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Structural Engineer

Chicago, IL

Our Structural Engineer provides project level support of design for a wide range of project size, materials, and types of infrastructure and buildings. Engineers will work on a variety of projects based on firm needs & project demand.

Our perfect candidate is a motivated problem-solver who is detail oriented, a clear and consistent communicator that exhibits flexibility to work on multiple projects and changing client expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform engineering and design calculations, equipment and construction specifications and procurement documents.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, sketches and specifications.
  • Possess strong analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.
  • Ability to respond to common technical inquiries or questions from the client, or members of the project team.
  • Confer with Project Manager and senior project staff to ascertain coordination, completeness, and accuracy of critical technical requirements.
  • Perform specific work assignment in accordance with established and modified progress schedules and within prescribed budgets.
  • Capable of being assigned all sized, more complicated projects and performing all design tasks with very limited supervision.
  • Track and document individual labor costs and monitor budgetary costs associated with their work.
  • Follow and abide by the DMA employee and safety manuals.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook, etc.) and Document Control Management Software.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE  

A typical employee would possess a Bachelors’ Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent education from a four-year college in the field of Engineering and a minimum of two-five years’ experience in design, management, or construction of Engineering Projects. 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS  

  • Exhibit good verbal and written communication skills.     
  • Be detail oriented, adaptable and enthusiastic.   
  • Exhibit flexibility to work on multiple projects and react to changing client expectations.   
  • Be able to take direction and function independently.   
  • Ability to write technical reports, memos, or other correspondences that conform to prescribed style and format of the client and of the firm.   
  • Ability to effectively present information to the management, the client or potential clients.   
  • Participate and become an active part of a project team.  

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS  

Certificate, licensing or registration are desired, but not a requirement.  Providing evidence of pursing a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) License, Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) License is desirable.