Board & Vellum is looking for an awesome and experienced individual to lead and grow a new in-house Structural Engineering team to support single-family residential projects within the firm and with external design teams. The ideal candidate is extremely organized, works well with clients and colleagues, and is driven to help grow a new team within a growing firm. This role will work closely with the Managing Principal to determine growth goals and other members of the Leadership Team to manage studio workflow. This position requires the ability to manage others, coordinate workflow, assign project teams, actively mentor, and oversee the project delivery processes. A strong knowledge of innovative structural design and local building codes is a must. This position is ideal for an entrepreneurial spirit that is energized by building a team from the ground up within the framework of an established practice. The position will be focused on single-family residential projects, integrating with our team of architects, landscape architects, and interior designers. Willingness to foster collaboration with other disciplines at the start of any scale project is key to the success of the position. Though we do have some fully-remote employees, this position must be local, able to be present in-office at our Capitol Hill location. Salary commensurate with experience, range:$125k-$160k.
In the First Three Months YouWill
Contribute as a subject matter expert to all internal projects requiring structural guidance.
Develop an integrated scope of work for proposals for new work to include structural design.
Maintain positive client relationships for all projects.
Assess the current work and projected growth to recommend a hiring schedule to build an in-house structural team.
Over Time YouWill
Lead a team of structural engineering professionals supporting single-family residential and smaller commercial work within the office.
Actively contribute to firm leadership and business development on a consistent basis.
Act as a subject matter expert and actively foster a culture of learning to grow staff capabilities.
Mentor and motivate structural and non-structural staff to elevate our projects through a comprehensive process of integrated design across disciplines.
Help shape and maintain studio culture and develop a high-performing studio with fiscal oversight.
Consider firm ownership.
Licensed structural engineer with 12+ years of experience.
Technical delivery and contract review expertise.
Experience in business development and contract negotiation.
Demonstrated ability to manage others, coordinate workflow, assign project teams, mentor, and oversee project delivery processes.
Ability to run multiple projects from simple to complex simultaneously, and lead project teams collaboratively.
Participation and presence in industry organizations and professional affiliations.
Collaborative spirit to help grow and mentor a dynamic studio with engaged team members.
Experience working with clients and skill in client care.
Familiarity with Seattle and Seattle-area codes and permitting is a requirement.
In our short history, Board & Vellum has won national and local awards, had lots of great press, grew to nearly 50 people, and created a damn awesome, award-winning place to work. We’re looking for driven and dynamic individuals to join our team.
Everyone here has a say in how we operate, and direct influence on our guiding values. We think it’s a pretty special place, and finding someone that not only buys into that — but also clicks with our firm culture — is essential.
We are designers through and through, and we apply our education and experience solving difficult design problems to the design of our experience working as a collaborative team. Over the years, we’ve evolved as a firm — all the while anchored by our values, advocating for our clients, our team, and our community.