Department Manager - Bridge

Posted Date 2 months ago(11/18/2021 6:35 PM)
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US-NY-New York
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Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Dewberry has an opportunity for an experienced Department Manager - Bridge for our New York City, NY office to lead this department to win and execute projects of increasing complexity. This role is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to lead a team of professionals.  Under the Group Leader of Transportation Infrastructure Engineering, the successful candidate will be managing a team of engineers designing new bridges and bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects using AASHTO LRFD Specifications.  The selected person will be responsible for overseeing a team performing structural calculations, preparing design and contract documents (including reports, engineer’s estimates and construction specifications), reviewing shop drawings, and providing technical support during the construction phase.  Typical projects involve city and state clients in the transportation market. The selected individual will significantly contribute to the business development of the department’s and office’s workload and will likely act as client manager of one or more public agencies.



  • Supervises a staff of project managers and engineers.
  • Plans, schedules, or coordinates the preparation of engineering documents and services for multiple bridge projects as Project Manager or Design Manager in design-build procurements.
  • Reviews procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures.
  • Partakes in personnel actions.
  • Responsible for operations oversight and review of projects assigned to the department.
  • Take part in the quality review of department projects.
  • Business development and proposal writing and oversight; expected to manage one or more clients.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS in Engineering with 20+ years of bridge engineering and project management
  • MS Degree in Structural Engineering is desirable
  • Professional Engineer in NY
  • Design-Build experience is desirable
  • Professional Engineer in NJ is desirable
  • Experience as a Senior PM with NYCDOT, NYSDOT, PANYNJ and MTA agencies
  • Strong people skills for client management purposes
  • Experience writing winning proposals and leading successful client interviews
  • Proficiency using CADD
  • Occasional travel will be required
  • Driving is a requirement of the position.  A clean driving record is required.


*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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


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