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AECOM Senior Structural Engineer - Bridges in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Job Description

AECOM is seeking a highly motivated Senior Bridge Engineer for employment in our Greater Pennsylvania Area (GPA) offices, which include Philadelphia, PA, Conshohocken, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV. In this role, the ideal candidate will act as a Structures Design Lead on a variety of exciting, often highly visible pursuits and projects. The individual will have overall responsibility for all structural aspects of these projects and inter-discipline coordination of all technical issues with other discipline leads from initial design through technical support during the construction phase. This position is an opportunity to work within a well-established and very successful group that offers a diverse range of projects, technical challenges and career development opportunities.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate all structural engineering technical aspects of pursuits and projects with other disciplines and in support of the Project/Design Manager.

  • Ensure the structural design is completed in accordance with the contract guidelines and design documents.

  • Establish structural scope, work plan and work schedule in support of the Project Manager.

  • Lead all elements of conceptual, preliminary and detailed final design of new bridges and rehabilitation or reconstruction of existing bridges.

  • Provide technical guidance and perform quality control reviews of design calculations, drawings and other contract documents.

  • Prepare and/or guide the development of technical specifications and construction cost estimates.

  • Manage groups of engineers, designers and/or specialists towards development of structural design documents and contract deliverables with minimal guidance or supervision.

  • Assure conformance with contractual obligations by ensuring that design documents are reviewed and approved prior to release to the client.

  • Train, mentor and develop staff and support career growth opportunities for staff.

  • Support marketing coordination and proposal preparation. Participate in proposal interviews.

  • Ensure that QA/QC procedures are being implemented and ensure the technical quality of deliverables. Lead responses to client’s comments on structural design elements of the deliverables.

  • Anticipate potential budget and schedule impacts and initiate plans for alternative actions.

  • Incorporate innovation in design and delivery.

Examples of some of the high-profile projects that our Greater Pennsylvania Area structures group have recently designed include:

Schuylkill Banks Trail Extension (Christian Street to Grays Ferry Crescent), Philadelphia, PA

  • This project involved the planning and design of an 18-span, 1,820-foot long pedestrian bridge over and along the east bank of the Schuylkill River. The bridge includes 15 prestressed concrete PA Bulb-Tee Beam approach spans and a three-span, cable-stayed main span. The project is currently in construction with an anticipated completion date of May 2025. This project was a successor project to our award-winning Schuylkill Banks Trail Boardwalk (Schuylkill Boardwalk) Project, which was constructed in 2013, a project that has brought transformational change to the Schuylkill Banks Trail, the City of Philadelphia, and the residents of Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.

SR 7404 07M Over Lehigh River & NSRR, Lehigh & Northampton County, PennDOT District 5-0

  • This project involved the replacement of the 1,120-ft bridge carrying SR 7404 over the Lehigh River and NSRR between Coplay, PA and Northampton, PA. The new bridge replaced an existing multi-span concrete open spandrel arch, multi-span steel girder floorbeam unit, and a single span Warren truss. The new structure utilized fully continuous spliced, post-tensioned prestressed concrete girders for the main span over the Lehigh River, representing the first time that spliced, post-tensioned prestressed concrete girders were used in Pennsylvania. Conventional prestressed concrete girders were used for approach spans. The project also involved the reuse of existing substructure units, ornamental lighting and the use of explosives for demolition of the existing concrete arches.

Ongoing projects:

Our structures group is currently working on multiple major bridge and bridge corridor replacement projects across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including:

SR 0080 17M Total Reconstruction, Monroe County, PennDOT District 5-0

  • This project involves the total reconstruction of approximately 4 miles of Interstate 80 (I-80) in Stroudsburg, PA. The project includes the reconfiguration of four interchanges and widening of the highway to accommodate six lanes of traffic. The project involves the replacement of twenty-two bridges and culverts, the addition of fifty retaining walls, thirty sign structures and six sound barriers. Several structures involve the use of curved steel I-girders, integral pier caps and steel straddle bents. The project is currently in design and is anticipated to be let in three contracts between 2025 and 2029.

SR 0081 D46 Total Reconstruction, Lackawanna County, PennDOT District 4-0

  • This project involves the total reconstruction of approximately 4 miles of Interstate 81 (I-81) in Scranton, PA. The project includes the reconfiguration of two interchanges and widening of the highway to accommodate six lanes of traffic. The project involves the replacement of twenty-four bridges, the addition of twenty retaining walls, multiple sign structures and several sound barriers. Several structures involve the use of curved steel I-girders and the project includes a twenty-plus span steel viaduct structure carrying I-81 Northbound. The project is currently in design and is anticipated to be let in a single contract in 2027.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering and eight (8) years of relevant experience in transportation structures or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Valid U.S. Driver's License, and as a condition of employment must pass AECOM's Motor Vehicle Records Review

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fifteen (15) years of related design experience

  • Willing to obtain PE License reciprocity in the jurisdiction/s of the projects

  • Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering

  • Project experience with PennDOT and/or other State DOTs

  • Proficiency with CAD and similar computer software

  • Experience with alternative delivery methods or projects with early contractor involvement

Additional Information

Relocation assistance is not available for this role.

We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. Permanent residency sponsorship is available for current H1-B visa holders in the United States.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $110,000.00 - $180,000.00.


AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10106742

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: East

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid