Lead Structural Engineer

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Lead Structural Engineer. This role can sit in any of our New England offices: Merrimack, NH/ Boston, MA/ Providence, RI/ Glastonbury, CT/ Portland, ME . Be involved in projects with our Structures Transportation Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Provides high level technical assistance and guidance for multi-site/phase due diligence, investigation, remediation, improvement, and/or construction of building and infrastructure projects in the public and private sector. Tasks include the research, design, concept development, planning, and construction of load-bearing structures or structural elements, such as buildings bridges, roadways, and mechanical structures. Substantiates reports and documentation to advise on material, installation, design, and construction specifications. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural soundness, and functionality.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

+ Perform professional structural engineering work and lead Bridge Design tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

+ Preparation of contract drawings and specifications.

+ Preparation of design calculations for medium and long span bridge replacement projects.

+ Perform complex structural analysis.

+ Perform load rating analysis and evaluation of existing structures for repairs/retrofits.

+ Strong knowledge with structural analysis software and CADD (AutoCAD and/or Microstation).

+ Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, architects, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects, assist with laying out installations, establishing reference points/elevations/grades to guide construction, selecting appropriate materials to ensure durability, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.

+ Provide guidance and training to entry-level engineers.

+ Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

+ Remain current in latest structural engineering techniques and practices.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.

+ 7 to 10 years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural or bride transportation projects.

+ Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).

+ Proficient knowledge of structural engineering principles, practices, process, design/build, and the application to project work-related issues.

+ Experience with infrastructure planning, design, and construction management; including active involvement in a variety of rehabilitation and new design projects.

+ Proficiency with MassDOT, MBTA, ConnDOT, MaineDOT, RIDOT, VTrans and/or NHDOT standards, specifications and procedures.

+ Proficiency with pertinent New England Agency standards, specifications and procedures.

+ Hands on experience with structural analysis software and CADD (AutoCAD and/or MicroStation).

+ Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

+ Strong technical writing, analytical and communication skills.

+ Detail-oriented with an emphasis on quality work products.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Master’s degree in Structural Engineering.

+ BIM software capabilities.

+ Working knowledge of AASHTOWare BrR software.

+ Active in Professional Societies.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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Job Posting: JC261411265

Posted On: Jun 16, 2024

Updated On: Jul 23, 2024

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