Position Profile

August 23, 2017

POSITION TITLE: Structural Engineer

REPORTING TO: Principal

LOCATION: Oakland, CA

OUR CLIENT:

Founded in 1987, The Company is a Structural Engineering and Architecture Firm where dedicated Structural Engineers and Architects collaborate to create solutions to client needs, in an integrated environment. The Company is one of a handful of medium-sized firms that combines architecture and structural engineering in its daily practice; placing equal emphasis on structural and architectural elements of work, in a truly integrated daily practice. The firm also differs from all architectural practices that simply retain in-house engineering, to support and service an architectural practice. Engineers and Architects are equal participants on projects, and often the Engineers lead the Architectural work, as well. Every professional in the firm is LEED accredited.

The Company's projects include significant completed major projects, in multiple western states and internationally in Asia and the Middle East. The Company maintains high levels of technical capabilities and extensive experience in major building types; both in design of new facilities, and retrofits of existing facilities. Continual weekly training is an on-going part of the firm's operations. The Company has weathered the economic storms over the years, and to date, the firm has always been very busy and profitable, and continues to be so, even with the current declines in various markets. Examples of current projects are the new Airport Connector, a local Veterans' Home retrofit, and more.

Due to continued growth from both new and repeat clients, The Company is adding to their engineering talent, and seeks to hire an experienced senior Structural Engineer, to grow with the company and lead new projects.

SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes the structural analysis of wood, steel or concrete structural systems of both historical and contemporary structures.
  • Evaluates, investigates, and designs repairs for building envelope and structural systems.
  • Acts as project manager and primary client contact.
  • Prepares proposals and outlines scope of services.
  • Assembles and manages appropriate project team.
  • Researches structure history and technical and code issues.
  • Plans and mobilizes for site inspections and investigations.
  • Prepares drawings and specifications, and prepares final project manual.
  • Conducts on-site observations of work in progress.
  • Attends field meetings and prepares site observation reports.
  • Is active in professional organizations, authors papers, attends conferences and performs work on technical committees.
  • Builds client relationships.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Current California Structural Engineer's License.
  • At least ten years of experience as a licensed structural engineer in California.
  • Current Major Building Design Experience and/or retrofitting experience, in as many areas of the following as possible: Public Buildings, Historic Structures, Health Care, Institutional and Commercial Buildings
  • Experience derived in a recognized design office.
  • Strong writing skills: ability to write spontaneous professional correspondence, business letters, etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills; client service attitude. Must see the client interest as the project.
  • Experience with OSHPD (Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development), DGS (Department of General Services), DSA (Division of the State Architect) is a plus.
  • Can accurately sketch, detail and prepare specifications.
  • Business sense; understands the engineering professional services industry; clearly understands the profit and loss of projects, and the components which lead to each.
  • Experience successfully managing multiple simultaneous projects, interacting with clients, other consultants and agents.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Can do attitude
Self motivated
Supportive of others, lends a hand to get the job done
Entrepreneurial spirit
Tangible experience with clients; positive client references.
Excellent interpersonal skills; thoughtful; will represent The Company at meetings with owners, architects, agencies, and contractors on various project matters.
Professional attitude, demeanor and appearance; will attend various client related gatherings: meetings, grand openings, etc.
Has interests in community and professional activities
Ability to direct and collaborate with others on projects, and prepare and manage project budgets and schedules

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree from a California university (Civil, structural engineering or related field).
Master's degree from a California university is a plus.

REWARDS:

Competitive compensation plan
Significant Cash bonuses for excellent performance
401k annual contributions from profit sharing
Immediate Growth Opportunity
Advance to Management role or Chief Engineer's role
Support in professional development/Activities

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY PLEASE; NO RELOCATION PROVIDED.