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Entry Level Railroad Bridge Engineer

Fair Dermody Consulting Engineers is seeking an entry-level Railroad Bridge Engineer to join our growing civil/structural engineering firm. Located in Portland, Maine, FDCE is an industry leader in railroad structural engineering. With a small team of highly skilled and experienced professionals, we are dedicated to enhancing rail infrastructure and making a lasting impact on communities around the country. We see our projects from inception to fruition; meaning, you’ll have exposure to all aspects of the railroad engineering business (inspection, design, construction observation, bridges, track, etc.). Start your career with a company that is making an industry-impact and can give you the tools and support necessary to learn, grow, and become a well-rounded engineer.
We’ll count on you to:
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Perform design calculations and load ratings for steel, concrete, and timber railroad structures
  • Assist with railroad bridge inspections, including rope access inspections (if desired)
  • Interpret existing bridge plans dating up to 125 years old and become familiar with various types of railroad structures
  • Draft existing and proposed conditions for railroad bridge rehabilitation projects using AutoCAD
  • Perform jacking/temporary support calculations for bridge construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Design and draft railroad bridge deck replacement plans
  • Assist with engineer estimates and technical specification writing
  • Actively participate in professional organizations
What we are looking for:
  • BS in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis
  • E.I. or E.I.T. Certification
  • Passion for bridge engineering
  • Coursework in steel and reinforced concrete design (bridge design course a plus)
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel (MathCAD a plus)
  • Familiarity with structural engineering software (RISA preferred)
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to take responsibility
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality
Why join us?
  • Starting salary range of $60,000 to $65,000 annually, depending on education, qualifications, work experience, and geographic location
  • $2,000 sign-on bonus
  • Annual profit-sharing bonus
  • Generous SEP IRA plan, which has historically contributed 10-15% of employee’s salary into an account owned and controlled by the employee
  • Fully funded medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance policies
  • Flexible hybrid work environment
  • Generous PTO, sick time, and paid holiday policies
  • Wellness incentives
  • Professional membership fees and professional development courses reimbursement
  • Laid-back, dog friendly office environment (did we mention you’ll get your own office?)
All interested candidates, please send your resumes to Drew at
A criminal background and driving record check will be conducted. FDCE is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Random drug and alcohol testing will be required for employees working on railroad property, as required by federal law.
Fair Dermody Consulting Engineers is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.