Current Job Opportunity

Lead Structural Engineer

Washington, DC
Career Level
Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered a minority-owned, professional consulting engineering services firm headquartered in Washington, DC, currently has an excellent opportunity for a talented and energetic, Lead Structural Engineer.

*The staff augmentation is for a 3 year period.*

Candidate will initially set up key processes, as approved by the Program Director and/or the designated Task Manager, and then will assist with implementing those processes. The primary role of the Lead Structural Engineer is as technical support for structures maintenance teams. Candidate will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the structural maintenance crews such as adherence to specifications, work instructions, methods and procedures and product data, as well as assisting with maintenance strategies for frequency and type of maintenance, and materials and equipment selection. Candidate will receive assignments and report directly to the Program Director and/or the Task Manager and work on a day to day basis with the maintenance crews. Candidate will also interface with the structural engineers when new or revised repair procedures are required. Additionally, candidate will be required to work during hours that coincide with and support much of the maintenance work performed by the client occurring during nights and weekends.


  • Generally responsible for providing technical assistance to the structural maintenance crews such as interpreting of and adhering to specifications, work instructions, methods and procedures and product data, as well as assisting with maintenance strategies for frequency and type of maintenance, and materials and equipment selection;
  • Maintain regular logs of technical support work;
  • Achieve and maintain familiarity with maintenance team plans, project specifications, work instructions, schedules, applicable safety regulations, and design, shop and other corresponding working drawings to be knowledgeable about the Maintenance department's obligations/plans/schedule;
  • Provide technical support for various structural repairs and restoration work including, but not limited to, direct fixation track support/grout pads, leak mitigation work, drainage system maintenance and repairs, structural concrete patching and all other related/ancillary structural components;
  • Interface with structural engineers when new or modified repair procedures are needed;
  • Provide input for updating various repair procedures;
  • Provide scheduling recommendations considering allowable work windows;
  • Observe and support maintenance project work in the field to provide technical assistance;
  • Review and analyze conditions/defects and incidents in the asset management database (Maximo and Optram) to help the maintenance crews with decision making on type and frequency of maintenance activities;
  • Coordinate with maintenance crews and maintenance managers, which may require an interface with the reliability team for analysis that drive maintenance program decisions;
  • Provide recommendations to the Program Director on a routine basis for potential improvements to structural asset management strategies, whether maintenance or renewals. Assist the Program Director, maintenance team with input to the Structural Asset Management Plan which is currently in development; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director or designee.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering is required;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the construction and/or preferably maintenance of major transit projects or similar infrastructure is required;
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required;
  • Demonstrated experience with concrete and steel structures is required;
  • Experience with tunnel maintenance, including leak mitigation, is preferred;
  • Experience with maintenance of that trackbed under direct fixation track (trackbed and drainage system cleaning, grout pad renewals) is preferred;
  • Experience with repair of concrete structural defects is preferred;
  • Ability to read and comprehend plans, specifications, and repair procedures, and to assist maintenance crews with interpretation of the documents;
  • Ability to proactively support maintenance crews with options for material and equipment selection and deployment, including associated construction means and methods;
  • Ability to identify and address safety and quality concerns;
  • Ability to coordinate with maintenance staff, communicate effectively with all parties and good interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience with asset management databases such as Maximo and Optram preferred, with incident analysis for maintenance strategy/planning experience also preferred.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite tools;
  • Must be able to successfully complete Railway Worker Protection Certification (RWP) Class;
  • Completion of a 10-hour OSHA safety course, is preferred;
  • Ability to successfully complete the OSHA Confined Spaces Training;
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces;
  • Must be able to pass a government background check;
  • Must be able to work predominately during night and weekend shifts (and Holidays as required); and
  • Must have reliable transportation and must possess a valid District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license.


  • FHWA-NHI-130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges is required
  • FHWA-NHI-130056 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges for Professional Engineers required
  • FHWA-NHI-130078 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges required
  • FHWA-NHI-130110 Tunnel Safety Inspection preferred
  • National Tunnel Inspection Standards (NTIS) preferred
  • Tunnel Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Evaluation (TOMIE) Manual preferred
  • Specifications for the National Tunnel Inventory (SNTI) preferred
  • National Certified Tunnel Inspector (NCTI) preferred

Special Instructions

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Working Conditions 

Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Must be able to work in confined spaces.


Delon Hampton & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer for VEVRAA protected veterans and all other protected classes. DHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Click here for EEO law and policy.

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