Bridge Design Project Engineer

in Canadian County, OK

Job Description

CEC is seeking an experienced structural engineer with 5 or more years of experience in the transportation industry. The selected candidate is expected to have experience in structural engineering as it relates to bridges, culverts, and retaining walls related to transportation projects and have experience in transportation project management and construction document preparation.



•    Serve as project engineer with autonomy for project-related tasks and as a designated client contact.  

•    Develop feasible engineering design alternatives to meet project requirements.

•    Perform structural calculations, modeling, analysis, and design. 

•    Prepare contract documents including plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates.

•    Manage and lead multi-disciplinary projects from proposal stage, through design, and design services during construction. 

•    Deliver professional presentations. 

•    Prepare technical reports, studies, specifications, and permitting for projects.

•    Maintain project records and perform project administration.

•    Review shop drawings and respond to RFIs.

•    Perform field visits to inspect existing structures and identify necessary repairs for a structure.

•    Provide technical support, guidance, and input.

•    Develop, foster, and maintain client relationships.

•    Maintain accurate design standards and procedures in assigned work.

•    Collaborate and coordinate with other engineers, designers, and technicians on project activities.

•    Participate in meetings with clients and project team meetings.

•    Conduct quality review of structural calculations and contract documents.

•    Lead, or actively participate in preparing proposals.

•    Maintain current with state of practice and integrate innovation in design.

•    Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

•    Assist in training and development of technicians and other staff members.

•    Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.

•    Utilize computer software to create detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts, including, but not limited to, plan and profile views, cross sections, details and schedules, for the construction of bridge components, such as decks, steel and concrete beams, bearings, piers, abutments and foundations.

•    Performs other duties as assigned.



•    Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in civil, or structural engineering from ABET accredited university is required; Master’s degree with emphasis in structural engineering is desired.

•    5 or more years of progressive experience specific to Bridge/ Structural Engineering.

•    Professional Engineer (PE) license required. If not licensed in Oklahoma and Texas, must be able to obtain an Oklahoma and Texas P.E. license within six months of start date.

•    Project experience with Oklahoma DOT or Texas DOT preferred. 

•    Proficient in structural detailing in AutoCAD and MicroStation software.

•    Proficient with structural design software such as Bentley OpenBridge and MDX preferred.

•    Willing to train and mentor younger engineers and structural detailers.

•    Ability to work independently and as part of a project team.

•    Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

•    Good organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

•    English language skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.

•    Mathematical skills:  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

•    Reasoning skills: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

•    Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.  



•    Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature. 

•    Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, perceive attributes of objects and materials, and manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.

•    Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.

•    Ability to stand and/or walk, including over uneven surfaces, for extended periods of time.

•    Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.

•    Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds occasionally.




•    Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.

•    Moderate noise.



•    Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

•    Occasional extended hours required as projects dictate.

•    Eligible to submit application for telecommuting and alternative schedule after 90 days.


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Job Posting: 2132364

Posted On: Aug 19, 2021

Updated On: Aug 26, 2021