Duties and Responsibilities

  • With no supervision, competently perform all conventional aspects of Structural Engineering and analysis:
  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Exercise sound engineering judgement and problem-solving skills, not hesitating to reach out to others for guidance or confirmation when questions arise.
  • 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:
  • Committed to checking your own work, reaching out to peers and seniors for guidance when questions arise.
  • Perform calculation checking of other engineers' work.
  • Take responsibility for managing workload, make and keep commitments, and take full ownership of assigned work:
  • Take complete ownership of your portion of the structural scope, reliably working to meet schedule, budget, and quality requirements.
  • 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.
  • Clearly define you own scope and start to develop your ability to forecast level of effort needed to complete that scope.
  • Be ready to identify scope change and escalate it to your Structural Lead or Project Manager.
  • Recognize when help is needed, reaching out to peers and senior engineers for guidance.
  • Work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with strong attention to detail
  • Developing leadership skills:
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and/or mentorship to designers/drafters and less experienced engineers.
  • Be proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools within the structural discipline.  Embrace emerging technologies.

As a Lead Structural Engineer for an assigned project:

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

As department manager:

  • Report to a global structural department manager to ensure consistency across offices on structural staff development, procedures, and similar policies.
  • Facilitate conversations with other managers, including other disciplines and/or project managers, etc. to build an integrated Albany team.
  • Assist in opening requisitions for additional structural positions required to support the grown of the Albany office.
  • Screen resumes and interview candidates, recommend which candidates to offer.
  • Manage and monitor the staffing of projects to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Implement and enforce department policies to the Albany staff.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Able to perform field walks.  Though not common, this may include climbing ladders, crawling under raised access floors, or walking/standing for extended periods of time.
  • This position may require you to either work in the local office or from your home office.
  • You may be asked to support work for/in other offices (possibly including Temporary Duty Assignments)

With no supervision, competently perform all conventional aspects of Structural Engineering and analysis:

  • Plan and conduct work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Exercise sound engineering judgement and problem-solving skills, not hesitating to reach out to others for guidance or confirmation when questions arise.
  • 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:
  • Committed to checking your own work, reaching out to peers and seniors for guidance when questions arise.
  • Perform calculation checking of other engineers' work.
  • Take responsibility for managing workload, make and keep commitments, and take full ownership of assigned work:
  • Take complete ownership of your portion of the structural scope, reliably working to meet schedule, budget, and quality requirements.
  • 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.
  • Clearly define you own scope and start to develop your ability to forecast level of effort needed to complete that scope.
  • Be ready to identify scope change and escalate it to your Structural Lead or Project Manager.
  • Recognize when help is needed, reaching out to peers and senior engineers for guidance.
  • Work in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner with strong attention to detail
  • Developing leadership skills:
  • Provide technical guidance, coaching, and/or mentorship to designers/drafters and less experienced engineers.
  • Be proactive in advancing workflows, systems, and tools within the structural discipline.  Embrace emerging technologies.
  • As a Lead Structural Engineer for an assigned project:
  • Lead a team of Structural Engineers and Designers in the development of calculations, specifications, construction drawings, and the structural model.
  • Fully understand all structural scope, recognize how that scope is both generated and impacted by other disciplines, and identify scope change.
  • Develop and manage schedule, budget, and staffing forecasts for the structural scope.
  • Attend project meetings and take an active role to help team resolve concerns and solve problems across all disciplines.
  • May be asked to act as the stamping Engineer of Record.
  • Take ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the deliverables, including calculations and all construction documents.
  • Participate in and champion internal, cross-discipline, and external project quality reviews.
  • As department manager:
  • Report to a global structural department manager to ensure consistency across offices on structural staff development, procedures, and similar policies.
  • Facilitate conversations with other managers, including other disciplines and/or project managers, etc. to build an integrated Albany team.
  • Assist in opening requisitions for additional structural positions required to support the grown of the Albany office.
  • Screen resumes and interview candidates, recommend which candidates to offer.
  • Manage and monitor the staffing of projects to ensure project requirements are met.
  • Implement and enforce department policies to the Albany staff.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Able to perform field walks.  Though not common, this may include climbing ladders, crawling under raised access floors, or walking/standing for extended periods of time.
  • This position may require you to either work in the local office or from your home office.
  • You may be asked to support work for/in other offices (possibly including Temporary Duty Assignments)

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, with an emphasis in Structural Engineering
  • Professional Engineer License (PE)
  • 10 years of experience in Structural engineering
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with US building codes including IBC, ASCE 7, ACI, and AISC

Ideally, you'll have:

  • MS degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Structural Engineer License (SE)
  • Experience designing and analyzing traditional steel and concrete structures
  • Experience in Semi-conductor industrial or general industrial facilities
  • Experience with STAAD, Navisworks, and Bluebeam