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Structural Engineer

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

This Opportunity

WSP, an award winning and innovative multi-disciplinary consulting firm is seeking a Structural Engineer to join the structural engineering practice within our Architectural Engineering (A/E) business based in Portland, Maine . The ideal candidate will be energetic, have excellent communication skills, and well-rounded technical structural engineering experience. They will also have strong leadership and mentorship skills with a demonstrated track record of leading structural designs as Designer of Record on multi-disciplinary projects. If you are looking for an opportunity to learn, to further develop your career with a global industry leader, and if you are keen to play a role in the growth and development of that business, you will thrive in this environment. Come join a winning team!

Our Portland A/E Team provides technical solutions for challenging projects and complex design problems, with a focus towards sustainable, resilient, and energy efficient solutions for our clients. Our projects include assessments, forensic analysis, renovation, and new construction in the industrial, municipal, federal, and commercial sectors. We are a dedicated group of professionals, who take pride in maintaining a small family-like, flexible work environment, while also having the structure, resources, and opportunities of a large global organization. You will have the opportunity to engage with WSP’s design centers across the US and the Globe.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

+ Determine well-defined methods for collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, hydrologic analysis, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.

+ Perform professional structural engineering work and conduct research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.

+ Develop construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates; preparing construction safety and phasing plans, and updating infrastructure layout plans that require coordination with owners, other disciplines, sub-consultants, and clients.

+ Develop or incorporate advanced modeling techniques, concept development, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, and incorporate future-ready solutions with structural engineering design standards.

+ Work as an individual or as part of a cross-functional team of engineers, architects, planners, and scientific professionals to execute project work on multiple concurrent projects, assist with laying out installations, establishing reference points/elevations/grades to guide construction, selecting appropriate materials to ensure durability, calculating costs and quantities of material/equipment/labor, and ensuring project work conforms with specifications, permit applications, compliance documentation, and regulatory and technical analysis memos.

+ Verify the characteristics of a site, providing technical guidance on securing structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence.

+ Prepare data and visualizations such as tables, charts, accurate reports, sketches, calculations, and 2D/3D illustrations for the interpretation or presentation of data, findings, or analyses.

+ Maintain quality control standards and procedures for accurate and precise measurements, statistical analysis, and reporting.

+ Assist with development and scoping of medium-sized projects.

+ Provide guidance and training to entry-level engineers.

+ Prepare technical reports and presentations that explain research, findings, and recommendations to improve, prevent, control, restore, or address design and/or construction issues or opportunities.

+ Assist in the analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of data obtained during site investigations, offering input with developing action plans for moderate- to high-level risk mitigation activities.

+ Prepare and implement site Health and Safety Plans (HASPs).

+ Comply with regulatory requirements pertaining to the data integrity, documentation, procedures, training, monitoring systems, and record compliance and retention.

+ Interact with regulatory agencies, subcontractors, and clients in a confident and professional manner.

+ Remain current in latest structural engineering techniques and practices.

+ Work collaboratively with other engineers, professionals, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or related field.

+ 5 to 7 years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural or civil design experience.

+ EIT License

+ Strong knowledge of a structural analysis software such as STAAD PRO, ETABS, RISA and willingness and ability to learn new analysis software.

+ Familiarity with AutoCAD and or REVIT.

+ Demonstrated experience of delivering a range of projects from concept through detailed design and construction completion

+ Expertise in developing construction drawings and specifications.

+ Knowledge through experience in developing level-of-effort estimate and client proposals.

+ Be able to present and describe engineering solutions and concept competently to both technical and non-technical audience.

+ Strong written skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.

+ Demonstrated high-level of self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Demonstrated effectiveness at coordinating and assertively directing subcontractors and others to consistently complete tasks safely and efficiently.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Master’s Degree in Engineering.

+ Essential Professional Licensure/Certification.

+ Experience managing small to mid-size projects.

+ 40-Hour OSHA Health & Safety Training (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120) preferred.

+ Basic First A

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Job Posting: JC260949597

Posted On: Jun 07, 2024

Updated On: Jun 16, 2024

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