Under limited supervision, plans, designs and analyzes data on civil engineering projects such as bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, dams and drainage structures.
Analyzes and performs design of bridge structures and retaining walls using appropriate structural analysis software
Leads team of junior engineers and drafters in performing design, load rating, and inspection work as well as preparation of contract documents
Prepare complex studies, construction documents, drawings, maps, reports, details and supporting documentation
Prepares quantities and construction costs estimates using IDOT and ISTHA procedures.
Prepares construction drawings needed for IDOT, ISTHA and Local & Regional Agency construction of bridges
Visit work sites as needed
Communicates with supervisor and clients regarding project issues
Conducts project meetings
Defines scope, schedule and budgets requirements for projects
Provide input and support strategy for proposals as needed
Support and initiate marketing efforts
Maintain task budgets and schedules
Willingness to travel up to 15"
Other duties as assigned
BSCE degree with structures emphasis, MSCE highly preferred
7-12 years of relevant civil/structural engineering experience
Experience in task management, project management is a plus
Knowledge of AASHTO LFD & LRFD, AASHTO MBE, IDOT, and ISTHA design codes and standards
Strong bridge technical experience with the ability to complete projects on time and within budget
Proficient in bridge design software, including but not limited to:
LEAP products – Conspan, RC-Pier
AASHTOWare Bridge Rating
MIDAS – 3D modeling/analysis (or other similar FEA software such as CSI LARSA or Bridge)
Experience with Microsoft Office including strong Microsoft Excel skills
Experience with programming/coding in VBA/C /Java is a plus
Illinois PE (or ability to obtain within 6 months)
Illinois SE


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