Senior Bridge Engineer

Job Locations US-MI-Lansing
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About DLZ

DLZ Corporation is an award-winning architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest. In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of ENR's Top 150 U.S. Design Firms. Our growth is a testament to the quality of our work and the satisfaction of our clients.

Our mission is to build on our reputation for excellence by becoming the preferred architectural, engineering, and environmental firm. We focus on meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations and are known for our competence, integrity, and contributions to the people and communities we service and in which we live.

Job Description

DLZ Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bridge Engineer to lead the Bridge Design group in Michigan



  • Lead projects focused on bridge and roadway structures for the MI Department of Transportation and other transportation infrastructure agencies.
  • Perform complex structural engineering, construction, and design assignments, requiring application of innovative methods or progressive techniques and advanced professional knowledge,
  • A leading role in major segments of design projects where complex, multi-faceted, and coordinated structural engineering work is required; directing assigned personnel, meeting cost and time schedules and producing quality results are primary objectives.
  • Develop structural analysis and design calculations using governing codes and standards, engineering formulas and experience,
  • Direct and manage Engineers and Technicians reporting to this position.
  • Maintain department budget guidelines and profitability. Prepare department workload projections and manage financial performance.
  • Prepare scope of work, cost proposals and contracts for potential work.
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met and work is being performed according to the client's instructions.
  • Ensure consistency and high quality in all work produced by the Department.
  • Improve business development within the firm's business development program.
  • Initiate and maintain contacts with key professionals and officials of other organizations and companies.
  • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.
  • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering concentration required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of MI required
  • 15 years of progressively responsible experience in structural engineering with focus on bridges
  • NHI Bridge Inspection Certification is a plus
  • Working knowledge and application of Michigan DOT design standards required
  • Working experience with Bentley/Leap Bridge suite of Bridge design program
  • MicroStation / OpenRoads experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and practice proactive time-management.
  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites, complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements.


At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. 


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