A Structural Engineer will be responsible for performing and directing structural engineering duties on multi-discipline building design projects of moderate to large scope while working collaboratively with in-house design professionals.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing structural engineering duties as a lead project engineer including analysis and design involving the four major structural materials (concrete, structural steel, wood, and masonry), supervising, and directing the work of EI/EIT’s assigned to the project, coordination with other design disciplines, leading the production of contract documents, and satisfying project budget and schedule requirements
Working on a multi-discipline design team
Meeting with clients to prepare and validate scope of work
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Obtain guidance from Senior Engineers and the Department Head as necessary to resolve technical and coordination issues and conflicting criteria
Direct and supervise the work of EI/EIT’s and REVIT Technicians, and Designers assigned to the project, particularly where unusual or difficult problems are encountered
Performing structural services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments as directed
Performing structural services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing submittals, and preparing record drawings
Complying with the company’s quality control practices and procedures
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from the Department Head, Managing Principals, Project Managers, , Principals and senior management
Working with a multi-discipline team of architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, and project managers
Participate in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Directing, supervising and training junior structural staff as directed
Mentoring and monitoring the professional development of junior structural staff
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform Senior Structural Engineer tasks as directed
Preparing scope and fee proposals for the structural portion of multi-discipline projects or single-discipline, structural-only projects
Conduct project code analysis
Selection and layout of the gravity and lateral-load resisting systems, including consideration of alternative systems
Preparing accurate, complete, and code-compliant structural drawings and specifications for schematic, design development, and construction document submittals
Develop details of building system components
Develop discipline specifications
Reviewing calculations and all work products produced by structural EI/EIT’s assigned to the project, particularly analysis and design assumptions and input data, output results, and boundary conditions for analytical models
Reviewing all work products produced by support staff assigned to the project
Coordinate drawings with technical specifications
Coordinate work product with other disciplines
Incorporate responses to QC comments into the project documents
Review and respond to CA submittals and RFI’s
Perform discipline QA/QC review on assigned projects
Adhere to discipline budget and schedule
Education, Technology, and Experience
Graduation from an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines: Civil Engineering (structural emphasis), Civil and Environmental Engineering (structural emphasis), Civil Engineering Technology (structural emphasis), Architectural Engineering (structural emphasis)
Post-graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering-related degree may be given additional consideration
Must be a fully licensed Professional Engineer or Structural Engineer in at least one US state, preferably in the local jurisdiction
NCEES Record to facilitate licensure through reciprocity is desirable
Attainment of the NCEES MLSE (Model Law Structural Engineer) credential is preferred
Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices with LEED AP or LEED Green Associate accreditation preferred
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
Active participation in NSPE, ASCE, NCSEA or other related professional organizations is desirable
A Structural Engineer should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, accounting, and information management
Working familiarity with RAM, RISA, and SAFE structural software is highly desirable
A Structural Engineer should typically have 4 years or more of significant design and practice experience in a leadership role with a Structural Engineering firm or a multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm. Experience with all four major structural materials (concrete, structural steel, wood, and masonry) and their respective material codes is desirable.
Experience as a Structural Engineer in federal, state, municipal, healthcare, commercial, higher education or similar projects plus experience in Design/Build and CM at Risk project delivery methods is desirable
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession
Work is sedentary and often performed in an office setting. Work area is lighted, heated, and ventilated. This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and lifting of minimal weight. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
We have selected two as common days in the office to nurture collaboration and innovation and to support learning and growth through engagement with colleagues. We are asking everyone to be present on Mondays and Thursdays, with a required third day that will provide additional flexibility and be set established between you and your supervisor (with consideration given to your project team members and clients). Our hope is that this schedule will offer the work-life balance that is desired by all, while providing consistent opportunities for face-to-face collaboration and mentorship.
Clark Nexsen architects and engineers provide design solutions and expertise to a wide range of markets. Our clients benefit from a process forged over nearly a century of design practice delivering projects that solve real problems. Uncovering innovative solutions is the result of our iterative, collaborative process, undertaken with our clients to discover truly exceptional ideas.
We believe ideas have the power to transform the world. As design professionals, it is our social responsibility to advance our communities through innovative, sustainable design. We see design as more than steel and glass; more than concrete and brick; more than lines on paper. At every intersection of every discipline we offer, our focus is on creating spaces and experiences that profoundly impact the lives of those who interact with them.
Leveraging the strength of multiple disciplines, we actively collaborate across intersecting areas of expertise to gain new perspectives, inspire innovation, and generate groundbreaking solutions.