Senior-Level Structural / Bridge Engineer

Charleston, SC
Engineering – Structural Engineering /
Full time /
A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) is seeking a Senior Structural / Bridge Engineer with 12+ years of relevant experience in analysis and design of new and rehabilitation structures, to join the structural engineering team in our Charleston, SC or other office locations.
As the successful new hire, you will have strong design and technical skills, manage tasks and projects, mentor younger staff, and lead team members in the design of 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.


    • Serve in a lead technical role on bridge or structural design projects;
    • Planning, directing, and monitoring all aspects of mid-to-large multi-discipline projects or medium sized bridge projects with a high degree of technical complexity, involving a diverse project staff;
    • Establishes client relations and is involved with marketing, contractual, design, and production meetings;
    • Conduct schematic, design development and contractual document work sessions in conjunction with Project Managers, appropriate technical professionals, and other disciplines;
    • Ensure project deliverables and supporting documentation are complete, understandable, conform to applicable and reasonable standards relative to their intended purposes, including client and AMT requirements;
    • Responsible to coordinate staffing and workload through the entire project development to complete documents on schedule
    • Works with Business/Accounting Manager and the Discipline/Managing Director for project reviews;
    • Responsible for implementing QA/QC procedures and completing reviews of bridge plans for projects;
    • Responsible for execution of training and development for personnel and acts as a mentor/supervisor for less experienced Project Managers; and
    • Maintains professional engineering registration.

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 or the ability to obtain via reciprocity within 6 months of hire;
    • 5+ years of project and client management experience with significant project experience and client contacts;
    • MS Office experience;
    • Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills;
    • Good communication, leadership, planning, and mentoring skills;
    • Ability to interact with various design teams, have excellent organizational, project management and communication both written and verbal skills; and
    • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture.
    • 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.