Structural Engineer – Louisville, CO Office

BDI is looking for a Structural Engineer to join our team in Louisville, CO. The successful candidate will work on all aspects of projects within our Testing, Monitoring, and Engineering Program. Tasks may include planning and implementing of testing/monitoring program on various structure types (dams, bridges, buildings), coordination with clients, field installation, field testing, analysis of test results, interpretation of data, finite element modeling, structural analysis, code-based calculations, and report writing. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting group where you will work with and be mentored by senior technical staff.

BDI is a nationally recognized leader in testing, monitoring, and nondestructive evaluation of civil structures. The company started over 30 years ago and has helped shape the current industry standards of testing and monitoring of structures. Through its history of testing over 1,000 structures, BDI has touched some of the most iconic infrastructure in the world. BDI works with a wide variety of clients from DOTs, Public Utility Districts, the US Army Corps of Engineers, consulting engineering firms, academic institutions, design-build teams, P3s, and private infrastructure owners. The variety of work and exposure to some of the most interesting civil infrastructure projects on a day-to-day basis at BDI is what excites and retains our staff the most.

When you join BDI, you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture, focused on delivering best practices. You will find that we offer a collaborative and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. We encourage all of our employees to strive for personal excellence and to act with integrity and honesty. We are looking for candidates who enjoy delivering innovative, value-based solutions for our clients and who have a desire to learn, grow and have fun doing it. Those who take initiative and who are self-motivated will thrive in BDI’s environment. If you are looking for an exciting career with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of unique structures, BDI may be the place for you. If you have a taste for adventure, enjoy traveling, and like challenging work, then this position is right for you. To learn more about our company, please visit our website

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing various project engineer tasks
  • Development of instrumentation plans and testing documents
  • Project coordination, planning, and logistics
  • Significant physical labor while on jobsites
  • Working at heights
  • Jobsite engineering decision-making
  • Updating documents and photos once returned from field
  • Data review and interpretation
  • Structural analysis
  • Report development and writing
  • Use of various design codes in analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering
  • EIT required, PE preferred
  • 3-8 years structural engineering experience (design, analysis, or construction management)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to travel (50%+ fieldwork)
  • Willing to work out in the field
  • Experience with hand tools

Preferred Qualifications

  • Instrumentation/testing/monitoring/structural health monitoring experience
  • AutoCAD experience
  • AASHTO experience
  • Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, VBA, among others)
  • Construction industry experience
  • Finite element modeling experience
  • Load rating experience
  • Strong structural mechanics background


Structural Engineering: 3 years (Required)


Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • PE (Preferred)
  • EIT (Required)

Required travel

50% (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Overtime

Please email with a cover letter and resume, outlining all job-related certifications and experience you hold.

    About Us: BDI is a consulting and manufacturing firm that has been providing high-quality instruments and testing and monitoring services worldwide since 1989. BDI Headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Louisville, CO; in addition, we have local offices in Philadelphia, PA, Raleigh, NC, and New Orleans, LA, and international bases in both Manchester and London, UK.

    Equipped with various types of data acquisition systems and sensors, our highly qualified engineers and technicians develop instrumentation plans, execute testing, and perform sophisticated analytical modeling. We also develop and manufacture most of the testing hardware and software used on our projects.

    This unique combination of sophisticated engineering and instrumentation design makes BDI the most qualified, all-in-one firm for structural testing and monitoring.

    Background and Philosophy:

    BDI is a very dynamic, growing company that thrives on the creativity and ideas of its employees. As a BDI engineer, you will be asked to not only work on existing projects, but also help obtain new projects by creating, maintaining, and utilizing a professional network. Along the way, we will provide a variety of safety training including ropes access, structure inspection, and just about any other type of professional development opportunities that you would be interested in pursuing.

    Within several years of being employed at BDI, our engineers tend to be well-rounded and well-travelled. We take on an amazingly wide spectrum of projects ranging from evaluating the performance of a radial lift gate on the Snake River, to installing a monitoring system on a historic fort on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, to running a building floor test in Saudi Arabia, not to mention testing and training for customers all over the world in between projects.

    We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and interested in developing their own career in structural testing, monitoring, and evaluation. Depending on the project, long hours will be necessary at times and as a team member you may be called to assist a crew (both onsite and remotely) with short notice. BDI does not just provide you a job, but rather an opportunity and a challenge to see where you can take your career.

    No need to apply if you are looking for a comfortable, predictable, 9-to-5 engineering position. However, if you have a taste for adventure, enjoy traveling, and like challenging yet sometimes difficult work, then this position is right for you.

    Bridge Diagnostics, Inc. ensures non-discrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact our office at +1.303.494.3230 ext. 116

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