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Lead structural engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.


Job Description

Mott MacDonald’s transportation and infrastructure teams work on some of the biggest and most challenging projects across the US. We’ve completed and are currently involved in a whole host of amazing solutions to complex projects; incorporating our values of sustainability and improving communities.

Based from our centrally located Los Angeles office, the lead structural engineer will provide a lead technical role on bridge and underground work projects. You will lead project teams in the preparation of conceptual, preliminary, and final design plans, specifications, and estimates. Typical projects will include rail / LRT / road bridges, underground works and retaining walls utilizing cast in place and precast prestressed concrete, conventional reinforced concrete and steel.
In addition to the overarching responsibility, your day to day will include:
  • Client communications
  • Serving as the structural lead on pursuits; whilst working closely with the project managers, regional marketing manager, and client managers to support business development and marketing pursuits
  • Prepare and monitor work plan, scope, schedule, and budgets
  • Work with Mott MacDonald’s larger bridge and structures practice regionally and globally on technical excellence and resource planning
  • Planning and design of structural projects including bridges, retaining walls, foundations, as well as other structures predominately for transit projects
  • Acts as part of a team of professionals on multiple projects. Ability to identify and solve design and construction challenges is required
  • Interacts with team members and assists in the coordination of work among engineers and detailers
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to more junior members of the structures teams

Candidate Specification

Mott MacDonald's experience in transportation dates back to the early 1900s. Our team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American region with unprecedented success. We’re looking for a lead structural engineer to join our team to continue this and invite applications from candidates with:
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • 15+ years’ structural engineering experience
  • Professional or Structural Engineer in California
  • Proven ability in developing client relationships and winning projects
  • Experience communicating with clients as both a structural task lead and/or project manager, and a ascertain a client’s future needs.
  • Experience with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and requirements for transit bridges and Class 1 Railroads is desirable
  • Knowledge of AREMA, AASHTO and CALTRANS bridge design standards is desirable
  • Experience in bridge and/or underground works projects
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