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TranSystems | Boston, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Req ID: 13401





TranSystems’ Boston office has a reputation for excellence and innovation in the design, inspection and evaluation of bridges; from simple to complex and short to long span. Our reputation has been earned through the performance of engineering services on landmark bridges throughout New England; and reinforced by the numerous state DOTs and agencies across the country for whom we perform engineering services.


The Boston office seeks a highly motivated Structural/Bridge Engineer with 8-10 years of experience to join our established transportation practice. This individual will work closely with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects, including bridge, roadway, traffic, rail, site, and public transit. It is expected that this person will function as a lead technical design engineer or project manager, will work independently, and will supervise work of less experienced engineers. TranSystems offers the opportunity to work on exciting and challenging projects in a unique and dynamic work environment. This candidate will be responsible for successful performance of structural design/analysis of bridges along with the preparation of construction documents, project specifications, and quantity/cost estimates.  


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from a 4-yr accredited college or university.
  • Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum of 8 years of related bridge design experience
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), and experience with engineering design packages such as AutoCAD (required), MicroStation (desirable), Staad.Pro, MathCAD, LUSAS and/or other structural analysis software systems.
  • No relocation assistance provided.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree (MCE / MSCE) in Structural Engineering
  • Strong background in the design of bridges for MassDOT and other local transportation agencies
  • Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and MassDOT Bridge Manual code requirements.
  • Design-Build experience is a plus
  • Local candidates


General Duties & Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

1.Prepares or preferably directs the preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules and designs for difficult projects.

  1. Receives instructions from Senior Project Managers as to the general results expected.

3. Reviews project design for general compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.

  1. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.
  2. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.

6. Shows understanding of team management, develops project scope of work, estimating manpower needs, prepare CPM schedules and tracks project progress. 

  1. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  2. Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.


Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

Travel requirements:  Up to 10%

TranSystems Corporation - Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities - that's our focus. From infrastructure and facility design to computer simulation and economic impact analysis to finding alternative financing solutions for transportation projects - we do it. Our transportation specialists, located in offices across the nation, are unparalleled in the knowledge of the movement of freight and people, and unmatched in technical and managerial services. We provide full-scale professional services to both public and private sector transportation clients. Plans, designs and directs components of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.

TranSystems is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

About TranSystems

TranSystems is focused exclusively on the vital transportation component of the economy. Our passion is to bring solutions directly to each client in each of the market sectors. Our technical depth within each sector is matched by our consulting expertise delivered across all sectors: » Architecture, Engineering and Planning » Management and Supply Chain Consulting » Real Estate Consulting » Security TranSystems' Favorite Charity Roars into Town. Racing for Kids Drives its Message Home. MORE

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