Structural Engineer-Bridge and Waterfront

Are you a highly motivated civil-structural design engineer seeking a career opportunity where your talents are valued and encouraged to grow while working on interesting and exciting projects that you can see visit and use? PND's Anchorage office is seeking an entry to mid-level engineer interested in focusing on bridge and waterfront/marine structural design work. This role requires an energetic, positive individual with strong technical skills and ability to work closely and collaboratively with other engineers and a variety of clients developing calculations, drawings, specifications, and cost estimates for various projects. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Determine structural loads, perform structural calculations, analysis and design of bridge and waterfront structures such as:
    • Bridges (vehicle and pedestrian), gangways and trestles
    • Marine Terminals
    • Harbors/marinas
    • Mooring and berthing structures
    • Piers, wharves, bulkheads and quays
    • Breakwaters and shore protection structures
  • Assist in the development of construction drawings in AutoCAD.
  • Inspect and perform condition assessments of existing structures and develop well written technical engineering reports in MS Word describing the methods of investigation, observations, and recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers and technicians in the office and other offices to perform work in other related fields such as, site-civil design, surveying, environmental engineering, and permitting.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering school.
  • Structural analysis software (RISA 3D, SAP, etc.) and AutoCAD experience.
  • Proven team player with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and ability to think and perform work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to perform any and all tasks including design, site assessments, inspections, marketing, and administrative duties.
  • Completed college coursework should include statics, dynamics, and mechanics of materials, determinate and indeterminate structural analysis, soils analysis, foundation design, steel design, concrete design, and preferably timber design and technical writing.
  • Knowledge of structural loads, load paths, relevant design codes/standards, specifications, contract documents, and constructability.
  • Experience designing structures utilizing structural steel, wood, concrete and masonry materials.
  • Strong communication skills - technical writing and oral communication skills in English necessary to communicate with clients, coworkers, and contractors.
  • Strong desire and self-motivated to continue learning in areas of structural design, advances in knowledge of material behavior and design of materials.
  • Willingness to travel within the U.S. or any worldwide site on an occasional basis.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license, good driving record, and vehicle insurance.
  • Legal authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. without need for sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis from an ABET-accredited school
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Knowledge and practical experience in construction
  • Alaska Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Structural Engineer (S.E.) license.
  • Alaskan resident with strong ties to the state.

When you join PND Engineers, you become part of one of the country’s premier civil/structural consulting engineering firms. Now in our 42nd year of operations, we are a young firm, and we will retain the perspective of a young company as we continually adapt and innovate to meet our clients’ changing needs in an evolving market.  Join our focused, ambitious, and energetic team of just over 100 across several offices in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and Texas. PND offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including overtime premium, discretionary bonuses, and outstanding profit sharing retirement plan.  

Anchorage, AK

18 day(s) ago

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