Civil Structural Engineer
BLA, Inc.
Itasca, IL

$45 - $60 an hour


BLA, Inc.

Senior Structural Engineer

Salary Range - $104,000 - $135,200 based on experience ($50/hr-$65/hr)

Salary Position (exempt, not eligible for overtime)

Position will be based out of Itasca, IL office; corporate headquarters (western Chicago suburbs, near Schaumburg & O’Hare Airport)

Company Size: 50-100 employees, founded in 1978, offices in Itasca (IL) and Indianapolis (IN)

Annual Billings: 10M+

Civil Engineering Disciplines Within Firm:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Municipal Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • (Wetlands/Waters of the US, Threatened & Endangered Species, Erosion & Sediment Control Inspections)
  • Site Development Engineering

Benefit Offerings:

  • Medical (HMO, PPO, HSA plans offered) through Blue-Cross, Blue-Shield of Illinois
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Life Insurance Offerings
  • Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
  • 401(K) Profit Sharing Plan
  • Performance Bonus Eligibility

Job Duties:

  • Serve as Structural Engineer for roadway/transportation design projects for IDOT, INDOT, or Local Agency (Municipality, Divisions of Transportation) projects, either locally-funded or state/federally-funded under supervision of Director of Structural Engineering
  • Provide guidance, leadership and training to design team (structural engineers, technicians)
  • Communicate design to clients, as required, including IDOT/INDOT Bridge Office
  • Preparation of all structural calculations and design plans for
  • Retaining Walls
  • Box Culverts
  • Bridges (single or multi-span), simple or complex
  • Junction Chambers
  • Type, Size, & Location (TS&L) plans
  • Perform Structural Inspections consistent with IDOT/AASHTO standards
  • Oversee projects according to schedules, budgets, and customer requirements.
  • Regional (Chicago Metro area) travel occasionally required to project site or client meetings – mileage reimbursement eligible per State of Illinois policy
  • Calculation of project quantities

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Structural Engineering (desired)
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois (required)
  • Registered Structural Engineer in the State of Illinois (desired)
  • Fully Eligible to Work in U.S. (BLA will not/does not sponsor Visas)
  • 10+ years professional structural engineering design experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Excellent organizational and management skills
  • Ability to lead teams in a collaborative environment
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Structural design software use as required

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45.00 to $60.00 /hour


  • Structural Engineering: 10 years (Required)


  • PE (Required)
  • SE (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development assistance

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Aggressive -- competitive and growth-oriented
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative