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COWI North America

Bridge Engineer

Canada-Nova Scotia-Halifax


Company Information

COWI North America is a leading bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group built on over 85 years of international experience. We provide our clients with innovative and sustainable solutions to the most complex engineering challenges worldwide from our 11 North American offices. COWI's 6,600 person global organization is involved in more than 14,000 projects across 124 countries.

Our civil, structural and geotechnical engineering specialists work on some of the world's most prestigious and challenging projects. COWI continues to push the boundaries of what is technically possible, from designing the world’s deepest and longest subsea tunnel, engineering the world's longest lateral bridge slide, to creating marine resiliency for our waterfront communities.

At COWI North America, you can look forward to a challenging role that will push you outside of your comfort zone and elevate your career to new heights. Our staff come from a multitude of backgrounds; their bridge, marine and tunneling expertise spans the globe. COWI is a place for collaboration with some high-caliber professionals and the opportunity to learn from the best. Besides an extraordinary collection of talented colleagues, you will also have the chance to be involved in some very high-profile work on world-renowned international projects that will test your skills and abilities as a professional. COWI is proud to reward top talent; the benefits of working for COWI include extensive opportunities for growth and development, excellent benefits, competitive compensation and various other perks.

COWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Description

We are seeking a Bridge Engineer to join our team in Halifax, NS.

Role Summary

The incumbent will be part of a highly professional team that provides consulting, project management and detailed engineering expertise on numerous bridge design projects. As a fully competent engineer, he/she will:

  • be independently responsible for varied engineering assignments;
  • perform most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected;
  • plan and conduct work requiring judgement in independent evaluation, and substantial adaption and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria;
  • devise new approaches to problems encountered; and
  • receive technical guidance for unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

 The incumbent may supervise or coordinate the work other engineers and technicians on assigned projects, but supervision of others is not a continuing responsibility.

Assigned tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares work plans, schedules, and budgets;
  • Performs analysis of complex structures;
  • Prepares design calculations and drawings in accordance with applicable design codes;
  • Prepares standard construction documents, such as technical specifications and tender documents;
  • Prepares engineering reports and other technical documents; and
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering, Master's degree in Structural Engineering is preferred, with minimum 4+ years of related experience in Bridge Design, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience;
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in home province or state, or ability to obtain;
  • Active participation in professional associations;
  • Experience in design and construction of bridges;
  • Experience working with modern bridge design codes;
  • Experience with 3D structural modeling and familiarity with analysis software such as SAP2000 and ADINA;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the proficient use of Office tools (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Ability to work collaboratively within project teams located locally and/or remotely;
  • Experience and ability preparing proposals and participating in business development is an asset; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel is an asset

Contact Information

COWI North America
Posting Date: 23-Aug-2017Engineering Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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