Senior Project Engineer Service Lead  - Structural / Bridge

Job Locations US-WI-Appleton
ID 2024-5759
Structural Engineering
2nd Category
Civil Engineering
Position Type
Public Infrastructure


Senior Project Engineer Service Lead  - Structural / Bridge

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Senior Project Engineer - Structural/Bridge to join our transportation infrastructure team in either our Appleton or Madison, WI office. Our ideal candidate will have 5+ years of bridge project experience who are willing to help create, build, and grow a bridge engineering department within Wisconsin. Looking for a driven engineer who is ready to take on more responsibility and help build a team within our Wisconsin Market.


Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create, build, and grow a bridge engineering department Wisconsin.
  • Responsible for structural design of bridges and ancillary transportation structures for WisDOT and municipal clients.
  • Field review of existing bridges designated for replacement or rehabilitation.
  • Prepare preliminary bridge design and structure survey reports.
  • Coordinate various project activities with project team including geotechnical investigation, hydrology and hydraulics, environment reports and permitting, survey and roadway design.
  • Prepares or directs the structural design, specifications, and plans.
  • Provide professional and technical support to multiple Westwood projects.
  • Day-to-day support and input to internal and external Project Managers.
  • Communicate project details with clients, agencies and the public.
  • Mentor, train and/or supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel
  • Ensures division, regional, and company values, policies and practices are consistently followed within the survey service
  • Lead by example – display solid judgment, good values, trust, honesty, openness, and professionalism

Required Skills

  • Bridge inspection experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiar with WisDOT Bridge Manual and Facilities Development Manual.
  • Familiar with AASHTO LRFD design code.
  • Working knowledge of Microstation or AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with bridge engineering software, such as Leap Bridge, Eriksson or similar
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and check the quality of own and others’ work.
  • Ability to use sound engineering judgment.
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing and prioritizing tasks.
  • Travel may be needed on an occasional basis.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/structural engineering from an ABET accredited college.
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in Wisconsin (or capable of obtaining within 6 months)
  • 5+ years of bridge engineering work experience required.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood 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. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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