Bridge Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia
Aug 10, 2022
Sep 10, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
The Fairfax, VA office of Dewberry is seeking a Bridge/Structural Engineer with at least 4 years of experience in bridge design. In this position you will work on a variety of bridge and civil structural design projects including design build projects. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your technical skills and work with a leadership team who will invest in your design or project management career path, we encourage you to apply to this job opening and start a conversation about a career at Dewberry.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Design bridges (steel plate girder, pre-stressed and reinforced concrete), foundations, box culverts, retaining walls, and a variety of civil transportation structures.
  • Apply structural design procedures to develop engineering calculations and details, perform geometric layout, and utilize computer aided drafting and design software.
  • Prepare and/or review drawings. quantity estimates, reports and specifications.
  • Assist in the training and mentoring of junior staff.
  • Bridge safety inspections on a limited basis. No more than 10% of time.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS in Civil Engineering. Master's degree is preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience in design of bridges. Light rail or railway bridges would be a plus.
  • FE required. A professional engineering license in the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software and Mathcad.
  • Proficiency using CADD (Microstation preferred).
  • Experience with the structural design software Leap Bridge, Merlin Dash, Descus, L-Pile/Group, and CSIBridge. (Experience in similar programs will be considered).
  • Familiarity with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and VDOT design standards.
  • Willingness to work on Design-Build projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform bridge safety inspections. NBIS certification would be a plus.
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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