Structural Engineer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington | US-VA-Tysons Corner | US-NC-Raleigh
Regular Full-Time
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VHB's Metro DC office is seeking a Structural Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate has the flexibility to work in a hybrid capacity from VHB's offices in Tysons VA, Washington DC, or Raleigh NC 

The Structural Designer/Engineer will be part of a design team supporting a variety of railroad, rail transit, and highway structures projects.  The candidate should have an interest in the structural aspects of transportation and/or railroad/rail transit industries and a desire to grow in the business.  Course work and/or any expertise or experience in structure design is a plus. 



  • Assist VHB team on high-profile projects like
    • Preliminary Engineering for the $2B Long Bridge railroad project between Arlington, VA and Washington, DC 
    • Final Design of VRE Crystal City Station in Arlington, VA 
    • Final Design of VRE L’Enfant Station in Washington, DC
    • Preliminary Engineering for CC2DCA multimodal bridge connection project in Arlington, VA 
    • Arlington County Metro Crystal City East Entrance Design-Build as well as several other high-profile transit and rail projects along the same corridor. 
  • Engineering efforts include supporting all aspects of project management, fieldwork, and design. 
  • Perform conceptual, preliminary, and final design of stations, bridges, retaining walls, and  vertical structures 
  • Perform bridge scoping studies and alternatives analyses
  • Drafting of project details and plans using MicroStation or AutoCAD software platforms
  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and project schedules
  • Prepare technical reports and analyses
  • Assist in the development of construction bid documents
  • Provide design support services during construction

Skills and Attributes 

  • Effective and comfortable in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently as well as on a team 
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality
  • Eager to learn and take on technical challenges


  • 1+ years of civil or structural engineering experience
  • BS in Civil Engineering (structural emphasis preferred)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and MathCAD
  • MicroStation or AutoCAD experience is a plus
  • Finite Element Modeling (FEM) software experience is a plus
  • EIT/EI preferred

Job Description Banner (June 2023)

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, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently 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 a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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