Engineer-in-Training - Structures (HOU)

Location:Houston, TX |Minimum Experience:0-3 years


IEA Inc. currently has an opening for an Engineer-in-Training to join our Structures Team in Houston, TX.

This individual will perform bridge and structural design on TxDOT highway projects under the supervision of a Project Manager and/or Structural Task Leader. They may also work with others on civil design assignments as well. Preferably, this person is familiar with the TxDOT Specifications and TxDOT Bridge Design Manual.

The primary duties of the Engineer-in-Training is to produce engineering drawings, layouts, sketches, maps, specifications, and estimates using engineering software with assistance from other Project Engineers and Project Managers. Work may also entail field investigations and inspections.

Job Requirements

  • Apply knowledge of engineering to development of bridge drawings and specifications.
  • Perform structural design assignments requiring application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and codes.
  • Gather and correlate basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.
  • Work on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.
  • Propose approaches to solving new problems encountered.
  • Prepare project designs related to transportation and municipal projects.
  • Prepare technical documents.
  • Regularly work on multiple, unique assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills required for technical reports and proposals a plus.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent from an ABET/EAC accredited program.
  • Texas Engineer-in-Training, or ability to acquire within 3 months.
  • Minimum 0-3 years of structural/bridge experience.
  • Experience in TxDOT or transportation related bridge and retaining wall projects is preferred.


  • Proficient with MicroStation, GEOPAK and/or OpenRoads is preferred.
  • Experienced with AutoCAD: Civil 3D or Similar design software is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ProjectWise is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.) experience is required.


  • In Person or by Mail. Complete an employment application. Include a copy of your resume and deliver to one of our offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Houston.
  • Online. Fill out and submit this online application. Upload your resume with the application.