Entry-Level Structural Designer

Job Locations US-CT-Wethersfield
Regular Full-Time
Career Stage Type
Entry level
# of Openings



VHB is seeking a Structural Designer to join the Connecticut Structures & Bridge team within our Transportation practice.



  • Perform conceptual, preliminary, and final design of bridges, retaining walls, and simple vertical structures including traffic sign and signal supports
  • Perform bridge inspections and load capacity ratings
  • Perform bridge scoping studies and alternatives analyses
  • Drafting of project details and plans using MicroStation software platforms
  • Calculate construction item quantities and cost estimates
  • Develop construction contract documents and specifications

Skills and Attributes

  • 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)
  • 0-1 years of experience

Hiring Salary Range - $72,000 - $76,000. However, the final agreed-upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, and experience.

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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