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Graduate Structural Engineer (Req ID 5254)


Graduate Structural Engineer (Req ID 5254)

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full-Time Graduate Structural Engineer for our Pittsburgh, PA office. Be involved in projects with our Bridge Group and be a part of a growing organization that meets our clients' objectives and solves their challenges.

Takes part in providing local technical assistance for the design, development, and construction of building and infrastructure projects in the public and private sector. Tasks may include basic assistance with the research, design, concept development, and construction of load-bearing structures or structural elements, such as buildings, bridges, roadways, and mechanical structures. Generates accurate and concise documentation regarding assigned aspects of the project. Ensures that responsibilities are delivered and adhered to with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural soundness, and functionality.

Your Impact

  • Assist with performing basic professional structural engineering work including:
  • Development and drafting of plans and details using CAD software for project design documents.
  • Field inspection of bridges, sign structures, culverts and retaining walls.
  • Preparation of basic sketches and calculations in support of broader engineering activities.
  • Preparation of quantity and cost estimates.
  • Review of drawings to assure compliance with design intent and specifications.
  • Assisting more experienced Engineers with broader Engineering activities.
  • Preparation of technical studies, reports, and design document packages.
  • Generate complete, accurate, and concise documentation using electronic systems, drawings, 2D/3D illustrations, and work site notebook/logs.
  • Comply with safety guidelines and site-specific procedures which include but are not limited to, location data, statistical documentation, engineering studies and surveys, and construction.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline; a focus in structural engineering preferred.
  • 0 to 1 years of relevant post education experience.
  • Working knowledge of engineering design and practices.
  • Competent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to express ideas and concepts effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Relevant computer program experience; basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tool.
  • Ability to obtain NBIS certification.
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
  • The selected candidate must have the ability to work in the United States immediately.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Relevant engineering experience through internships, working knowledge/experience, and/or educational projects or studies.
  • Familiarity with Microstation; experience with 3D digital delivery including use of Bentley’s OpenBridge Designer and OpenRoads Designer Software.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification.
  • Interest in cross-discipline training, including highway engineering, traffic engineering and construction inspection.

Additional Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

Travel Required: 10%
Job Status: New Graduate
Employee Type: Full
All locations: US-PA-Pittsburgh

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.