Senior Bridge Engineer
New York, NY 
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At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best

HDR-NY is seeking to hire a Senior Bridge Engineer to work on bridge projects. The primary duties of the Senior Bridge Engineer will include providing technical leadership and direction to a team of bridge designers to produce technical solutions and designs on various bridge projects. The position will include providing technical direction to produce design criteria, design plans, design calculations, and specifications. The Senior Bridge Engineer will be responsible for ensuring that the team completes the necessary analysis, design, and calculations required to substantiate the contract documents produced for any given project. It will be expected that the candidate be a team player ready to mentor bridge staff and to help grow the technical performance of the overall group. The Senior Bridge Engineer shall be well versed in both local and national bridge codes as well as involved in industry organizations in order to build the technical knowledge base of the group. The Senior Bridge Engineer shall also have experience in managing projects which includes managing project scope, schedule, staffing, and budget as well experience in effectively communicating with clients.

In the role of Senior Bridge Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Lead a team to conduct analyses, develop design solutions, and lead the preparation of design drawings, calculations, and specifications for bridge engineering projects.
  • Perform engineering designs requiring application of standard and advanced techniques and procedures as well as bringing in past industry experience to strengthen the team to deliver excellent technical work.
  • Perform quality control reviews of the design work being performed by the design team.
  • Work independently on small technical engineering projects or lead a team of junior and mid-level engineers on larger technical projects.
  • Responsible for the technical development of bridge projects from inception to completion.
  • Aid in the preparation of technical proposals.
  • Provide technical mentorship and development to younger staff.
  • Represent HDR at industry technical seminars.
  • Project management: Managing scope, schedule, staffing, budget, etc.

Keyword(s): Senior Bridge Engineer, *LI-MP1


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License.
  • 10+ years of experience working in the bridge industry.
  • Experience working in a team environment providing technical direction to a design team on minor and major bridge projects.
  • Microsoft Office, AutoCAD/Microstation and either Larsa 4D Bridge Plus or SAP 2000 are required
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state of NY and/or NJ.
  • Experience with FB MultiPier and/or Leap Bridge Enterprise would be a plus.
  • Strong preference given to local candidates with local experience.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Industry: Bridges
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures
Job Posting: Jul 21, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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