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Entry Level Bridge Engineer

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Engineering
  • Boston

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  • The candidate must have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, knowledge of reading plans and evaluating compliance, proficiency in MS Office and drafting software, a strong work ethic, good communication skills, ability to work in diverse projects, physical capability for fieldwork, willingness to travel, and experience in bridge design, rehabilitation, and inspection.
  • The candidate will be responsible for assisting in bridge design, performing inspections, analyzing load ratings, providing construction support, reviewing shop drawings, and assisting with business proposals at TranSystems.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Civil and/or Structural Engineering with an emphasis in structures from an ABET-accredited university or college.
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is strongly encouraged.
  • Working knowledge of reading plans and shop drawings and evaluating contractor compliance with construction plans and specifications.
  • Team oriented engineer and strong communicator with ability to work concurrently within multiple projects demands and transitioning priorities.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), AutoCAD and/or MicroStation.
  • Be eager to learn, be a team player and be enthusiastic.
  • Take pride in their work and a commitment to quality work and timely communication.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Physically capable of performing field work including working at heights, carrying ladders and gear, working in adverse weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Able and willing to travel within the continental United States.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.
  • Experience in new bridge design, bridge rehabilitation, and/or inspection of bridges.
  • Experience with structural design software such as AASHTOware BrR, StAAd Pro, MDX, CSiBridge, LUSAS and/or other structural analysis software and applications such as MathCAD.
  • Interest or experience in rope access techniques (SPRAT, IRATA).
  • No relocation assistance - local candidates preferred.


  • Performing bridge and tunnel inspection assignments as an inspection team member while documenting inspection findings and preparing inspection reports throughout MA and the US.
  • Participating in bridge design assignments involving contract plans preparation and specifications, design calculations, calculation of quantities and development of cost estimates.
  • Performing load rating analyses.
  • Office support for construction support services.
  • Reviewing shop drawing submittals. Organize submittals and address questions from contractors during the construction phases of structures.
  • Assist or participate in preparation of business proposals.


What are the main responsibilities of an Entry Level Bridge Engineer at TranSystems?

The main responsibilities include structural design, rehabilitation, and inspection of bridges and tunnels, preparation of load ratings, construction documents, specifications, and estimates. Construction inspection services may also be required.

What qualifications are needed for this position?

This position is open to entry level engineers with a graduation date of May 2024. A degree in Civil Engineering or a related field is required.

Will I receive technical guidance and support in this role?

Yes, day to day assignments and technical guidance will be provided by current staff Project Managers and Project Engineers.

What office location is this position based in?

This position is based in TranSystems' Boston, Massachusetts office.

What opportunities for growth and advancement are available for an Entry Level Bridge Engineer at TranSystems?

TranSystems offers opportunities for career growth and advancement within the company. Entry level engineers have the potential to progress into roles with increased responsibilities and leadership opportunities.


Mission & Purpose

TranSystems plans, designs, and oversees construction to enhance the transportation networks and infrastructure that makes communities more livable today and in the future. Our professionals in more than 60 offices throughout the U.S. bring strong local connections, new thinking, and fresh approaches to solve community challenges across the country. Are you ready to take that next step in your career? Come join our engaged team of passionate problem solvers!