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Assistant Structural Engineer

 Our Structural Engineers are responsible for performing tasks requiring the application of standard structural engineering techniques and procedures. This includes standard design of civil/structural project work, assisting lead engineers with various project duties, and other duties as assigned.  

Opportunities for our Structural Engineers exist in multiple locations and market segments. Our offices are nationwide, but industry work may vary by location. Market segments include Aviation & Federal, Energy, Global Facilities, Oil, Gas, & Chemical, Transportation, Transmission & Distribution and Water groups. Please see below for information on each market: 

Aviation & Federal 
Project work includes site development of a wide range of military facilities and/or design of airfield infrastructure type projects including runways, taxiways, and aprons for military, commercial or municipal clients. Some specific tasks of a structural engineer include but are not limited to: 
  • Designing one-of-a-kind aircraft terminal structures. 
  • Designing aircraft maintenance facilities utilizing long spans up to 600 feet. 
  • Designing federal aviation facilities for the maintenance, repair, and operation of state-of-the-art military aircraft. 
  • Designing federal buildings for R & D of the next generation of weaponry and cyber security. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Design, procurement, and construction of structural related components of power-generating facilities. Design work will include both the construction of the new generation facilities and improvements and/or expansion of existing facilities. Some specific tasks of a structural engineer include but are not limited to: 
  • Building, utility rack, and equipment support structure design for electric generating facilities. 
  • Foundation analysis & design for equipment, buildings, and other structures. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Global Facilities 
Project work includes design on sites and facilities in the industries of manufacturing, food processing, on-site energy generation, healthcare, research, and commercial and institutional facilities. Example projects include jet aircraft testing and production facilities, food production facilities, central utility plants, hospitals and research labs, university facilities, and commercial buildings. Some specific tasks for a structural engineer in Global Facilities include: 
  • Perform detailed structural analysis, design, and calculations for a variety of structural systems and materials, including but not limited to: steel, concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel, foundations, framing, connections, and bracing. 
  • Designing new industrial and manufacturing facilities, equipment foundations and utility supports, modifications/renovations to existing buildings, below-grade and above-grade structures, structural support for complex processes/systems/equipment. 
  • Provide construction support by answering construction questions, reviewing contractor submittals, and performing field site visits. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Oil, Gas, & Chemicals 
Perform analysis and design of structures for new oil refinery and petrochemical facilities; chemical, biofuel and industrial facilities. Structures include foundation systems and steel structures for: distillation towers, heaters, compressors, pumps, and fans, and building structures; unloading and storage facilities; cooling towers; and underground structures, pipe racks, mechanical and electrical equipment platform structures. Some specific tasks for a structural engineer in the group include: 
  • Design of various types of foundations to support equipment, pipe racks, process structures and cable tray/piping supports. 
  • Design of structural steel framing members for pipe racks, process structures and supports. 
  • Design modules for lifting and transportation. 
  • Check adequacy of existing structures and foundations for new loads. Design retrofits, as required. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Transmission & Distribution 
Project work includes design of electrical substations; both overhead and underground high-voltage transmission lines. The market is continuing to evolve due to technology advancements and policy changes. Projects partner with utilities to design, plan, and improve the modern electric grid. Structural tasks within the group include: 
  • Designing slab and deep foundations for substation equipment to support line structures. 
  • Large mat foundation design for electrical transformers, such as spread footings, mat foundations, strip footings, drilled piers, and steel piles. 
  • Foundation design incorporating oil containment. 
  • Design and analyze structures to support rigid bus inside electrical substations. 
  • Analyze rigid bus systems to assess the structural capacity of insulators and stress and deflection in the aluminum bus. 
  • Assisting in the construction executing including development of civil construction specifications, cost estimate preparation, and survey coordination. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Project work includes highway design, municipal roadway design, traffic engineering, transportation planning, intelligent transportation systems, and rail engineering. Structural engineering tasks within the group include: 
  • Designing structural features within transportation including bridges, retaining walls, etc. 
  • Begin developing skills in software such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, BGS, PGSuper, and Rise. 
  • Utilize structural codes such as ASCE, AASHTO, ACI, etc. 
  • Assist with ad hoc projects as assigned by managers. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 
Typical structures include concrete vaults and wet-wells, tanks (filters, aeration basins, clarifiers, etc.), and pump stations. Typical building types to support our projects are masonry, pre-cast concrete, and pre-engineered metal buildings. In addition to design of new structures, condition assessments of existing facilities and recommendations for rehabilitation is expected. Perform structural design of projects from the conceptual phase through design completion. 
  • Modify and review production drawings to meet project requirements. 
  • Design structural components for project needs and requirements that are set forth by the project managers. 
  • Applies strong knowledge of commonly used structural engineering/design concepts, principles, practices, codes, and procedures within the structural engineering services industry. 
  • Research and compile project related data as required by the project managers. 
  • Perform field inspections, measurements, or calculations for public and private clients. 
  • All other duties as assigned. 

  • Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering or related degree from an ABET accredited program. 
  • Or Bachelor of Science in Structural or related Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. 
  • Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for one year of experience. 
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Engineer-in-Training (EIT) strongly preferred. 
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred. 
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred. 
  • Involvement on campus or in the community. 
  • Basic knowledge in standard structural engineering techniques, principles and procedures. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills. 
  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite). 
  • Basic computer skills include structural analysis programs (e.g., RISA), AutoCAD and BIM (e.g., Revit and Tekla). 
  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. 
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.