Structural Engineer/Team Leader - Ft. Worth Job

Req ID: 15621

TranSystems Corporation - Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities - that's our focus. From infrastructure and facility design to computer simulation and economic impact analysis to finding alternative financing solutions for transportation projects - we do it. Our transportation specialists, located in offices across the nation, are unparalleled in the knowledge of the movement of freight and people, and unmatched in technical and managerial services. We provide full-scale professional services to both public and private sector transportation clients. Plans, designs and directs components of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.

TranSystems’ Fort Worth office has an opportunity for a Bridge Inspection Team Leader in our growing office. Projects include routine bridge inspections, fracture critical bridge inspections, special bridge inspections, bridge load ratings, new structure design, as well as the inspection and rehabilitation or repair of existing structures for both roadways and railroads. Candidates will be responsible for leading field structure inspections, leading structural design tasks on projects, monitoring and adhering to budgets and schedules, performing QC or QA reviews, and working with other staff in completing projects. Applicants must possess strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to travel for projects site visits, the ability to work in the field conducting bridge inspections up to 50% of the time and must be able to work well in a team environment on multi-disciplinary projects.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering 
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in the civil/structural design, inspections, rehabilitation and evaluation of bridges along with the preparation of load ratings, construction documents, and specifications and estimates
  • Professional Engineer (civil) or Structural Engineer license in the state of Texas (or other state with the ability to become licensed in Texas through comity or reciprocity within 6 months) 
  • Successful completion of NHI Course 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, and are current in the state of Texas on NHI Course 130053A Bridge Inspection Refresher Training (if applicable)
  • Successful completion of NHI Course 130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges.
  • Familiarity with structural programs such as STAAD, BARS, MDX, Bentley, and LEAP as well as Microsoft Suite
  • Familiarity with bridge design/layout programs used by TxDOT including PGSuper, Cap18, Culv5, and BGS
  • Experience with Texas Department of Transportation standards and requirements for structures


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

  1. Prepares or preferably directs;
    • Preparation and modification of technical reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and designs for structures.
    • Construction management tasks.
  2. Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial problems. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation, and development of novel concepts and approaches.
  3. Organizes and develops project team to execute specific phases or aspects of project such as technical studies, project design, preparation of specifications and technical plans, and project inspection. Must be able to delegate.
  4. Reviews project design for general compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  5. Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and manpower, resolving engineering design problems.
  6. Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  7. Shows understanding of team management, develops project scope of work, estimating manpower needs, prepare schedules, and tracks project progress.
  8. Assures that the project is completed within the allocated period of time and within the budget that has been assigned.
  9. Maintains liaison with individuals and units within or outside their organization with responsibility for acting independently on technical matters pertaining to the field.
  10. Assist Client Managers on proposals to clients.
  11. Plans and executes project meeting. May negotiate a difficult project issue with the client, such as scope changes or schedule acceleration.
  12. Assures the project meets quality control and quality assurance guidelines.
  13. Interprets changes in the contract and advises management on needed changes.
  14. Maintain professional, technical, and supervisory skills by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Work Environment:

  1. 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, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).
  2. 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.

Travel requirements:  Up to 10%


TranSystems is 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, 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).

Full time
Ft. Worth, TX 76101, US