Smith and Syberg is conducting a search for a Structural Engineer for a highly successful construction and engineering firm. Our client has an award-winning history of growth and success. The company is strong in the vertical construction sector, including industrial, commercial, institutional, and medical facilities. The company also has engineering capabilities in the heavy highway sector, offering stability for the 70-year-old corporate culture based on integrity, teamwork, quality, and customer service.
The Structural Engineer is responsible for the interpretation of design criteria, related structural analysis, and creation of permit and construction drawings and specifications. The position requires coordination with construction management and field personnel, suppliers, vendors, and other design team members. The Structural Engineer must be able to work on several projects at the same time and ensure timely completion of each project deliverable.
Analyze, design, and create construction documents for various structures and structural elements including, but not limited to, structural steel, reinforced concrete, wood and masonry building systems; soil retention systems; shallow and deep foundations including spread footings, drilled shafts and helical piles; press foundations; formwork systems; shoring and reshoring systems; and other items as assigned. Ensure all designs follow governing codes and standards.
Approximately 75% of the work will focus on building/civil construction and 25% on heavy highway and bridge support.
Work with project managers to develop solutions to field problems/difficulties.
Assist Marketing or Construction Management personnel with preliminary designs for bidding or preliminary costing of projects.
Receive and respond to all engineering related questions or requests from field personnel, project management and/or marketing personnel.
Communicate directly with customers dealing with in-depth engineering/technical responses.
Check all drawings for accuracy.
Conduct peer reviews of other team member’s work as requested.
Assist with pre-construction activities as needed: construction planning and design; interpretation of design and drawings; application of construction methods; bid packages.
Carefully review owner provided equipment drawings and associated loads and coordinate foundations designs accordingly.
Interpret various design discipline drawings; prepare takeoffs; research and recommend resolutions to drawing interpretation problems, conflicts, and errors.
Coordinate with Construction Project Managers, Superintendents or Lead personnel regarding construction means and methods and related problem solving.
Coordinate and liaise with Engineering Consulting firms.
Provide technical direction and assistance to Superintendents, Project Engineers and Foremen.
Assist with constructability reviews and value engineering functions. Recommend new (or improved) construction processes, equipment, material, techniques, and methods.
Ensure all completed work complies with applicable codes, drawings, and specifications; coordinate inspections and testing.
Maintain as-built drawings; post RFI, bulletin and ASI as appropriate. Maintain RFI logs and timely response to job questions.
Develop, implement, and administer project engineering procedures and other work documents.
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in reinforced concrete, steel, and wood design and analysis of foundations, concrete or steel structures. A new or recent graduate may be considered.
Four-year civil or structural engineering degree, or equivalent technical training and related experience.
Professional Engineer (PE) certification is preferred but is not required.
Ability to read and interpret construction documents.
Familiarity with all applicable building codes.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with both engineers and non-technical individuals. Ability to work well with others.
Advanced knowledge of construction methods and materials.
Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.
Self-motivation and attention to details.
Strong computer skills, including CAD and Microsoft Excel/Word.
Proficiency in structural analysis programs.
Exceptional problem-solving skills and strong work ethics.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
About Smith and Syberg, Inc.
Smith & Syberg is an executive search firm serving companies in Central Indiana, the Midwest, and throughout the United States. With over 30 years of experience, we assist a variety of clients, including healthcare, construction, manufacturing, nonprofit, distribution, financial, and professional services.