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Bridge Engineer

Company: KMA Human Resources Consulting LLC
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Bridge Engineer / Fair Dermody Consulting Engineers / Portland, Maine

Fair Dermody Consulting Engineers (FDCE) is hiring an experienced Bridge Engineer to bring knowledge of bridge repair/rehabilitation to their small but growing Maine-based firm that specializes in railroad bridge work. While the preference is to have someone work from their dog-friendly office in beautiful Portland, Maine, FDCE will consider candidates from the East Coast who can work remotely and easily travel to client sites.

Requirements of the Bridge Engineer:

BS in Civil Engineering with a structural engineering emphasis from an ABET/EAC-accredited program.

PE License in any state.
Minimum 6 years of structural engineering experience, preferably in railroad bridge work. Consideration will be given to candidates who bring 6 years of experience in a combination of railroad and highway bridge engineering.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship. FDCE is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.
Ability to perform complex analysis and design of bridge structures (concrete, steel, timber).
Extensive knowledge of bridge rehabilitation and design practices.

Extensive knowledge of AREMA and industry standards.
Ability to independently evaluate, select, and adapt standard engineering techniques.
Strong experience with Microsoft Office, AutoCAD LT, and RISA 3D (other structural analysis software will be accepted).
Excellent problem solving and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact effectively with co-workers, clients, contractors, agencies, and the public.

Must be willing to travel to project/work sites as necessary (less than 15% of time expected). Work is primarily in the Eastern US and most travel will include 1-2 overnights.
Physical requirements include the ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at heights; ability to navigate into confined spaces as necessary.

Benefits of the Job:

FDCE provides a competitive total compensation package that includes base salary, bonus, and generous contributions to your retirement plan.
Salary range starts at $105,000. Offer will be dependent on experience.

Annual bonus based on performance and company profit.
Retirement savings plan (SEP IRA) that has historically contributed 12-15% of the employee's salary into an account that is owned and controlled by the employee.
Medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. Employee coverage is 100% funded by FDCE.
12 paid floating holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
Paid time off includes 15 days of vacation and 5 flex days to use at the employee's discretion; available time increases with tenure in the company.

Paid Parental leave.
Reimbursement for cell phone plan.
Reimbursement of professional membership fees and professional development courses.
Reimbursement for travelling to and attending professional society events and committee meetings.
Wellness incentives.

For in-office employee: Laid-back, dog friendly office environment; flexible hybrid work schedule arrangements if desired.

Responsibilities of the Bridge Engineer:

Manage multiple small to medium railroad bridge engineering projects ensuring appropriate resource management to complete projects on time and on budget.
Ability to perform on-site inspections, gather field measurements, classify defects, and determine required repairs.

Interpret inspection reports and historic plans for scope and repair development.
Develop project scope, schedule, budget estimates, and proposals.
Perform design calculations for steel, concrete, and timber railroad structures.
Effectively delegate to staff and oversee and mentor to support their technical and professional growth and knowledge.
Assemble complete plans, technical specifications, and contract documents for bridge design and rehabilitation projects.

Work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
Maintain, improve, and develop company standards.
Maintain and develop client relationships.
Coordinate and review work performed by sub-consultants.

Fair Dermody Consulting Engineers, Inc. (FDCE) is a small, dynamic firm that specializes in providing cost-effective solutions to meet the unique demands of the freight railroad industry with a concentration in structural engineering. Whether the task requires an innovative or a common-sense solution, our team of experts combines extensive technical knowledge with a passion for delivering quality results. We have built a reputation for excellence in the design, analysis, and rehabilitation of railroad structures of all ages and types. Our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible service so that they can continue to operate safely and efficiently, from project conception to completion.


FDCE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: KMA Human Resources Consulting LLC, Boston , Bridge Engineer, Engineering , Boston, Massachusetts

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