Bridge Designer

at Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Peoria, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Profile

This position will work within our Railroad Market in the Bridge Discipline on rail bridge projects, as well as on bridge projects in our Infrastructure Market. The position overall will provide design and construction engineering and support of a broad range of structural engineering assignments to potentially include building and industrial projects.

A Day in the Life of a Structural Designer at Hanson

Here’s a snapshot of what you would do in this role:

+ Assist and participate in design of bridges and structures

+ Assist and participate in the inspection of in-service bridges and structures

+ Conduct analysis and design, calculation, preparation of specifications, details, and construction plans

+ Assist and participate in construction engineering

+ Conduct observation and documentation of construction activity

+ Conduct evaluation of construction for compliance with contract documents

+ Interpret plans for design intent

+ Other duties as assigned

What We’re Looking For

We feel the following qualifications would set you up for success in this role:

Technical Skills:

+ Experience with MicroStation preferred

+ Experience with MS Office Suite preferred

+ Experience with AutoCAD, LPILE and RISA 3-D a plus

Soft Skills:

+ Must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, and/or public stakeholders

+ Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases

+ Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills

+ Interest in experiencing a variety of assignments is important


+ Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with appropriate structural engineering course work required

+ The ability to sit for the 16-hour NCEES Structural exam

+ Registration as an Engineer Intern (EI) with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation required or the ability to obtain in 6 months, or an equivalent registration from another jurisdiction recognized by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)

+ Demonstrated excellence in academia

+ Candidate may be recent graduate or an experienced individual with up to (3) years of experience (salary commensurate with experience)

+ Candidates with a Master’s degree in structural engineering are preferred

Working at Hanson:

+ Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices

+ Must be willing to accept periodic out-of-town travel assignments

+ Must be willing and able to work overtime to meet project demands and deadlines


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC240615272

Posted On: May 20, 2023

Updated On: Dec 07, 2023

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