What You Need to Know to Pursue A Career in Transportation Engineering

Corporate, Engineering + InfrastructureFeb 02, 2023

The latest episode of American Structurepoint’s Making Our Point podcast explores transportation engineering as a career choice. This is the fourth in a series of podcasts that focus on the different types of engineering to help young adults determine whether engineering is right for them.

American Structurepoint Vice President and National Transportation Director Ben Borcherding shares examples of projects transportation engineers often tackle. Transportation engineering focuses on the planning and design of roads, bridges, rail lines, bus lines, and systems to help people move safely and efficiently. Borcherding provides excellent insights for people considering a transportation engineering career, such as qualifications needed, what to expect when entering the field, career paths and salary ranges for transportation engineers and more. American Structurepoint Executive Vice President and Partner Steve Davidson hosts the podcast.

“Transportation engineers are in great need. The US has more than 4 million miles of public roads and 617,000 bridges that need repair, and we’re currently seeing a lot of investment in improving our roads and bridges," - Ben Borcherding

Transportation engineers help solve complex transportation needs with innovative solutions. Transportation engineering is a very stable industry, and it’s growing. There are vast infrastructure needs and money allocated to communities and state departments of transportation across the country. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides up to $1.2 trillion in federal funding, which is the biggest investment in infrastructure in the country’s history.

“Transportation engineers are in great need,” Borcherding said. “The latest stats show that more than 40% of the nation’s roads are in poor or mediocre condition. The US has more than 4 million miles of public roads and 617,000 bridges that need repair, and we’re currently seeing a lot of investment in improving our roads and bridges,” Borcherding said.

To learn more about transportation engineering and to find out if this career is for you, listen to the podcast episode entitled "What You Should Know About Tranporation Engineering." You can find the podcast at https://structurepoint.buzzsprout.com, under the “Company” tab on structurepoint.com, or on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more. And if you are a job seeker reading this, be sure to check out structurepoint.com/careers to see all our openings!

About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a national architecture and engineering consulting firm. We define the standard of excellence for people across the world who want help building and bettering their community. American Structurepoint professionals work in 16 design centers in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently listed the company as a Top 200 Design Firm. The firm achieved its highest ranking ever on the 2022 list, rising to No. 134. After more than 56 years of steady growth, American Structurepoint offers complete consulting and comprehensive design services to improve the quality of life for our people and our communities. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com.