Senior Structural Engineer - Bridges

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Senior Structural Engineer Bridges | Dubai, UAE
 Parsons’ engineering and construction management staff members create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure.


Determines methods and solutions for complex engineering problems and selects the most efficient and economical manner in meeting the objectives.  Applies advanced engineering techniques and analyses within a discipline. Accept personal responsibility for the performance of assigned tasks, to be proactive, display initiative and accepts responsibility of staff working under his / her direct supervision. Many assignments involve CAE (computer aided engineering)/CAD (computer aided design) applications.  Willingness to travel or relocate to client, or construction site locations, as required.


  1. Technical / Technical Leadership
  • Performs complex engineering tasks and particularly important engineering work efficiently and accurately.
  • Recommends and prepares technical papers.
  • Be able to develop and check structural schemes including comparisons of alternatives and prepare concept design reports;
  • Be able to prepare and deliver presentations to Clients;
  • Be able to present and defend designs (prepared by him or by others) in front of Clients and obtain approvals.
  • Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.
  • Be able to independently & objectively verify works produced by another design team.
  1. Design / Project Management
  • Mentor, coach and develop staff and assist them to achieve their full potential.
  • Be able to lead smaller design teams on technical assignments.
  • Plan, manage, and supervise the work of project requiring expenditure of manpower and financial investment.
  • Completes other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
  • May function as discipline Project Engineer on medium to large projects, assuming responsibility for the work of the group.
  • Manage production of designs by others and provides technical guidance to CAD Designers, Drafters, and lower level Engineers working on the same project.
  • Maintain good communication and cooperation with all project team members.
  • Understand and demonstrate value of diversity. Resolve conflicts with minimum noise.
  • Understand and respect the hierarchy in decision making; follow decisions and instructions given by Line Manager.
  • Reviews supplier drawing submittals and performs technical bid analyses.
  • Prepares and issues specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents.
  • Be able to project manage multi discipline projects ensuring all designs produced by different disciplines are well coordinated.
  • Understand the importance of timeliness to internal and external clients. Achieve reliability and credibility in regard to meeting deadlines. Be punctual.
  • Maximize billable time commensurate with responsibilities.
  • Always keep commitments, particularly time and cost commitments. Acceptance of personal responsibilities.
  • Ensure that project / team delivery program and profit objectives are met. Assist with reporting, billing and monitoring of variations in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate the work of the project team with other engineering disciplines through liaison with other professionals.  Monitor the work of staff allocated to specific group projects to ensure that technical competence and performance meet the requirements of allocated projects. Ensure that all projects are delivered on time and on budget.


- 4-year degree in Engineering (or related field) with 10 years of related work experience.  

- Membership of Industry recognized professional institute; Preferably has attained professional recognition (PE or Chartered status);


    • Receptive approach and Flexibility;
    • Excellent self management skills;
    • Strong  technical skills;
    • Knowledge of corporate standards; Good project management skills and business acumen;
    • Well versed in structural analysis software such as MIDAS / SAP2000 / CSI Bridge / STAAD;
    • Familiar with BIM process / procedures and platforms for e.g. Autodesk / Bentley / Tekla;
    • Well versed in analysis and design of bridge projects using American and Eurocodes;
    • Experienced in designing / reviewing steel structures, connections & reviewing steel fabrication drawings;
    • Adequately experienced in leading teams in designing & delivering bridge projects; Middle East experience is preferred.
    • Dynamic leader to lead teams to produce designs and manage production by Engineers and drafts persons of designs of bridges, prepare design reports and get the related drawings prepared;

    Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

    Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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