Position Description

Bridge Project Manager
Job Code 4611
Employment Type REG
Location Search Salem, Oregon
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DEA’s Salem, OR office is looking for a Bridge Project Manager to participate in Project Management and Business Development activities for our Salem, Oregon Bridges and Structures group. A successful candidate will lead project teams in the preparation of Planning Studies, Structure Type Selection Reports, final design, and production of plans, specifications, and estimates. 

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Manage projects to ensure excellence in project execution for on-time, on-budget deliverables of quality that meet, or exceed the industry’s standard of care.
  • Review engineering documents and deliverables for compliance with contractual requirements as part of DEA’s Quality Management requirements.
  • Adhere to firmwide tools, processes, and policies including project accounting (set up, budgeting, etc.), contracting, and quality requirements.
  • Communicate client’s needs to project teams.
  • Develop connections with clients.
  • Support business development and pursuit efforts.
  • Participate in client and project development teams.
  • Serve as a pursuit champion on identified projects.
  • Provide design leadership, design guidance and mentorship to staff and junior engineers.
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and workload balancing for assigned projects and staff considering available resources, staff skill sets, and career development opportunities.
  • Attract, develop, and retain key talent; set expectations; manage performance, reward top performance, and correct poor performance.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • 10+ years of bridge engineering and related experience
  • 2+ years of related project management experience on local agency, or Department of Transportation projects
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the United States with the ability to obtain Oregon license in 6 months
  • Knowledge of AASHTO and Oregon Department of Transportation bridge design standards
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team-oriented environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and clear motor vehicle report


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Design and project management experience working with local agencies in the Salem, OR region, or with the Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals


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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