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GRAEF Structural Bridge Engineer P4 in Chicago, Illinois

GRAEF, a leading U.S. consulting firm, has been providing exceptional careers and quality engineering, planning and design services to our clients since 1961. We recognize that the best workplaces are filled with technically excellent, innovative, creative, and highly motivated people and are proud to be named a 2023 Top Workplace.

GRAEF is more than just a business. We are a committed employer and community member. We invest in our employees as we do our clients, providing a challenging and rewarding environment where you can grow both personally and professionally. GRAEF values exciting work and lasting relationships; we embody values that speak to loyalty, service, quality and integrity; and we strive to grow with these ideas leading the way. We’re looking for people who agree that in addition to technical excellence, it’s all about relationships!

As our Bridge team continues to grow, we have a new opportunity for a technical Bridge Engineer in our Chicago O’Hare office. Remote work opportunities may also be considered. The ideal candidate will work as part of a talented experienced team to design bridges and other roadway structures. This position offers numerous project challenges and an opportunity to become part of a well-established technical group.

As a Bridge Engineer at GRAEF, enjoy responsibilities like:

  • Leading the design and preparation of plans, specifications and estimates for bridges per IDOT and Tollway requirements.

  • Working closely with professional engineers to perform structural analysis and design with a concentration on Illinois Highway and Tollway structures.

  • Reviewing of shop drawings and structural inspection of bridges and highway structures.

  • Leading design meetings and coordinate with team members.

  • Mentoring, training and developing junior staff.

    To be considered for our Structural Bridge Engineer position, we are seeking candidates who meet the following basic qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering with Structural emphasis in course work (such as Reinforced Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete Design, and Steel Design courses.) Master's degree is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5 years of practical experience in the structural design of bridges using IDOT standards. Candidates with greater experience are encouraged to apply as well. CDOT and Tollway experience is a plus.

  • Bridge inspection experience and qualification as per FHWA.

  • Strong knowledge of structural analysis and design programs preferred. Working knowledge of MicroStation programs.

  • Registration as a PE in IL is required.

  • Registration as an SE in IL required or ability to obtain within one year of employment.

  • Previous business development and project management experience is a plus.

    Why GRAEF? We are proud to offer you a complete benefit package to include:

  • Relocation Assistance

  • Training, Mentorship, and Leadership Development Programs

  • A team atmosphere dedicated to open communication and collaboration

  • Flexible Hours/Hybrid Schedule

  • Embed yourself in the community by participating in numerous outside activities that GRAEF endorses and support

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Flexible Spending Plans

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Casual Dress

    An Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer - Disabled/Vets