Senior Structural Bridge Engineer

Job Locations US-CT-Wethersfield | US-RI-Providence | US-MA-Springfield
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Senior Structural Bridge Engineer | Wethersfield, CT


VHB is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer to join the dynamic and growing Structures group in our Wethersfield, CT office. In this position, you would serve in a lead role in the planning, analysis, design, and detailing of bridge and other transportation related structural projects, as well as helping to lead and mentor our technical staff. Learn more about our Structures practice at VHB: Bridge and Structures Engineering | VHB



  • Manages, develops, organizes, and implements structural planning, analysis, preliminary and final design document preparation for bridge-focused transportation projects
  • Prepares proposals and/or contracts; Participates in project decisions regarding technical approach, costs, and scheduling
  • Responsible for client relationships, visibility, and business development
  • Directs and mentors team members in the development of design plans, technical oversight, specifications, design calculations, load ratings, cost estimates, reports, final bid packages, etc.
  • Project management/task management
  • Reviews plans, specifications, reports, and analyses to meet scope, schedule, cost, and quality requirements

Skills and Attributes

  • Extensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures in structural engineering
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal presentations and technical writing
  • Team oriented with strong capability to work independently
  • Robust technical and critical thinking skills
  • Detail oriented and quality focused
  • Strong project management skills
  • Motivated to lead and mentor others
  • Knowledge of structural engineering software (AASHTOWare, LARSA 4D, MDX, SP Column, MerlinDASH, Mathcad)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley OpenBridge, MicroStation v8 and Connect experience is a strong plus


  • 11-15 years of professional experience in structural bridge design, construction phasing, and complex bridge projects required
  • 15+ years preferred
  • BS in Civil Engineering (structural emphasis preferred) (1-2 years of experience can be substituted for a master's degree)
  • PE license required
  • Experience completing transportation studies, design reports, final design documents and developing contract plans, in conformity with accepted engineering standards and procedures including AASHTO & DOT
  • Independent experience developing bridge design and detailing (steel, concrete, prestressed concrete), and seismic analysis

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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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