Entry-Level Structural Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Watertown
Regular Full-Time


VHB’s Watertown, MA office is seeking an entry-level Structural Engineer to join the Structures team within our Transportation practice.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help grow our practice in southern New England with the support and resources of an established transportation firm.

About Us

WE ARE VHB—a passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

Structural Engineer | Watertown, MA


  • Participate in the conceptual/final design of bridges, retaining walls, and other structural elements
  • Participate in bridge inspections and assist in the development of load capacity ratings
  • Assist with drafting of project details and plans using MicroStation and AutoCAD
  • Calculate quantities and develop construction cost estimates
  • Help develop and prepare contract documents and specifications

Skills and Abilities

  • Effective and comfortable in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Strong technical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to take responsibility
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality
  • Eager to learn and take on technical challenges


  • BS in Civil Engineering (structural emphasis), MS preferred
  • 0-2 years of structural engineering experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and MathCAD
  • AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is a strong plus
  • Additional structural analysis and design software experience is a plus
  • 3D modeling software experience is a plus

Please submit applications online. 


New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.




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