Bridge Engineer

Job Locations CA-ON-Ottawa
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Regular Full-Time
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Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a thought leader, a trusted advisor and a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation in a flexible work environment, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment. 


Your opportunity 

Do you have a passion for bridge engineering and providing exceptional technical engineering solutions to MTO and local municipalities in Ontario? Do you enjoy sharing your technical expertise with others? Are you committed to the development of yourself and others? Do you like working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? Are you a trusted technical advisor and problem solver? If you are someone with exceptional technical knowledge and skills you will thrive in this position at Dillon.


Dillon’s Transportation and Facilities technical group is looking for a Bridge Engineer to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects, signature bridges, heritage bridges and medium to long span bridges, share your exceptional engineering solutions and provide clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience.


We offer flexible work hours to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life. This position is available at our Ottawa office. 


What your day will look like


  • Provide design leadership and technical expertise on a variety of structural projects, including structural design and analysis of bridges, culverts and other transportation structures
  • Prepare specifications and details for drawing production in addition to Code and regulatory review
  • Review shop drawings and field services in design and construction

Project Management

  • Project manage structural engineering team activities and support to project managers/technical staff in the delivery of multidisciplinary projects across the company
  • Coordinate design team activities to maintain project schedules and ensure successful project completion
  • Effectively engage with sub-consultants and clients

Business Development 

  • Leadership in providing quality client services, with particular emphasis with government and infrastructure contractor clients within the transportation market
  • Contribute to proposals and development and new business opportunities
  • Business travel upon request

Learning & Development

  • Commit to self-development and ongoing learning and professional development
  • Input to the career development of junior staff, including technical direction, training recommendations, coaching and mentoring
  • Contribute to Dillon’s corporate profile through active participation in professional associations and committees


What you will need to succeed

  • A degree in civil engineering.  Graduate level degree would be an asset
  • Licensed to practice as a structural engineer
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in bridge design


  • Proficient in the full range of design activities, including preparation of preliminary and detail design drawings and reports, contract document preparation and tendering
  • Experienced in the design of various bridge types, culverts and other transportation structures
  • Proficiency in the use of computer modeling techniques using SAP2000, CSiBridge, or STAAD and familiarity with current AutoCAD software
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills along with both verbal and written communication
  • Proficient technical report and specification writing skills
  • Experience in construction contract administration would be an asset
  • Experience with bridge maintenance and rehabilitation is an asset  

Why choose Dillon


Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop.


We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words that result in actions build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard;
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences

In addition, we offer:

  • Employee share purchase plan
    • Dillon is 100% employee owned and share ownership is open to all full-time regular employees
  • A competitive compensation package
    • Comprehensive health benefits
    • Generous retirement savings plan
    • Student loan repayment assistance with matching employer contributions
  • Flexible work hours 
    • Dillon values its staff and the contributions that are made each day and understands that work arrangements can differ based on personal needs and business needs.  We are taking a trust-based approach to offer a variety of flexible work options to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.
  • Learning and Development opportunities
    • As a knowledge-based business, the organic growth of our knowledge and skills occur through our work performance and roles. The creation and sharing of knowledge allows us to take local knowledge to scale, capture lessons learned through experience, and continuously improve service delivery. The development of self and others is an evident and measured core behaviour within our organization
    • We use a composite approach to development including coaching to build the how, mentoring to share lessons, advising to round out perspectives, and co-creation of knowledge through internal learning opportunities
  • Focus on Innovation
    • The ability to anticipate, examine, and adopt new and innovative solutions is a crucial driver for the continual and progressive advancement of our business performance. In our culture, people are empowered to reflect and question current practices and seek forward looking solutions to today’s problems and tomorrow’s opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
    • A variety of EFAP tools and online resources to support well-being are available to all employees
  • Wellness Subsidy
    • Our employees can take advantage of wellness subsidy that can be put towards expenses for a variety of health and/or wellness related activities such as gym membership, purchase of home fitness equipment, yoga classes  and dance classes

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 22 offices and more than 1100 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.


Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 17 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.


Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 


Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business.

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!


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