The Smith Consulting Group

Senior Bridge Engineer

The Smith Consulting Group - Omaha, NE

My client is hiring for a senior-level structures engineer in their Omaha, Nebraska office. This position will provide leadership opportunities and will best fit entrepreneurial individuals. The selected candidate will work on a wide range of transportation design projects throughout the Midwest, on both roadway and rail structures. This position will support existing transportation projects and will serve as a Project Manager on upcoming pursuits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works on bridge and structural design projects, varying in size from small drainage structures to large multi-span bridges. Experienced in the design of concrete and steel girder bridges. Experience in rail structures a plus but not required.
  • Serves as senior project engineer and as designated client contact. Participates in project interviews, attends client meetings, and conducts public presentations.
  • Supports construction projects by reviewing submittals, answering RFI’s, and conducting field visits to ensure compliance with the contract drawings and specifications.
  • Ensures accurate client billings, and monitors outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on assigned projects. Prepares budgets, estimating, scoping, marketing strategies and forecast anticipated workload for internal staff for projects.
  • Leads the structural design efforts for complex transportation design projects including proposals, reports, specifications, plans and designs.
  • Responsible for project team quality system tasks as defined in quality manual.
  • Other duties may include use of computer software to review and prepare engineering and design documents.



  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/transportation engineering from an accredited four-year college or university with emphasis on bridge and structural design.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum Ten to fifteen years’ experience as a bridge or structural design engineer, including but not limited to bridge, retaining wall, foundation, and culvert design.
  • Advanced experience using structural analysis and design software.
  • Experience with AASHTO standards and procedures. Experience designing bridges in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota a plus.


Professional Engineer Certificate – Nebraska, Iowa, or South Dakota


My client seeks to provide a benefits package that helps our team maintain a healthy work-life balance - a concept that is a guiding principle for them.  Employees enjoy benefits including:

  • Medical/RX, HSA, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability; all of which FHU contributes a significant portion towards or, for some plans, covers 100% of the premiums
  • Generous Vacation and Sick leave programs
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Adoption Assistance program
  • Flexible schedules and options for remote work are available but may not be conducive to every employee and position.
  • Professional and career development opportunities including tuition reimbursement for continuing education.
  • Support of employee participation in professional and technical societies & various civic organizations.
  • Reimbursement of professional certification and registration fees.

Posted On: Monday, February 5, 2024

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