Senior Structural Engineer – Vertical design

Job Locations US-MA-Watertown | US-MA-Boston
Regular Full-Time


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About the Position

Senior Structural Engineer – Vertical design

In this position, you would serve an important lead role in the planning, analysis, design, and detailing of new building structures and existing building renovation, with a current focus on transportation-related buildings such as rail and transit stations, parking facilities, and highway and railroad overbuilds.  The ideal candidate should possess a “can-do” attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work independently as well as with a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, and fun environment. The position includes significant opportunities for personal and professional development and growth within VHB’s emerging building design practice.



  • Project scoping and development
  • Preliminary and final structural design
  • Supervising and mentoring younger staff
  • Technical oversight and review
  • Monitoring of project budgets and schedules
  • Some project management and business development efforts

Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess strong technical skills with knowledge of various building structural systems
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proactive and self-motived, with excellent attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with a team of staff working remotely
  • Enthusiasm to learn, seek out opportunities, and take responsibility
  • Motivated to mentor junior staff
  • Strong organizational and time management skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, MSCE preferred
  • 11-15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in the structural analysis and design of buildings and facilities,
  • Licensed professional engineer required, SE a strong plus
  • Proficient in the use of structural engineering and BIM software such as, RAM Steel, Tekla, LARSA, MathCAD, Revit, and AutoCAD
  • Demonstrated success in completing structural designs and developing contract plans in conformance with accepted engineering standards and procedures for public and private clients
  • Past business development success and industry relationships a plus
  • Experience with renovations and new construction

WE ARE VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

  • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A focus on learning and development
  • Flexible, hybrid workplace

It’s not surprising that 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!


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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