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Lead Structural Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA | Fully Remote

Posted: 05/14/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 192632

Job Description

Potential Job Opportunity, Remote work but willing to travel to site when needed on company expense

** Must have experience in metal production industry. So it would be foundries, casters and rolling mills

Lead Structural Engineer Position, Metals Industry.

As a Structural Engineering Professional, you will be an integral member of the design team, counted on to perform a significant portion of Structural analysis and design for our projects. You will need strong communication and interpersonal skills as you work closely with your Structural Lead, other Structural Engineers and Designers, and other disciplines. As part of this team, you will help develop design concepts, complete the analysis and design, and work with our Designers to get the structural requirements communicated on paper and in the model. It is expected that you have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of Structural Engineering, knowledge of multiple subject areas, experience with US building codes including seismic provisions, understand how Structural design integrates with and impacts other disciplines, and are building understanding of business trends and industry issues and challenges. This position may require you to serve as a Lead Structural Engineer for medium sized projects, or as a Sub-Lead for larger projects. You will be given as much responsibility as you are willing to take, and your opportunities for career growth will be limited only by your own motivation, capabilities, and attitude.

 Duties and Responsibilities
• With little or no supervision, competently perform all conventional aspects of Structural Engineering and analysis:
o Plan and conduct work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
o Exercise sound engineering judgement and problem-solving skills, not hesitating to reach out to others for guidance or confirmation when questions arise.
o Possess knowledge of principles and practices of seismic design, including ability to apply required provisions of the building code.

• Exhibit a high level of attention to detail and quality control:
o Committed to checking your own work, reaching out to peers and seniors for guidance when questions arise.
o Perform calculation checking of other engineers' work.

• Take responsibility for managing workload, make and keep commitments, and take full ownership of assigned work:
o Take complete ownership of your portion of the structural scope, reliably working to meet schedule, budget, and quality requirements.
o You may be given tasks with ill-defined conditions of satisfaction, in which case you will be expected to take the initiative to determine what is needed to meet the project and client needs.
o Clearly define you own scope and start to develop your ability to forecast level of effort needed to complete that scope.
o Be ready to identify scope change and escalate it to your Structural Lead or Project Manager.
o Recognize when help is needed, reaching out to peers and senior engineers for guidance.
o Work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with strong attention to detail

• Developing leadership skills:
o Provide technical guidance, coaching, and/or mentorship to designers/drafters and less experienced engineers.
o Be proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools within the structural discipline. Embrace emerging technologies.

• As a Lead Structural Engineer for an assigned project:
o Lead a team of Structural Engineers and Designers in the development of calculations, specifications, construction drawings, and the structural model.
o Fully understand all structural scope, recognize how that scope is both generated and impacted by other disciplines, and identify scope change.
o Develop and manage schedule, budget, and staffing forecasts for the structural scope.
o Attend project meetings and take an active role to help team resolve concerns and solve problems across all disciplines.
o May be asked to act as the stamping Engineer of Record (upon conversion to Jacobs).
o Take ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the deliverables, including calculations and all construction documents.
o Participate in and champion internal, cross-discipline, and external project quality reviews.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Structural Engineering
• Professional Engineer License (PE)
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in Structural engineering

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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