Bridge Design Engineer

Job Description

OTHON, INC. is currently seeking a Bridge Design Engineer for immediate employment at the Houston, TX location. We are looking for a self-motivated, aggressively enterprising individual wanting to expand their career opportunities within a growing consulting engineering firm. The qualified applicant will be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas with experience in structural engineering as applied to highway bridges and other related highway structures.

The applicant will perform the following tasks:

  • provide detailed design calculations in support of signed and sealed plan sheets

  • provide preliminary layouts, specifications, bill of quantities and final plan sheets

  • prepare written bridge type selection reports

  • review the work of other engineers

  • train and mentor less experienced engineers

  • supervise and review the work of CAD drafting technicians

  • work closely with other disciplines within the company

The Bridge Design Engineer will report to and be under the supervision of the Chief Structural Engineer.

 

Minimum Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis on structures preferred) from an ABET accredited institution

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas

  • 10+ years of experience in the design of highway bridges

  • Experience with Texas Department of Transportation design and plan development

  • Working knowledge of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications

  • Working knowledge of MicroStation drafting software

  • Working knowledge of TxDOT design software such as BGS (Bridge Geometry System) and PGSUPER

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis on structures) from an ABET accredited institution

  • Ability to attain reciprocity in other states for professional licensing

  • Working knowledge of Midas Civil design software

  • Working knowledge of VBent substructure design software

  • Working knowledge of GEOPAK