Mid-Level Structural / Bridge Engineer

Richmond, Virginia
Engineering – Structural Engineering /
Full time /
A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) is seeking a Structural / Bridge Engineer with 5+ years of relevant experience in analysis and design of new and rehabilitation structures, to join the structural engineering team in our Richmond, VA or other office locations.
As the successful new hire, you will have strong design skills, manage tasks and projects, mentor, and lead team members on highway (DOT) and pedestrian bridges; retaining walls; load rating, and other related structures. You will support a wide variety of structural transportation projects for state departments of transportation, county, municipal and private clients and will be offered the opportunity to work on related structures in other states as part of our interoffice staff utilization program. This will allow you to enhance your resume, project experience, knowledge and networking throughout the company, various DOTs, counties, and municipalities.  
Our local and corporate teams are focused on partnering with the proper mentors and training opportunities to reach your goals and provide opportunities for career advancement. AMT offers employee ownership, competitive salary, exemplary benefits package that includes a strong 401(k) matching plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible working conditions, educational assistance, in-house training programs, and more.


    • Prepares/performs and checks structural analysis, design plans, specifications, and estimates for bridge projects while working collaboratively with multi-discipline design teams
    • Provides experience in project planning including general oversight, design, implementation, and ensures quality of work products
    • Maintains knowledge of state DOT and local agency design standards and criteria, practices, and policies
    • Performs structural analysis/design and leads/mentors team members through the design process
    • Ability to serve in a lead technical role on bridge or structural design projects
    • Analyzes deteriorated components, assesses remaining capacities
    • Develops/prepares construction documents (drawings, specification, and cost estimate)
    • Performs structural inspections/field investigations (if needed) and prepares related reports
    • Prepares and coordinates structural technical reports, cost estimates, marketing, and fee proposals
    • Performs QA/QC review of documents prepared by others in accordance with AMT’s Quality Management Plan
    • Participate in business development, project pursuits including alternative delivery, and project meetings including the ability to lead and facility meetings with clients
    • Reviews and processes contractor’s Request for Information (RFI) and shop drawing submittals
    • Performs other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited institution. Master's degree in Structural Engineering is preferred;
    • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure required or the ability to obtain via reciprocity within 6 months of hire;
    • 5+ years of experience in bridge design and analysis including concrete and steel structures;
    • Experience that includes planning, inspection, design (new and rehabilitative), load ratings, contract documentation, and construction support services
    • Knowledge of state DOT, local municipal, and county design standards and criteria, practices, and policies
    • Willingness to perform hands-on bridge condition inspection and comfortable with heights
    • Desired proficiency in any of the following software: LEAP Bridge Enterprise, LARSA 4D, LPile, MDX, Descus, AASHTOWare BrR, Merlin DASH, spColumn, PennDOT software packages, Bentley MicroStation and/or OpenRoads/Bridge software.
    • Valid driver's license in good standing
    • Ability and willingness to travel as required. Travel is primarily local and typically does not require an overnight stay. Some weekly travel may be required on occasion
    • All new hires will be required to successfully complete and pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, project managers, supervisors, and other team members.
    • Physical Requirements:
    • Majority of work is office based. Position requires ability to use standard office equipment. Some field work may be required, which may necessitate navigating unpaved or natural terrain while carrying equipment. Field work includes exposure to extreme heat, cold or inclement weather. Some travel may be required.

With 68 years of distinguished service within the mid-Atlantic region, AMT has established itself as an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm and has been honored by ZweigGroup as a Hot Firm. As a 100% employee-owned firm of approximately 500 employees, each one of our professionals has a stake in our business and thrive in this entrepreneurial environment where team members are encouraged to proactively work with their supervisors to identify roles that are complementary with their strengths, interests, and career goals. Our culture of innovation and collaboration places strong emphasis on team-spirit, diversity, thoughtfulness, growth and learning, discipline expertise and personal accountability offers a rewarding career in a dynamic, high-performance environment. We understand your career is a big part of your life but realize a work/life balance is important for personal health and wellness with the ability to work hybrid through a combination of office and remote technology.

AMT offers employee ownership, competitive salary, exemplary benefits package that includes a strong 401(k) matching plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible working conditions, educational assistance, in-house training programs, and more.
Why Join AMT?
At AMT, we understand that our most valuable asset is our staff. For 68 years, we have worked diligently to build a team of talented employees who fully embody our values as an organization – values such as teamwork, integrity, and innovation. Now that we have transitioned into an employee-owned firm, we are excited to place the future of AMT into nearly 500 sets of dedicated hands.

The AMT Difference
Our company culture is characterized by a workforce that holds the highest standards of ethics and integrity, focused client care, and commitment to AMT's Core Values of safety, respect, integrity, commitment, quality, teamwork. leadership, responsibility, and profitable growth. Operating as an ESOP allows us to reward our dedicated and loyal employees with additional benefits from the company’s stock as well as an incentive to continue building a high-performance ownership culture.
To strengthen and support its employees, AMT invests in programs and processes to sustain an engaging work environment. AMT also recognizes the importance of employee benefits and policies and remains committed to providing programs that are both comprehensive and competitive in the industry.