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Structural Engineer - Dams & Waterfront

Philadelphia, PA 19422

Posted: 02/07/2024 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 3542

Job Description


We invite you to bring your energy, experience, and professionalism into play as you contribute to innovative, high-quality design solutions. To succeed in this role, you must have structural engineering experience in dams and appurtenant hydraulic structures, waterfront structures, or heavy civil structures. Are you our new Structural Engineer? Click the apply-button to send your application.

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative, and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future, and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions strive to set the standard for our peers.

You will join our Dams Group.

As our new Dams Engineer, you will support structural investigations, analysis, designs, and construction phase engineering related to Dam Safety, waterfront improvements or redevelopment, and other heavy civil works projects. Assignments include writing inspection/investigation reports, performing stress and stability analyses, developing design concepts for concrete, steel, and wood members/structures, and preparing the final structural details, plans, and specifications.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:
  • Performing evaluation and analysis, design, and construction phase review of dams, intakes, outlet works, and other hydraulic conveyance and appurtenant structures;building structures that include pump houses, valve chambers, operational/control buildings, powerhouse equipment, and other industrial plant features;waterfront structures and bulkheads;concrete and steel earth retaining structures;cofferdams and shoring;pile caps;and shallow and mat foundations.
  • Structural inspections and field activities at various project sites and facilities, including dams, appurtenant structures, waterfront structures, culverts, and other conveyance structures, and light industrial buildings.
  • Compiling data and development and production of report narratives of inspections, basis of design, presentation of data /results, and analysis summaries for design reports.
  • Assist in developing design concepts and criteria, analysis and design approach/methodologies, alternative design evaluations, and constructability reviews.
  • Preparation of detailed design calculations;engineering computation/technical reports;construction plans and specifications for structures on projects with medium to high levels of complexity;and QA/QC and value engineering reviews of same.
  • Involvement in technical societies and associations to stay current with engineering standards, practices, and emerging technologies.

Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:
  • BS in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer or on track for licensing
  • 5+ years of experience with focus and technical knowledge in structural design, including the analysis and design of:
    • reinforced concrete structures,
    • steel frame structures,
    • bulkheads, piers, cofferdams, and shoring systems
  • Knowledge and experience with major national and industrial engineering design codes, standards, guidelines, and best practices needed for the design of complex structures and projects.
  • Experience using STAAD PRO, GT STRUDL, or similar finite element method programs and MathCAD, Enercalc, or similar software;skills with other engineering analysis programs, math computing software, and Excel are also required. Knowledge of Excel VBA, Matlab, or similar software.

Your experience with the following design-related activities would be a plus
  • Experience designing gravity dams, retaining walls, gatehouses, outlet works, and related hydraulic structures.
  • Experience with post-tensioned anchor systems/structures and related heavy civil and waterfront structures.
  • Familiarity with dam and levee safety guidelines published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other Federal and State agencies related to Dams/Dam Safety, Heavy Civil, or Waterfront Engineering.
  • Experience in the use of Excel VBA, Matlab, or similar software applied to computations and analysis routines.

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