Bridge Design Engineer at TranSystems Corporation

Posted in Architecture 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Job Description:

We are excited to share once again TranSystems has been recognized as a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record in 2022.   For more than 50 years, TranSystems has committed to a mission of performing engineering and architectural planning, design, and construction solution services in a manner that is both safe and in compliance with all applicable regulatory and client requirements.  At TranSystems, we have established and continue to nurture a culture that is committed to providing quality services for our clients.  We’re looking for top talent to grow with our firm.


What you'll be challenged to do:

Our Kansas City office is looking for a Structural Engineer to work with our staff of registered Professional Engineers for bridge design and inspection, plans preparation, and load rating analysis. The design tasks will be completed using AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, and State Design guidelines.

General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Bridge Design, contract plans preparation and specifications requiring quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets and schedules

  • Developing and analyzing design options

  • Maintaining organized design calculation and project data

  • Performing load ratings analysis

  • Calculation of quantities and development of cost estimates

  • The position may require the engineer to take part in bridge inspection assignments as an Inspection Team Member and prepare bridge inspection reports documenting inspection findings.

  • Office support for construction support services

  • Work with contractor or other consultants to develop demolition and erection plans, temporary sheeting, cofferdam designs, and temporary supports

  • Review shop drawing submittals. Organize submittals and address questions from contractors during the construction phases of structures.


What you bring to our firm:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/structural engineering

  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Office Suite

  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.

  • Actively advocates for full inclusion in the workplace, fostering an environment that welcomes diversity and values equity for all employees, partners, clients, and the communities that TranSystems serves.

What we’d prefer for you to bring to our firm:

  • Master degree in civil/structural engineering

  • EIT or EI license

  • Experience with Bentley MicroStation and/or AutoCAD

  • Experience in new bridge design, bridge rehabilitation, and/or inspection of bridges

  • Experience with common commercial structural software.

  • Experience with movable bridges

  • Experience with rail bridges

  • Experience with MODOT or KDOT and design build

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

TranSystems is proud to be an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).


As the employer of choice, we are committed to action and strive for a company that reflects the vast diversity of our country and the communities we serve. TranSystems is committed to embracing diversity in all forms, including race, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, thought and religious background. We acknowledge the impacts of prejudice and discrimination on historically underserved communities. We commit to establishing a more diverse, inclusive and positive work environment that drives innovation.

Recruiters or staffing agencies: TranSystems is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate, their resume, or profile to a TranSystems employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.

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