Structural Engineer

Lochner Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

Make a difference with your change - lead with ingenuity!

Lochner leads in providing planning, environmental, design, construction engineering and inspection, and right of way services for surface transportation, rail, transit, and aviation clients across the United States. Our civil and structural engineers, planners, environmental specialists, inspectors, and support professionals are devoted to providing valuable professional services that enhance people's lives through sustainable infrastructure.

  • Client-Focused: We are collaborative and attentive to the unique needs and goals of each project.

  • Performance-Driven: We are problem solvers dedicated to transforming transportation infrastructure challenges into opportunities for innovation.

  • Community-Minded: We are vested in the work we do as stewards of public funds used to improve the communities we serve.

  • Social Responsibility: We give back to our communities by supporting various charitable organizations and causes.

  • Professional Growth: We invest in programs to attract, retain, and develop employees so Lochner becomes a long-term home for top talent.

Our goals and strategies promote a diverse and inclusive workforce that feels empowered to make a difference in the world. Our vision is to create healthy and sustainable communities both within and outside of our organization where current and future generations can thrive.

Are you ready to join us?

Requirements:

  • Design bridges, retaining walls, and related structures;

  • Conduct structural analyses, develop calculations, and prepare contract documents (plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates) in accordance with state and local agency requirements;

  • Responsible for independently working on bridge design projects and other transportation-related structural design and analysis projects;

  • Evaluate, select and apply standard engineering techniques for design of steel and concrete structures;

  • May conduct site inspections and other responsibilities associated with this position.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Civil or Structural Engineering is required

  • EIT is required

  • M.S. in Civil or Structural Engineering is strongly preferred

  • 1-4 years of structure design experience preferably on transportation projects

  • Self-motivated candidate who has in-depth understanding of fundamentals of structural engineering and a desire to prepare designs and contract documents for transportation structures projects

  • Strong technical skills in steel and concrete bridge design and plan preparation

  • Working knowledge of MicroStation

  • Proficient in design, modeling and analysis software. Working knowledge of LARSA 4D, CSI Bridge or other 3D FEM structural modeling software is a plus

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Commitment

Benefits

Aligning with our performance-driven nature, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.

Lochner provides a comprehensive total rewards package that includes:

  • Competitive Premiums for Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Paid Time Off and Flexible Holiday Program

  • Company Paid Disability (includes paid Maternity Leave), and Life Insurance

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) with Employer Contribution

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical Expenses and/or Dependent Care

  • Paid Family Leave

  • 401(k) Retirement with Employer Contribution

  • Flexible Work Schedules (Hybrid or Remote, when possible)

  • Wellness Program for Physical and Mental Health

  • Lochner Cares Non-Profit 501c3

  • Education and Training Assistance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discounts

  • Paid Time Off for Charitable Acts of Service

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, stoop, crawl, and lifting. The employee must frequently lift and/or move light equipment up to 20 pounds. Must be alert to equipment in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

Equal Employer

Lochner is proudly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Lochner provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All positions at Lochner require an applicant who has accepted an employment offer to undergo a background check. Background checks include SSN/SIN validation, motor vehicle verification, education verification, employment verification, a criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, and drug test. All employment offers are contingent upon successful results of the background check.


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