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Structural Engineer
Carlsbad, CA

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$111,000 - $156,000 / yr


The purpose of this position is to provide the essential administrative processes, technical knowledge, and direction as listed. This role has the responsibility to promote client’s competitiveness within the global marketplace by delivering quality services of unmatched value and technical competence. This position serves as an Area Lead or Lead on assigned projects or performs complex to difficult engineering assignments, evaluates, selects, and applies advanced engineering techniques to a broad set of complex assignments.

Develop and review estimates and schedules, progress reports, including manpower forecasts

• Establish, track, and monitor material key quantities; provide analysis and forecasts

Develop and review specifications, including design criteria

• Participate in activities associated with equipment and material procurement, permitting, and subcontracting

Perform and check calculations, specify equipment, and solve problems of complex to difficult engineering complexity

• Participate in people development through mentoring, development of training material, conducting training seminars, and performance appraisal input and counseling

• Analyze and make independent recommendations regarding solutions to problems with varying complexity in accordance with organization and/or project objectives and guidelines

• Other duties as assigned


• Accredited four (4) year degree in Structural Engineering or global equivalent in engineering field of study and ten (10) years of work-related experience; a recognized professional certification or registration in the applicable field, if required; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements

• 10-15 years experience in engineering of heavy industrial and/or material handling equipment structures – belt conveyors, feeders, machines, transfer tower structures, structures subject to dynamic / fatigue / seismic loading, etc., with at least 5-7 years experience in a manufacturing / construction environment (for an OEM or EPC construction company) (EPCEngineering, Procurement, and Construction) (OEMOriginal Equipment Manufacturers)

• Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and visitors

• Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job

• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines

• Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner


• Ability to speak Spanish

• Professional registration and membership in technical society

• Advanced knowledge of discipline codes and standards, commercial availability and cost of materials

Effort-hour estimating and staff forecasting

• Managing and leading a large project

Project set-up, developing control-level schedules, progress reporting and project close-out

• Practical field experience

• Intermediate computer and software skills to include the use of word processing, e-mail, spreadsheet and electronic presentation programs

Industry experience in mining, mineral processing, bulk materials handling, ports/terminals, chemicals

Frequent travel (up to 1 week/month)

Must excel in a team-oriented, deadline-driven manufacturing environment

Experience with review/approval of steel fabrication shop drawings

Experience with steel fabrication processes

Proficient with structural analysis software, such as ANSYS, Bentley, STAAD, RISA, etc.

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