Structures Engineer Job Openings - 16 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $102,150

    Solutions Eng Exec Advisor
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Structural Forensic Engineer
    Global Forensic Investigations, Inc.

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,295

    NEW
    Structural Engineer (Rail)
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,014

    NEW
    Structural Engineer l
    Cardno

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Structural Engineer I
    Vencore

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Marine and Waterfront Structural Engineer
    MJ Engineering

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Structural Engineer
    MJ Engineering

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Structural Engineer -EIT
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,295

    Graduate Structural Engineer
    Arup

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,295

    Marine and Waterfront Structural Engineer
    MJ Engineering

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $60,000

    NEW
    Structural Engineer
    Latitude Inc.

    Montgomery Village, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Structural Engineer
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,295

    Experienced Structural Engineer (Investigation and Design Focus)
    Simpson Gumpertz Heger Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $61,295

    Structural Engineer
    MJ Engineering

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    NEW
    Structural Engineer
    Aecom

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $62,000

    Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position in Structural Engineering
    George Mason University

    Fairfax, VA

Structures Engineer Jobs

average

$62,000

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

What does a Structures Engineer do

A Structures Engineer uses math and science to design structures, solve problems, and shape the world around them. They monitor and inspect work undertaken by contractors.

how to become a Structures Engineer

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary within the United States, civil engineers usually must be licensed in the locations where they provide services directly to the public.

Education

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, among other courses, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork.

A degree from a program accredited by the ABET is needed in order to earn the professional engineer (PE) license. In many states, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology also will suffice as an academic requirement for obtaining a license.

About 1 in 4 civil engineers has a master’s degree. Further education after the bachelor’s degree, along with the PE license and previous experience, is helpful in getting a job as a manager. For more information on engineering managers, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Civil engineers often balance multiple and frequently conflicting objectives, such as determining the feasibility of plans with regard to financial costs and safety concerns. Urban and regional planners often look to civil engineers for advice on these issues. Civil engineers must be able to make good decisions based on best practices, their own technical knowledge, and their own experience.

Leadership skills. Civil engineers take ultimate responsibility for the projects that they manage or research that they perform. Therefore, they must be able to lead planners, surveyors, construction managers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering technologists, and others in implementing their project plan.

Math skills. Civil engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Organizational skills. Only licensed civil engineers can sign the design documents for infrastructure projects. This requirement makes it imperative that civil engineers be able to monitor and evaluate the work at the jobsite as a project progresses. That way, they can ensure compliance with the design documents. Civil engineers also often manage several projects at the same time, and thus must be able to balance time needs and to effectively allocate resources.

Problem-solving skills. Civil engineers work at the highest level of the planning, design, construction, and operation of multifaceted projects or research. The many variables involved require that they possess the ability to identify and evaluate complex problems. They must be able to then utilize their skill and training to develop cost-effective, safe, and efficient solutions.

Speaking skills. Civil engineers must present reports and plans to audiences of people with a wide range of backgrounds and technical knowledge. This requires the ability to speak clearly and to converse with people in various settings, and to translate engineering and scientific information into easy to understand concepts.

Writing skills. Civil engineers must be able to communicate with others, such as architects, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners. They also must be able to explain projects to elected officials and citizens. This means that civil engineers must be able to write reports that are clear, concise, and understandable to those with little or no technical or scientific background.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a civil engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, approve design plans, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years working under a licensed engineer
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after earning a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Each state issues its own licenses. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements. Several states require continuing education for engineers to keep their licenses.

Advancement

Civil engineers with ample experience may move into senior positions, such as project managers or functional managers of design, construction, operation, or maintenance. However, they would first need to obtain the Professional Engineering (PE) license, because only licensed engineers can assume responsibilities for public projects.

After gaining licensure, a professional engineer may seek credentialing that attests to his or her expertise in a civil engineering specialty. Such a credential may be of help for advancement to senior technical or even managerial positions.

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Real Structures Engineer Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Principal Structural Engineer G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 03, 2015 $185,000
Principal Structural Engineer G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 13, 2015 $185,000
Manager Structural Engineering Noble Drilling Services, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Aug 27, 2015 $133,765 -
$171,824
Structural Engineer 5 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Houston, TX Aug 28, 2015 $133,765 -
$163,020
Structural Engineer 4 Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Irvine, CA May 18, 2016 $120,000
Lead Structural Blast Engineer Powell Electrical Systems Inc. Houston, TX Jan 02, 2016 $120,000
Structural Engineer Frazier Industrial Company Chester, NJ Mar 28, 2016 $116,771
Structural Engineer G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Aug 24, 2015 $114,400
Structural Engineer Joseph F. Risoli, P.E., LLC Riverside, CT Dec 15, 2016 $113,742
Structural Engineer National Engineering & Consulting, Inc. Lake Forest, CA Jan 07, 2016 $113,214

Top Skills for a Structures Engineer

Know what it takes to get the job done

StructuralEngineerStructuralAnalysisCADACIShopDrawingsStaadPROAiscAnsysFatigueStressAnalysisAsceMathcadArchitectsConstructionDocumentsIBCFoundationDesignProjectManagementRisa-3DCostEstimatesRFI

Top Structures Engineer Skills

The three most common skills for structures engineer jobs are:
  1. Structural Engineer
  2. Structural Analysis
  3. CAD

Companies look for RFI less than other skill for structures engineer jobs.

ACI, IBC, Structural Engineer, Structural Analysis, Mathcad, Shop Drawings, CAD, Staad PRO, Architects, Stress Analysis, Project Management, Asce, Fatigue, Construction Documents, Aisc, Foundation Design, Ansys, RFI, Cost Estimates, Risa-3D

Top Structures Engineer Employers

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Top 10 Structures Engineer Employers

10 companies currently have Structures Engineer open positions.

The next set of companies with the Structures Engineer jobs are:
  1. The Boeing Company
  2. URS Corporation
  3. Westinghouse Electric Corporation
  4. Transystems Corporation

Jacobs Engineering, The Boeing Company, URS Corporation, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Transystems Corporation, Pratt & Whitney, Worleyparsons, Hatch Mott MacDonald, System One, Bell Helicopter

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