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Contech Engineered Solutions Llc


Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Summary

The Design Engineer works primarily in a structural engineering design role and provides technical support to sales personnel, consulting engineers, contractors, and customers in conjunction with the promotion and installation and evaluation of Contech s products. Develops engineering solutions for specific projects involving short to medium span bridge projects for national clients related to Contech s bridge products. Works closely with and maintains effective working relationships with individuals within the Engineering, CAD, Marketing / Sales and Operations Teams to meet common goals and commercial objectives of the company. Provides input, review and mentoring to various members of the Engineering Dept. and CAD Team in the preparation of engineering and drawing submittals for customers. Adheres to company policies and assists in risk management efforts.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides project specific design services focusing on Contech s precast concrete bridge products including preparation of engineering drawings and calculations, review of project plans, developing project solutions, providing technical advice to assist the field sales team with integration and acceptance of Contech s products into site plans.
  • Performs structural analysis and design of bridge elements including superstructure, foundations, and retaining walls.
  • Works effectively with in-house engineers and CAD Techs, Sales / Marketing Team members as well as with outside engineers in the specification and design of Contech s products.
  • Provides technical support to the Operations / Manufacturing Team as required for the proper fabrication of Contech s products.
  • Communicates and coordinates efforts with field sales staff and the manufacturing team regarding any questions and concerns involving the proper design, manufacture and installation of Contech s products.
  • Checks work produced by other team members to assure accuracy.
  • Handles calls from the field sales / marketing team, outside consultants and plant personnel and provides competent technical advice and input.
  • Maintains engineering standards, policies, best practices and procedures.
  • Helps to develop training programs and aids for Contech s products.
  • Assists in the writing and development of technical papers and product literature needed for the support and the promotion of Contech s products.
  • Has a working knowledge and familiarity with the governing specifications covering Contech s products. Assists in the development, writing and modification of such specifications. May serve on technical committees in efforts to develop these specifications.
  • Maintains knowledge and certifications in civil/structural engineering field. Attends industry trade shows, continuing education courses and seminars as necessary.
  • May travel to job sites to provide technical support, consultation and evaluation related to Contech s products.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Education

Required minimum education: 4 year Bachelor s Degree

Required Major/Focus: Civil Engineering

Preferred Major/Focus: Civil Engineering with structural emphasis

  • Combination of post-secondary education and experience will be considered in lieu of degree.


Preferred: EIT, or preparing for EIT



  • 1-2 years in civil engineering project preferred
  • Entry Level Candidates will be considered
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Excel and Microsoft Office computer skills.
  • Strong communication skills written and verbal.
  • Ability to travel 1-5% of the time.


  • AutoCAD skills proficiency
  • Finite element analysis and/or structural analysis software exposure

Local Candidates Only Please. No Relocation Assistance is Available.

Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Click here to view information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement. Contech is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513) ###-####.

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