Structural Project Engineer

Posted 1 month ago

The Structural Engineer will perform structural engineering design that includes developing calculations, creating plans, preparing technical material specifications, and performing daily coordination of the structural aspects of the project.

Position Responsibilities

  • Mentor structural support staff.
  • Assist Director with developing budgets and project proposals.
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines for construction coordination as needed.
  • Coordinate with subconsultants and project managers.
  • Perform structural engineering design and analysis.
  • Design structural elements of each project using hand calculations, computer software such as AutoCAD, Revit, or RISA
  • Participate in team and client design meetings.
  • Implement design or analysis tasks in accordance with building code requirements.
  • Prepare design details and construction plans to clearly convey the intent of the structural design for coordination with drafting.
  • Review, comment and edit as required on all project plans, specifications, and related documents prior to submitting for QA review
  • Review, comment and coordinate all shop drawing reviews to ensure compliance with design.

General Responsibilities

  • Complete all tasks and handle all situations with honesty and integrity.
  • Be responsible for yourself and your job. Be on time for meetings; it is both respectful and courteous to your co-workers. Follow up on anything necessary and expect others to do the same. If something needs to be taken care of, take initiative to do so. If you need assistance, discuss that with someone else in the company. Everyone at this company is part of the team.
  • Communicate in a clear, concise, and timely manner, including voicemail and email.
  • Promote and uphold at all times, the values, mission, and vision of the company.
  • Read, understand, and comply with the Employee Handbook.
  • Follow and encourage all defined policies and procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as required by management.

Core Competencies & Requirements

  • Well organized.
  • Congenial to both internal and external customers, while maintaining a professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to follow a task to completion, insisting on information from employees when needed to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to confidently lead design team.
  • Adapt quickly to changing parameters while maintaining consistency in quality of work.
  • Provide timely and accurate project documentation.
  • Perform site visits.
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proven knowledge of construction methods, materials, and legal regulations.
  • Proficient in the use of computer analysis software (e.g., RISA, Enercalc, etc.)
  • Proven knowledge of engineering design software and equipment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to provide clear and accurate direction.
  • Working additional hours beyond regularly scheduled hours as requested by management.
  • Meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide mentoring as needed.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering.
  • 3-5 years of work experience as a Structural Engineer.
  • Professional Engineer License is required.


This job description is subject to change at any time and does not express or imply an employment contract. Employment with Acela is employment at will.

Category: Structural
Job Type: Full time
Location: Allentown, PA

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