Level 1 Designer – Structures Design

Division: Engineering

  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #538
  • Salary: $46,800


  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Educational Assistance: Full reimbursement of tuition and standard college fees
  • Professional Registration and Association Membership: Fully Reimbursed. 

Job Type: Permanent/ Full-time
Pay: 46,800-$60,900
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Travel: Up to 10%

This position is responsible for assisting and performing any requested structures design tasks, such as checking designs, performing calculations (hydrologic and hydraulic), foundation submissions, shop drawings, and final structure designs, while working as part of a team on small to medium scale projects.

Job Description: 

  • Provide basic design services and basic engineering support in response to department needs
  • Assist in the development of design plans and supporting materials
    • Check hydrologic calculations (Stream Gauge Analysis, Rational Method, Regression methods), hydraulic models (HY-8, HEC-RAS), PSLRFD, STLRFD, and BXLRFD designs, quantities, cost estimates, QA forms, submittal letters, preliminary substructure designs (ABLRFD), geometry (Cogo-PC), deck elevations, and review simpler submissions (e.g., railings, fences, SIP forms, scuppers and expansion dams)
  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to apply knowledge of industry codes, standards, and computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents
  • Check the work of the experienced PEs to gain insight into the engineering process
  • Able to be led under the direct supervision of an experienced/senior PE
  • Maintain billability percentage set by supervisor/leadership
  • Weekly timesheet completion (with appropriate notes/codes)
  • Contribute to the overall success of the company by supporting internal departments, providing exemplary service to clients, and striving to meet on-going initiatives to grow and develop the company

Non-Essential Duties

  • Assist with design work for other departments
  • Participate in professional engineering society conferences
  • Contribute and serve on an engineering committee and/or subcommittee
  • Participate in research and development opportunities and projects
  • Support internal departments with structures design services required to execute projects
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, client relations, and/or inter-departmental relations
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice

System or Specialized Knowledge

Skills/Knowledge Needed: 

  • PennDOT – Programs/Systems, Design Manuals, and Publications
  • WVDOH and ODOT – Standards, Manuals, Design Directives, and Publications (optional)
  • MicroStation (preferred, not required) and AutoCAD (optional)
  • Deltek Ajera
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Computers, Printers, and Electronics

Requirements – Qualifications/Skills/Education

  • Years of Experience – Minimum of >1 year experience in the engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Education – BA or BS Degree required
  • Degree or Formal Training – Civil Engineering or a related discipline
  • License, Certificate, or Registration – Plan to take the FE exam


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