Position Description

Bridge Engineer - Task Lead
Job Code 3181
Employment Type REG
Location Search Portland, Oregon
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Our Portland, OR office is hiring for a Bridge Engineer – Task Lead to support transportation related projects.  A successful candidate will have experience with bridge design practices and application of seismic design criteria.  In this role, you will perform structural analyses and develop design calculations using AASHTO and other design codes for different bridge, transportation and transit structural systems. Additionally, a successful candidate will have knowledge of bridge load rating practices, bridge field inspection and reporting practices. Typical projects will include a variety of timber, concrete, and steel bridges; along with overhead sign structures, retaining walls and sound walls. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing information for use in project documents
  • Assisting or leading bridge projects by creating concept reports, and Type, Size and Location reports
  • Assisting or leading  the development of engineering calculations utilizing spreadsheets and various analysis and design software packages
  • Assisting or leading the development of engineering drawing details
  • Developing engineering quantity and cost estimates
  • Assisting or leading with the development of project specifications
  • Reviewing contractor submittals during construction
  • Performing condition inspections of existing bridges
  • Generating and editing bridge inspection reports
  • Assisting or leading bridge rehabilitation and maintenance projects


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of applicable bridge and seismic design experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States
  • Proficiency in other current structural design software applications, with an emphasis on bridge design software, such as SAP2000, Midas Civil, LARSA 4D, PG Super, Conspan and/or LPile
  • Proficiency with MathCAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Knowledgeable in drafting software application such as Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team oriented environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Oregon
  • Knowledge of AASHTO and representative state DOT bridge design standards
  • Proficiency in drafting software applications such as Microstation and AutoCAD
  • Experience with bridge inspection and management platforms such as AASHTOWare BrM or Bentley InspectTech
  • Successful completion of NHI 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges and NHI 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges
  • 4 years of bridge inspection experience



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule


Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today’s transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow’s growth.  Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on four markets; Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, and Construction Engineering.

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