Position Description

Bridge / Structural Engineer
Job Code 3103
Employment Type REG
DEA Location Utah, Salt Lake City
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Our Salt Lake City, UT office is hiring for a Bridge / Structural Engineer to support transportation related projects.  A successful candidate will have experience with bridge design practices and application of seismic design criteria.  In this role you will perform structural analyses and develop design calculations using AASHTO and other design codes for different bridge, transportation and transit structural systems. Additionally, a successful candidate will have knowledge of bridge load rating practices, bridge field inspection and reporting practices. Typical projects will include a variety of timber, concrete, and steel bridges; along with overhead sign structures, retaining walls and sound walls. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing information for use in project documents
  • Assist or lead bridge projects by creating concept reports, and Type, Size and Location reports
  • Assist or lead  the development of engineering calculations utilizing spreadsheets and various analysis and design software packages
  • Assist or lead the development of engineering drawing details
  • Developing engineering quantity and cost estimates
  • Assist or lead with the development of project specifications
  • Review contractor submittals during construction
  • Perform condition inspections of existing bridges
  • Generate and editing bridge inspection reports
  • Assist or lead bridge rehabilitation and maintenance projects


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Minimum 8 years of applicable bridge and seismic design experience
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States
  • Proficiency in other current structural design software applications, with an emphasis on bridge design software, such as SAP2000, LARSA 4D, PG Super, Conspan or LPile
  • Proficiency with MathCAD
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, with a heavy emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Knowledgeable in drafting software application such as Microstation, AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Physically able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team oriented environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of UDOT
  • Utah State Structural Engineering (SE) license
  • Knowledge of AASHTO and representative state DOT bridge design standards
  • Proficiency in drafting software applications such as Microstation and AutoCAD



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Vacation/Sick/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule


Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today’s transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow’s growth.  Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on four markets; Bridges and Structures, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, and Construction Engineering.

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DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.