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Licensed Sr. Structural Engineer

Chicago, IllinoisPEAK Technical Staffing USA

PEAK Technical is assisting a client in a search for a Licensed Sr. Structural Engineer. In this position, you will manage complex design engineering contracts and oversee the development of bid documents for capital improvements on a railroad. 

  • Manage complex design engineering contracts and oversee the development of bid documents for capital improvements on a railroad system.
  • Determine forces and stresses in structural bridge elements. Prescribe safe structural loading conditions, bridge inspection and maintenance procedures, and design bridge repairs and modifications.
  • Maintain Bridge Management Program as required by the FRA Bridge Safety Program.
  • Represent the Engineering Department on matters requiring Structural Engineering analysis, review, input or decisions. 
  • Verify all projects comply with federal, state, local and railroad design requirements. 
  • Lead and collaborate with engineering consultants, contractors, other railroads and agencies for all type of engineering related projects and matters. 
  • Plan the technical scopes, schedules, and staffing.  
  • Work with various departments to execute technical coordination of structural matters, monitor progress, and ensure projects remains on schedule.
  • Develop and review plans, specifications, and independent cost estimates.  Review documents for accuracy, constructibility and conformity to contractual requirements. 
  • Manage and track contract funds to ensure fund availability, monitor expiring contracts and adherence to Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) goals.  Review and approve consultant invoicing.


  • Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering required, Masters of Science Degree in Civil Engineering preferred. 
  • Must be licensed Structural Engineer.
  • In addition, eight (8) years of experience in Civil Engineering in the design of bridges, buildings and related structures. 
  • Must be able to read engineering drawings and interpret specifications for both bridges and buildings.   
  • Must have experience with underground utility design, including preparing plans and profiles for roadways, railways, bridges, water and sewer systems.