Senior Structural Engineer (southfield, MI)



Direct Position

compensation TBD

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage structural steel bid packages during design.

  • Development of subcontract bid package documentation

  • Review structural designs & details provided by subcontractors

  • Maintain and provide input on project schedules

  • Interpret & develop structural drawings

  • Provide structural input on mechanical equipment designs

  • Specification of purchased equipment: fasteners, anchors, grouts, etc.

  • Manage budgets for engineering labor costs – work done in-house.

  • Supervision of subcontract engineering and design engineers (CAD)

  • Responsible for complete hands-on design, analysis, and engineering calculation

  • Attend and/or conduct design reviews

  • Support installation on-site as required

  • Perform site verification and field checking as required

  • Perform quality reviews of subcontract fabrication as required

  • Attend customer meetings to understand project requirements

  • Communicate with project team, customers, and suppliers

  • Understand, diagnose, and solve real or potential design problems

  • Function as a technical expert on structural steel and associated process equipment

  • Initiate/ maintain standards for structural steel

  • Active participant in the Durr Global Structural team

  • Travel approximately 10%


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with structural concentration

  • Seven or more years of structural steel design experience

  • Structural Design experience in relationship to process equipment

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Michigan with the ability to acquire additional state’s licensing as jobs require.

  • Design calculation proficiency, including member sizing, connections and full structural analysis.

  • Design calculation ability for structural sheet metal a plus

  • Ability to read and interpret building and process related drawings

  • Capable of drawing in AutoCAD

  • Capable of drawing in Microstation a plus

  • Experience with TEKLA or Bentley’s RAM Elements is advantageous

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Understand and maintain project schedules

  • Good time management skills

  • Good verbal communication skills

  • Good technical writing skills

  • Able to effectively communicate with engineering and estimating departments, contractors, suppliers, and customers

  • Able to work well independently and in a team environment

  • Able to technically define problems and propose solutions

  • Adaptable to change

  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when necessary

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