Structural Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(10/20/2021 6:41 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Structural Engineer to join our Denver, Colorado office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to work with outstanding professionals.


Our Denver-based team has served local water systems in Colorado and around the country for over 25 years while Dewberry has provided professional services for heavy civil engineering projects for more than 65 years, since the company’s inception in 1956. We are respected by our clients as an organization with strong technical expertise and solid project delivery and performance. Dewberry is working to transform the industry through some of the most complex water and wastewater projects in the region and the country.


The focus of the work types will require a candidate with a technical background in water/wastewater design to join our established practice group in Denver, Colorado. They will also support projects in other offices throughout Dewberry’s Water Service Line. This position will be responsible for supporting projects through planning, assessment, design and construction phases and interfacing with municipal clients on water and wastewater rehabilitation, upgrade, expansion, and new infrastructure projects while providing task and project management support to senior level managers.


Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry’s premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.


Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.


In addition, a host of discounted purchase programs are available to all employees.


Individuals will perform analysis on all design phases, structural modeling, structural calculations, plan production, and technical specification writing.  Typical structures to be design are concrete vaults and wet-wells, tanks (aeration basins, clarifiers, filters, etc.), flumes/channels, pump stations (wet- and dry-wells), etc.  Regular building types to support projects often include concrete and masonry structures and pre-engineered metal buildings.  A large portion of our practice is large-diameter pipelines (distribution mains, raw water collection, sewers, sewage force mains, etc.) where structural elements are required such as pipe supports and thrust restraint systems.  Aging infrastructure rehabilitation is also a significant portion of our work which requires structural condition assessment and recommendations on rehabilitation methods for problems such as spalling concrete, corrosion repairs, settlement, etc.





  • Support design efforts on a range of water/wastewater infrastructure projects, including preparation of planning studies, field conditions assessments, preliminary design, final design, and office and field services during construction, related to various structures employed.
  • Assist project managers on large, complex projects, including task management.
  • Bring creativity in predesign and design for value added solutions.
  • Maintain communication and strong relationship with regulatory agencies to support project permitting.
  • Communicate and work directly with clients.
  • Assist project managers in scoping and proposing on potential projects and selling new work.
  • Develop level of effort fee estimates for structural task components to support project managers from a discipline perspective.
  • Provide a high-level of customer service to external and internal clients in support of our projects.  This is exhibited through effective and open communication, timeliness in delivery of tasks, anticipation of critical issues and development of appropriate solutions, collaborative team member, etc.

Required Skills & Required Experience


  • A 4-year degree from an ABET accredited institute in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering.
  • 5 + years of experience in municipal water and wastewater infrastructure engineering.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) License or Structural Engineering (SE) License in Civil Engineering in the State of Colorado (or ability to obtain, when hired).
  • Experience with AutoCAD and/or REVIT is highly desirable.
  • Occasionally work will require unusual hours.
  • Projects locations vary and, at times, will require out of town travel.


  • Proven ability to perform in a lead project engineer capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required. Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and be able to select and apply appropriate engineering software for use on project.
  • Experience with RISA-3D, RAM, RAM Elements, STAAD, ENERCALC, Tekla-Tedds, Mathcad, SAP2000, SAFE, ETABS and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of structural design standards, building codes, and applicable technical references including structural provisions in the International Building Code, the OSHA regulations, and ACI 350. 
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental engineering principles and building component assemblies.
  • Skilled in planning studies, conducting field condition assessments, coordinating with utility owners, preparing preliminary and final design, coordinating drawing preparation, developing technical specifications, and performing engineering support services during construction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an engaged and collaborative team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, both written and oral.

The projected salary range for this position is $75,000-$95,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.


*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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