Structural Engineer 1
Chicago, IL

About $55,000 - $70,000 a year

At EXP, we know that great experiences start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exponential possibilities are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying and empowering company. We value and respect our employees - their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion and diversity - and their innovative approach to work and to life.

Your Challenge

EXP is currently seeking a Structural Engineer 1 for its Chicago office to work within the Infrastructure – Transportation business practice. The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision the Department Manager – Bridges & Structures with a focus on highway and railway related structures. Project types will be diverse and include but not be limited to new structures, rehabilitation of existing structures, and inspection and evaluation of existing structures. The projects will involve a wide variety of structure types, foundations and materials for clients such as IDOT, CDOT, WisDOT, Illinois Tollway, Metra and CTA.

Your Responsibilities

Assist with on-site inspections, analysis and condition assessment of existing structures;

Assist with planning and schematic/geometric layout of new structures;

Perform analysis and design calculations according to the applicable design codes; use computer programs as appropriate;

Preparation of construction plans;

Assist in preparation of construction specifications;

Perform material quantity take-offs;

Organize design calculations; and

Assist with project construction administration including reviews of shop drawings and requests-for-information (RFIs).

The Skills and Knowledge You Bring

0-5 years progressively responsible relevant experience.

MS in Civil Engineering – Structures track required.

Successful completion of the FE exam

Bridge Inspection experience, including 80 hour NHI Course, preferred but not required.

Experience with analysis, design and plan preparation for highway and railway related structures.

Knowledge of structural analysis-design software.

Proficient with Bentley’s MicroStation and MS Office software.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work in a team environment.
EXP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression.

Should you need any special accommodations, please feel free to contact us at and we will arrange for the most suitable accommodations based on your needs.

What EXP Can Offer

With a mission to understand, innovate, partner and deliver, EXP provides engineering, architecture, design and consulting services to the world’s built and natural environments.

Our heritage dates back to 1906, when the earliest of EXP’s predecessor companies started its engineering infrastructure practice. Today, over 3,000 creative EXP professionals across North America provide the passion and expertise needed to deliver successful projects around the world.

Our promise is to offer you a challenging career in a positive and dynamic work environment, and it is a promise we take seriously.

Join a dynamic team at EXP that provides you with innovative projects, the capacity to develop your career, a full range of benefits, flexible working hours, and much more! When you explore what EXP has to offer, you’ll find exponential possibilities.

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