Position Summary

The Engineering Design Manager is an engineering manager and operations director for a fast-growing design division that specializes in low to mid-rise residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The manager oversees and seals the work product of a team of design engineers,  drafters, and project managers, provides proposals for new work, and fosters new and maintains existing client relationships.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for profitable operation and growth of the design division and the achievement  of long-term departmental goals as defined by the Firm Principal  
  • Oversees preparation of structural drawings by design engineers and drafters by working closely with the design team to coordinate structural drawing layouts and connection details for low to mid-rise residential, commercial, and industrial projects.  
  • Ensures the quality and accuracy of structural construction documents produced by the design team and finalizes and stamps structural drawings.  
  • Provide the administrative team with timely and accurate quotes for pricing and anticipated start and completion dates for projects.  
  • Builds and maintains the design team through hiring, training, incentivizing, and coaching team members.  
  • Establishes standard work processes, automates processes, and codifies best practices for the performance and delivery of engineering plans and activities.  
  • Responsible for marketing the department’s services, fostering, and maintaining client relationships, and ensuring exceptional customer service is provided by the Design Division  
  • Other duties as designed by supervisor or executive staff. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Structural Engineering or Civil Engineering (with a focus in structures) or equivalent and 10+ years of related experience and/or training; or a master’s degree in civil or Structural Engineering (M.S. or M.C.E.) or equivalent and 7+ years of related experience and/or training.  
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification required.  
  • Structural Engineering (SE) Certification highly recommended.  
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building Codes, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  
  • Ability to write reports and other business correspondence.  
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of  managers, clients, customers, and the public.  
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software; spreadsheet software; drafting software (AutoCAD or similar); structural calculation software (Enercalc and RetainPro or similar); and structural modeling software (RISA 2D/3D or similar).  

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises staff in the Design Division. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in  accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include  interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising  performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving  problems.  

Work Environment

Eligible for hybrid onsite or fully remote work. 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Performance of site visits and other fieldwork often requires crawling through confined spaces beneath structures and/or traversing and climbing through unfinished attics.  

If you believe you fit the description and desire to advance your career at Stonewall Structural Engineering, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any letters of recommendation that you would like to provide. We will review your information and let you know the next steps.  You can contact us at