Marine Structural Engineer

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Baird & Associates

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Marine Structural Engineer

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W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. (Baird) provides professional engineering and technical services related to the design of coastal structures and facilities that interact with the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. Baird is recognized for the successful completion of innovative and practical projects throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

We provide a stimulating work environment, with opportunities for domestic and international travel, professional development, and ownership potential within the company. Baird is a 100-person engineering firm specializing in coastal, marine, and riverine engineering with offices in the U.S., Canada, Barbados, Chile, and Australia.  We are one of the only firms in the world dedicated exclusively to marine and coastal projects, and we encourage you to visit our website ( to gain additional insight into our company, capabilities, and experience.

W.F. Baird & Associates is seeking several motivated, dynamic, and personable Marine Structural Engineers with experience in analysis, design, and construction of port, offshore, and waterfront structures. This position will complement and expand our existing team strengths in coastal and marine structures, navigation engineering & risk analysis, offshore wind, coastal protection and restoration, river engineering, resiliency, port engineering, and construction management. This role can be located in any of our current office locations in Madison, WI | Houston, TX | Kalamazoo, MI | New York, NY | San Francisco, CA | Baton Rouge, LA


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage, and assist with routine and complex port, offshore, and waterfront structural engineering projects world-wide, including flood protection projects
  • Work across our different offices and time zones
  • Manage design, engineering, and preparation of plans and specifications
  • Manage project delivery from conception through completion
  • Mentoring and technical oversight of junior scientists and engineers
  • Participate in proposal preparation and interviews, as necessary


Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in the structural engineering of infrastructure
  • U.S PE registration
  • The ability to analyze and design as an individual contributor. The ability to create concrete and steel drawings and details (manually or by CAD) and to perform analyses in SAP2000 or a similar FE program.
  • Strong report-writing skills
  • Working knowledge of codes and standards relevant to marine structural engineering
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills (English)
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Flexible work style, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment, meet challenging deadlines and client needs
  • Ability to work well on multi-disciplinary, geographically distributed teams (internal and external) under tight deadlines and changing scope
  • Willingness to travel for several 1-2 week periods domestically and internationally. Occasional assignments may be longer


Nice to have Qualifications

  • Masters in Structural Engineering
  • Experience with geotechnical, arctic, offshore, or construction engineering, including EnSoft software products
  • Experience with deep foundations and retaining walls (or bulkheads or cofferdams)
  • Seismic design and the principles of perform based design
  • Broad interest in multiple areas of marine and coastal engineering
  • Creativity and flexibility in design, as part of the collaboration with a client


Baird is employee-owned.  We offer competitive compensation and benefits.  Please attach your cover letter and résumé to your application.

W.F. Baird & Associates is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an EOE/M/F/D/V.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


Disclaimer: The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.