Senior Project Engineer (1014) Design- Bridges & Buildings

Category:  Engineering
Facility:  SEPTA Headquarters
City:  Philadelphia
Date:  Jul 7, 2024
Req ID:  2342


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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the sixth largest transportation system in the United States, with a vast network of fixed route services including bus, subway/elevated, trackless trolley, light rail, and commuter rail serving a 2,200 square mile service region. SEPTA has become an integral force in the economic success of the Philadelphia region, providing an efficient and reliable source of transportation. 


We are seeking candidates for the position of Senior Project Engineer (1014) Design- Bridges & Buildings in the B&B/Bridges & Buildings department.   



Opening Date: 01/11/2024

Closing Date: 02/01/2024

Re-Posted: Untill Filled

Job Grade: 41

Starting Salary: $112,476.00

Additional $5,000 salary increase for having a Pennsylvania PE License.



This position is responsible for undertaking engineering/quality assurance assignments that are considered to be of "significant complexity" in size and scope. This position is further responsible to provide technical support and direction for engineering/quality assurance activities including the definition and coordination for design review and implementation, establishing inspection plans, program/project development and consulting, statistical methods, audits, and continuous improvement approaches to ensure activities are consistent with SEPTA mission values and goals.


The Senior Structural Engineer will lead structural design project teams to create world class designs for new projects, alterations, and redevelopments on a variety of transmission and distribution projects across multiple clients in the public and private sector. The Senior Structural Engineer will lead the project team throughout the design and construction process, adapting structural plans and specifications according to budget constraints, design factors or client needs.


  • Consults with managerial level as necessary in project/program definition.
  • Exercises proper judgment in application of advanced engineering and quality assurance principles.
  • Assists in preparation of budgets for proposed projects/programs and work to be contracted to a third party.
  • Demonstrates effective technical writing skills.
  • Provides highly specialized technical expertise in support of project/program activities.
  • Assists manager on request in furtherance of his/her duties.
  • Complies with all Authority and departmental safety and security policies and procedures as well as all applicable job safety responsibilities.  Reports any safety concerns, compromises or hazards affecting operations, the public, self and/or other employees. Responsible for personal safety and is encouraged to promote the safety of others.
  • Performs other duties as required.



  • Responsible for Engineering design and analysis in assigned field (i.e. CE, ME, EE, Structural, Track)
  • Responsibilities shall include conceptual, preliminary, final design, and costing of projects as directed by senior level supervision/management.
  • Implement design plans, specifications, and construction procedures in areas of responsibility.
  • Participate in in field investigations relative to adequacy of end product(s)being acceptable.
  • Accumulate sufficient knowledge of current state-of-the-art processes, procedures and availability as they affect ones assignment.
  • Possess the experience to detect appropriate contract/specification compliance in work assignments involving internal and/or third party contractors.
  • Generate, review, and implement compliance processes for regulated infrastructure. Ensure documentation accuracy in order to obtain all required certifications.
  • Perform field equipment inspections, participate in problem resolution with maintenance staff, and general and track service requests.
  • Ready to work off hours as projects assignments require for night and weekend outages.
  • Generate written memoranda, technical reports, audits, etc., and interfaces with government agencies when appropriate to support compliance requirements.
  • Utilizes and maintains the Departmental Engineering Website. Train peers and/or subordinates as required.
  • Oversees Departmental use of various types of engineering software and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) system to ensure consistent quality engineering/architectural documents.


  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering preferred, with seven (7) years of satisfactory progressive relevant work experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in the latest Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD required. Familiarity with various types of engineering software preferred.
  • Knowledge of all state, local and applicable equipment codes for the assigned area required (e.g., IBC, ASCE 7-16, AISC, ACI, AREMA, and PennDOT Programs).
  • Valid Driver’s License required.
  • PE License preferred




SEPTA offers a comprehensive benefits and retirement program for ALL employees, including: 

  • Medical – “Minimal annual premium contribution” 


Benefit plans with “No Employee annual premium contribution”: 

  • Prescription 

  • Dental 

  • Vision 


Additional benefits we offer: 

  • Pension Plan / Retirement Savings 

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan 

  • Voluntary Governmental 457B Deferred Comp Plan 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • SEPTA Transportation Pass – FREE travel on all SEPTA modes of transportation 

  • SEPTA employees qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program 


SEPTA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.             

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia