Bridge EIT/Designer
Lansing, MI  / Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

About Us

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 way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

HDR is a nationally recognized company that consistently ranks among top national recognized firms, including #3 in Top 20 Bridge firms by Engineering News-Record. Our HDR Lansing, Michigan office is currently seeking a Bridge EIT/Designer with an interest and orientation toward highway bridges to join our team of Transportation Professionals. The Bridge EIT will perform assignments under the direct supervision of a Professional Engineer in support of bridge design and inspection projects. Tasks may include performing standard bridge engineering/design procedures, developing structural details using specialized software (MicroStation, Mathcad, LARSA or various concrete and steel design or analysis programs), bridge inspection, performing structural load rating calculations as well as assisting with geometric layout and bridge type studies. Some CADD plan production may also be required. This person may be assigned to serve on larger bridge projects nationally and may include mega alternate delivery projects.

In the role of Bridge EIT/Designer, we'll count on you to:

  • Conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations and assist in the preparation of cost estimates and specifications for structural engineering projects
  • Perform routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures
  • Work independently on small projects or assist more senior engineers on larger projects
  • Give direction to clerical and technical personnel as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or similiar field
  • Experience with MS Office, Mathcad, AutoCAD or MicroStation, Finite Element Analysis software
  • Strong understanding of structural analysis and mechanics of materials.
  • Good communication skills and willing to work in a team environment
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Structural Engineering
  • Familiarity with MIDAS, STAAD, or LARSA or other general structural analysis programs as well as OpenBridge Designer, MDX, AASHTOWare BrR and other structural design programs is a plus.
  • Experience in bridge/structural design
  • Familiarity with Michigan DOT standards and policies.
  • EIT certification strongly preferred. Candidates hired without their EIT will have the title of "Designer" and will be expected to obtain their EIT for career progression

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-Michigan-Lansing
Other Locations: United States-Michigan-Ann Arbor
Industry: Highway + Road
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures
Job Posting: Feb 3, 2023

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
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