Civil/Structural Engineer

SUMMARY

 

The Civil/Structural Engineer designs structures and fabrications that will withstand the pressures, loads and forces they have to endure.  This position requires thorough knowledge of civil/structural design and engineering techniques.  Responsible to plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.  Devise new approaches to problems and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and IVI, Inc. standards.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

 

• Perform structural design and analysis calculations using governing codes and standards, engineering formulas, skills and experience.

• Layout and detail portions of projects using schematic layout by project lead engineer.  May be assigned responsibility for schematic or conceptual layouts when qualified.

• Provide drawings for own designs and produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by Designers/Drafters.

• Provide design calculations as needed for a variety of project types

• Assist with estimates for heavy fabrications

• Review designs prepared by department staff (shop drawings, calculations, details and specifications)

• Communicate with customers to ensure satisfaction with our product

• Attend field meetings and inspections as needed

• Develop probable construction cost estimates for projects within the department

• Work with field installation personnel in addressing structural issues during system installations

• May direct and supervise other Designers/Drafters activities.

 

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

• Visit all jobsites that have major structural steel components on a regular basis to monitor progress

• Actively monitor projects and work with the Project Manager to determine if there are issues and correct quickly to maintain profitability of job.

• Attend project kick-off meetings as requested

• In coordination with the Shop Foreman, monitor the coordination of structural shop fabrications

• Conduct research into project-related issues and products

• Ensure that project milestones and deliverables are being tracked

• Ability to travel to jobsites, meetings, etc. approximately 5% of the time

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with Structural Emphasis

• 1-3 years of comprehensive civil/structural design experience in an industrial construction environment

• Union and mechanical contracting experience a plus

• Working knowledge of typical industry building/construction codes

• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

• Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines

• Technically competent with various software programs, such as Timberline estimating and Auto CAD

• Ability to work with a diverse set of personalities at all levels of the organization (both internally and externally)

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

Ability to read and comprehend simple to complex instructions and correspondence.  Ability to write standard documentation and proposals.  Ability to effectively communicate information with all levels of employees within the organization and with outside contractors and their personnel.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

 

Must possess mathematical skills required to perform engineering calculations.

 

REASONING ABILITY

 

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in non-standardized situations.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee frequently is required to sit for extended periods of time, stand, walk, bend, talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulders, stoop, kneel, or crouch; The employee must be able to maneuver on uneven surfaces when visiting jobsites.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment will vary from low to high.