• Entry Level / Junior Structural Engineer

    Requisition ID
    2019-41103
    Work Location
    US-ME-Portland
    Department / Discipline
    Engineering - Structural
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
     
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seeking Entry Level and Junior Structural Engineers to join our team in Portland, ME.

     

    The Wood E&IS Portland, Maine Office is a multi-disciplinary science/engineering/architecture team of 150+ staff, located in one of the most livable cities in the US. Wood offers the technical challenges of projects located throughout the US and globally within the relaxed environment of a small, vibrant city. Projects include building design for restoration, renovations and new construction in commercial, municipal, federal, industrial and defense sectors.

     

    The role of a Structural Engineer is to work within multidisciplinary teams of engineers, and designers on building projects with an emphasis on engineering. As an entry-level or junior structural engineer, you will be working on specific engineering design and analysis tasks under the supervision of a senior structural engineer. The nature and progression of the assignments and the level of responsibilities will depend on your performance and willingness to grow. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are expected. Ability to self-direct and to independently research technical solutions are encouraged.

     

    Key Responsibilities

     

    Entry Level:

    • Performs simple & routine tasks assigned at the direction of a mid or senior level engineer using the standards set by the company, group, client, etc.
    • Becomes familiar with the company’s and client’s methods, standards, and practices
    • Completes field assignments, when appropriate
    • Has a strong theoretical engineering knowledge
    • Becomes familiar with engineering software
    • Exhibits a willingness to assist mid and senior level engineers
    • Assists team in preparing construction contract documents, plans, and reports
    • Conducts basic interpretations of drawings, codes, and other standards
    • Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned

    Junior Level:

    • Analyze new and existing structures per required code
    • Develop calculation packages as required, under the guidance of senior engineers
    • Perform site visits of existing structures to evaluate their capacity and ability to resist new loading requirements; produce technical reports with technically sound recommendations
    • Be able to use engineering fundamentals to solve seemingly complex problems
    • Be able to present and describe engineering solutions and concept competently to both technical and non-technical audience
    • Develop structural models to solve engineering problems based on sound engineering principles

    Skills / Qualifications

    Entry Level:

    • Bachelor or Master in Civil/Structural Engineering or related field
    • EIT or Eligible to sit for the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) exam is required.
    • Willingness to learn structural analysis software such as STAAD, RISA, EnerCalc, etc.
    • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite
    • Familiar with AutoCAD and any other relevant design software
    • Familiar with Revit and Navisworks, a plus
    • Ability to participate and collaborate in a project team setting, engage in creative and critical thought, and effectively communicate concepts and ideas to others
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
    • Must be comfortable with the job responsibilities on a construction site
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • The position may require travel
    • Must pass a drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record

    Junior Level:

    • Bachelor or Master in Civil/Structural Engineering or related field, plus (04) four years of experience; Master preferred
    • EIT or Eligible to sit for the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) exam is required
    • Solid understanding of structural fundamentals required
    • Knowledge of building codes, including seismic and wind requirements
    • Knowledge with wood, concrete, steel, and masonry
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
    • Strong knowledge of structural analysis software such as STAAD or RISA and willingness and ability to learn new analysis software
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to create and interpret sketches, drawings, and various structures
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
    • Must be comfortable with the job responsibilities on a construction site
    • Must have a valid driver’s license
    • The position may require travel
    • Must pass a drug test, background check, and must have a satisfactory driving record

     The position will primarily work in an office setting; may require some field work.

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. 

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