Patrick Engineering has several openings for ambitious Structural Project Engineers with progressive work experience to join their talented Transportation Structures Team in Lisle or Chicago, Illinois and in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Patrick Engineering is a national engineering, design, and project management and construction firm with a long history of success on a variety of complex projects. Our expanding client list includes key government agencies and FORTUNE 500 companies. Our technical capabilities are diverse, focusing on the transportation, rail, water resources and energy markets. Operating from offices across the country, we are skilled at providing services from pre-construction through project execution within a variety of different delivery methods, including design-build. We accomplish this with technical experts in the fields of civil, structural, hydraulic, environmental, geotechnical and electrical engineering, geology, surveying, construction management, process control and GIS. Patrick is committed to a spirit of partnership, achieving our client’s vision and adding value to each project we touch.

Job Summary

The Project Structural Engineer will focus on high profile, high dollar, and multi-year rail and highway transportation projects. He/she will have the opportunity to contribute on major projects with all the major railroads and with Highway Transportation Departments. The Structural Engineer will have the ability to see a project through from start to finish and have the opportunity to leave their personal mark on these projects. The expectation is the Project Structural Engineer will manage, train and mentor a group of staff engineers to complete exciting projects to high quality, on schedule and budget.

The Structural Project Engineer is responsible for the project execution, calculation, and design of engineering projects and preparation of technical specifications. The Project Structural Engineer will have multiple direct reports and will be expected to oversee and direct the technical work of others, delegate work to Staff Engineers, and be responsible for the checking (QC) of calculations, drafts and designs. Additionally, the Project Engineer acts as the liaison between the Project Manager and Staff Engineers, relaying all important and relevant project information in an effective manner. The Project Engineer must be comfortable working cross-functionally and have the interpersonal skills to coordinate with others on larger, multi-discipline projects.

Education, Skills & Knowledge

  • BS Civil Engineer (Focused on Structures); MSCE in Structures preferred.
  • 8-15 Years experienced in structural design, rehabilitation, and inspection of bridges and preparation of design calculations, load ratings, construction documents, specifications and cost estimates. Projects include new structures and rehabilitation or repair of structures for railroad and / or highway projects.
  • SE License (Illinois) is required.
  • Design experience with AREMA / IDOT / Tollway / WISDOT manuals preferred
  • Proven design experience with AASHTO LRFD Specifications for multi-span steel and concrete bridges
  • Proficient using bridge design software such as MerlinDash, Descus and/or MDX
  • Experience with Class I railroads and/or transit agencies desirable.
  • Experience and Expertise with MicroStation, L-Pile, and MathCad software desirable.
  • Proven experience in working on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Monitor and adhere to budgets and schedules.
  • Coordination with other disciplines to complete projects.