• Senior Structural Engineer (SE)

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., is currently seeking a motivated team player to fulfill the role of Senior Structural Engineer. The position will be based in our Chicago, IL office.


    Wood Chicago is a leader in the Transportation industry, serving federal, state, and local DOT's. Wood has key contracts in place and a strong project portfolio presenting opportunities for rapid expansion of this practice. The Chicago Structural Engineering team also supports other offices throughout North America, working not only on Transportation projects, but other Structural related disciplines as well. These disciplines include small building analysis/design, and a variety of miscellaneous structures supporting our Power, Industrial and Rail Clients. We are looking for an experienced Structural Engineer who can lead a design team, serving as an Engineer of Record, as well as mentor younger staff. An Illinois Structural Engineer’s license is required.


    Our team is known for innovation and outstanding customer service and will continue to build on these values. This is a unique opportunity offering technical challenges, project leadership and potential for growth within a large, diverse, and dynamic firm offering solutions to local and international clients.


    Key Responsibilities


    • Perform analyses for complex engineering projects
    • Design of highway bridges incorporating applicable State DOT practices and AASHTO LRFD Specifications
    • Design of railroad bridges incorporating AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering practices (as needed)
    • Support the Bridge Group in executing projects of varying sizes and complexities including bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and pedestrian structures
    • Develop and review preliminary and detailed engineering plans for new bridges, bridge rehabilitation design for existing bridges, and detailed design for new bridge structures; develop bridge construction plans and specifications
    • Perform bridge evaluations including inspections and load ratings; if NBIS certified
    • Use of advanced bridge analysis/design software such as LEAP Enterprise, MDX, etc.
    • Prepare engineering computations, material quantity takeoffs, and cost estimates
    • Support bridge inspection assignments (as needed)
    • Maintain client relationships to further establish Wood’s presence in the field of bridge engineering field
    • Mentor and provide assistance in the support and development of junior Bridge Group staff
    • Support the Bridge Group manager as well as the broader Transportation Infrastructure Group with proposal and miscellaneous technical efforts
    • Previous experience as a Project Manager is a plus but is not required

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Structural focused) is required; A Master’s degree or higher will be considered a plus
    • Registration as an Illinois Structural Engineer (SE) is required
    • Professional registration in other states will be considered a plus
    • Previous experience with Illinois DOT and Illinois Tollway projects preferred
    • Sound understanding of the LRFD Highway Bridge Design Code (AASHTO)
    • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills
    • Communication skills and problem-solving ability is essential in your work with multi-disciplinary team members and clients; a strong work ethic is required
    • Experience in small building analysis/design is a plus
    • Experience in the design/analysis of other miscellaneous structural elements in support of industrial facilities is a plus
    • Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, with an ability to work effectively in a team environment with minimum supervision and high personal standards for quality control
    • Demonstrate strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and have a flexible approach to work assignments

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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