Structures Engineering Manager

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Baltimore, MD, United States

Phone: 4104095027
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Structures Engineering Manager


Baltimore, MD 


75,763 - 124,086

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**Open to All Qualified Candidates**
This position serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority

IMPORTANT: We are only providing electronic notifications of your application status to the email address provided on the application.  Timely attention to application notifications is important.  Your email provider may have security levels which disrupt our email receipt.  We suggest monitoring all email folders, including Spam or Junk, as needed.  

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes, across the State of Maryland. For 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees to achieve these goals.

Description: The MDTA is seeking a driven professional to serve as the Structures Engineering Manager to lead the Office of Engineering’s Structures Division.  
 Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Implement and achieve the MDTA's goals of system preservation and enhancement relating to structural inspection, condition assessments, complex engineering design and rehabilitation involving various components of the MDTA's surface transportation system;
  • Provide review, supervision, and direction to professional engineers for all MDTA projects involving structure types including retaining walls, highway tunnels, vent buildings, high mast light poles, cantilever and overhead sign structures, fixed span bridges, a movable bridge [bascule girder], and the State’s most complex signature structures (i.e., Bay Bridge [main span is suspension cable], Key Bridge [suspended span thru truss], Tydings Bridge [deck truss], Fort McHenry Tunnel [submersed tube], etc.);  
  • Provide immediate response to emergency situations such as bridge/tunnel closures due to accidents, etc. to perform essential engineering inspection and design services to reopen the structures as quickly as possible; 
  • Coordinate maintenance and construction projects, direct various multi-million-dollar projects from concept to design, procurement and construction; 
  • Serve as the lead with regard to the Structures unit in budget planning, development and control for Operating and Capital budgets;
  • Administer all permits for overweight loads traveling through Maryland on MDTA's road system;
  • Research, evaluate and assess construction methods relating to structural rehabilitation and design, material products, and inspection methods for implementation and perform value-engineering analyses;
  • Manage the preparation of plans and specifications using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, and Microstation (CADD);
  • Manage the performance of structural engineering analyses that require proficient use of Merlin Dash, LARS, STAAD, and other engineering software;
  • Oversee the Annual Facilities Inspection Program;
  • Oversee the Structures Asset Management Program;
  • Develop and review divisional policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate the procurement and manage large consultant engineering contracts and large capital budget allocations; 
  • Provide technical expertise, engineering oversight and direction of in-house and consultant Professional Engineers for all aspects of structural design, construction, inspection, asset management, planning studies, preventative maintenance, restoration and preservation, rehabilitation and replacement programs and projects.
 This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Engineering.  The position is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

MDTA employees are offered a generous benefits package including: a minimum of 10 paid holidays, a minimum of 27* days of leave annually (personal, vacation, and sick), access to the State Pension System, deferred compensation plans, excellent health, dental, and vision plans, and more!

 *May be prorated based upon start date.  




Possession of a Maryland Professional Engineer license, in the appropriate option, is required. Evidence of license must be presented at time of appointment.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience managing engineering projects as a licensed professional engineer.  Two (2) years of this experience must include managing structures engineering projects.  

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (BCSE) with a concentration in structures
  • Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Bridge Inspector's Certification
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Tunnel Inspector's Certification
It is essential that you provide complete and accurate informationPlease include all relevant experience on your application.  This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.
If you have held 
more than one (1) position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.   


Licenses & Certifications

1.  An applicant's current license as a Professional Engineer in a state with comparable requirements acceptable to the Maryland State Board for Professional Engineers, in the appropriate option for which application is made, will be accepted but the applicant must obtain a Maryland Professional Engineer license within twelve (12) months of appointment. Evidence of out of state license must be presented at time of appointment.

2.  Employees in this classification are assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.  Applicants must list the license number and date of expiration on the application.  


1.  Registration requirements are established under Title 14, Business Occupations and Professions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
2. Employees of the Maryland Department of Transportation assigned to especially sensitive locations or facilities may be required to obtain and maintain a special security badge.

Additional Information

1.  Employees may be subject to emergency recall 24 hours a day and may be required to maintain a reliable communication link (telephone or pager) for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.

2.  Eligible applicants may be subject to a background investigation under federal or State laws and regulations. A conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. Erroneous, misleading or fraudulent information on an application is sufficient grounds for rejection from the hiring process, removal from the list of eligibles, withdrawal of an offer for employment or immediate discharge.

Please apply on-line at RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.   Paper applications (Form DTS-1) will not be accepted for this recruitment.
Resumes must be included for consideration of candidacy. Please attach your resume to the electronic application prior to submitting.
Please be advised that the State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Selected candidate(s) may be subject to background and reference checks.
The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

The Maryland Transportation Authority is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDTA does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.
MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission - connecting our customers to life’s opportunities.  Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses!
Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.