Senior Bridge Engineer

Location US-GA-Atlanta | US-IN-Indianapolis
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# Positions
Engineering - Transportation


Transportation is the movement of people and goods between locations. Safe, efficient and effective transportation systems enable mobility and trade, both of which are essential to social and economic development, improvement and advancement. 


CHA aims to enhance our nation’s infrastructure, ensuring goods are shipped, safety and services provided, and the economy vitalized. Our transportation specialists plan, design, and help maintain and construct our nation’s most valued infrastructure assets by providing solutions for public and private transportation owners, agencies and authorities in more than 16 states.


CHA Consulting, Inc., is currently seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer in the Transportation Group in the Atlanta, GA, Indianapolis, IN or Columbus, OH offices.


  • Independently completes complex development of bridge engineering design, preparation of specifications, compiles technical reports and other activities requiring the knowledge of standard engineering principles and techniques.
  • Provides expert consultation in one or more areas of the respective field of engineering
  • Resolves highly complex technical issues and conducts advanced research within the respective field of engineering
  • Internally recognized as a skilled professional within his/her discipline
  • Works on advanced complex technical projects requiring extensive technical and industry knowledge
  • Responsible for the development of design computations, technical reports, technical specifications and preparation of the contract documents using the standards established by the technical group
  • Identifies, develops, and gathers technical resources necessary to complete assignments
  • Selects proper procedures to self-check his/her own work for completeness and accuracy in technical reports and calculations
  • Recognizes technical discrepancies in analytical results and makes appropriate corrections following standard procedures established by the technical group
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of design
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates detailed phases of a project independently with other engineering disciplines and project management staff
  • Collaborates with other engineering departments and coordinates their work to the development of his/her work
  • Continuously monitors the progress and performance on a project to ensure efficient production, uncover potential problems; minimize malfunction in executing a design and adhere to the project work plan
  • Can develop individual discipline work plans to coincide with the milestones of a project work plan
  • Complete projects within budget and scheduling restraints
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to junior level engineering staff members
  • Provides technical review of work completed by junior level engineering staff as necessary
  • Provides technical development of proposals and external presentations (i.e., clients, public, regulatory agency, etc.)
  • Independently completes field assignments
  • Performs other appropriate related engineering duties


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license is required


  • A minimum of 10 years progressive bridge engineering experience is required
  • Expert knowledge of the respective engineering discipline(s) with a proven ability to practically apply best practices
  • Proficient with bridge finite element modeling is required
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required
  • Understands QA/QC procedures and understands basic business practices and laws related to engineering
  • Advanced proficiency with engineering, computational, and modeling software (AutoCAD, MicroStation, etc.)
  • Completely familiar with and advocates for the company’s standards for quality control and compliance
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and effectively work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An active role in a professional engineering society/organization preferred
  • Proven ability to lead a team


CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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