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Professional Bridge Engineer
  Detroit, MI  

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Estudios mínimos:

BS in Civil Engineering

Minimum Experience:

20 + years

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Professional Bridge Engineer

Detroit, MI

Position Description:

We are looking for a Professional Bridge Engineer to join our Transportation team to improve infrastructure in our Detroit office. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering, a minimum of twenty years of related structural design experience, a Michigan PE license and a current NHI Bridge Inspection certification. Familiarity with structural analysis and design software is essential while experience in preparing MDOT Local Agency bridge design packages is a plus. Software experience with AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Civil 3D as well as AASHTO and MDOT design standards are preferred. Excellent technical writing, organization and communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated and able to work well with others. A flexible hybrid-remote work schedule is available after 90 days of employment. Other office locations are available for this position. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Lead efforts in complex bridge design and management for our growing organization
  • Lead efforts on proposals, marketing, project reports and technical presentations
  • Manage and design civil projects that include bridges, culverts, earth retaining structures and other underground structures along with miscellaneous infrastructure improvement designs
  • Interact with other civil engineering disciplines during design
  • Prepare design reports and construction plans using local, state, and federal standards
  • Prepare specifications and permit submittals
  • Prepare project cost estimates and evaluate quantities
  • Prepare project status and other reports
  • Conduct bridge inspections and bridge scoping as needed
  • Assist with/review scope, budget, and schedule of new project tasks
  • Review plans and specifications
  • Monitor task budget and progress
  • Document design changes and communications
  • Participate in Professional Organizations to further visibility in the complex structural design industry
  • Attend client, public, project, and staff meetings including: client progress, plan review, pre-construction, etc.
  • Maintain excellent client relations
  • Maintain a safe working environment


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering is required


  • 20+ years of related experience required
  • Michigan PE license required
  • Current NHI Bridge Inspection certification
  • AutoCAD, MicroStation, and Civil 3D as well as AASHTO and MDOT design standards are preferred
  • Experience with MDOT Local Agency bridge design packages is a plus


About Wade Trim:

Wade Trim is committed to maximizing the value of infrastructure investments. We've been solving complex engineering challenges for nearly a century. We customize our work approach to fit each project using a collaborative, friendly style to deliver solutions our clients can stand behind.

Our supportive culture recognizes and strives to fulfill collective client, company, and individual needs. Mentoring and building skills of Wade Trim staff is a priority. Frequent interaction among staff is encouraged, company leadership is easily accessible, and opportunities are provided for staff to help shape the firm's future through strategic planning. Work/life balance is supported through a flexible, hybrid work schedule that brings team members together in the office at least two days a week and connects them virtually when working from home.

To solve our clients' toughest challenges, we've devoted ourselves to delivering innovative solutions. Our Office of Applied Technology (OAT) is dedicated to seeking new technologies or ways to apply existing technologies to enhance value to our clients and positively impact communities. All staff are encouraged to share ideas and suggestions for innovative technologies or processes to adopt. This open-minded approach enables us to advance technology, foster innovation, and stay ahead of our clients' needs.

Wade Trim's success is shared by the employees that make it happen. Since our beginning, our firm has been 100% employee owned. This cultivates an ownership mindset that benefits our work approach, collaborative culture, and ability to deliver client solutions. We believe employee ownership drives the sustainability and growth of our firm and provides all our employees with opportunities for financial success.

What We Offer:

Our excellent salary and benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, education reimbursement, 401(k), performance bonuses, and an employee stock program. Employee Resource Groups and Programs offered include the Young Professionals Group, Women at Wade Trim, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professional Development, Leadership Development, Rotation Program, Mentor Program, Sustainability Program, and Wellness Program.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in a friendly environment, please submit your resume by visiting the Careers section of our website at and reference job number 2002.

Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Wade Trim is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer