PROJECT ENGINEER II – Inspections Division
The Project Engineer II is a customer-facing, consulting engineer for clients involved with residential and commercial construction. They perform forensic inspections of existing structures to identify structural issues, perform root-cause analysis, specify functional repairs, and articulate concerns to clients who range in their familiarity with construction knowledge. The goal of a Project Engineer II is to master the intermediate technical abilities listed below and to influence the team environment by helping to develop new engineer team members.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform a wide range of field inspections congruent with the “Project Engineer II” tier, which include projects similar to the following examples:
- Drywall cracks/uneven floors on 1-story houses that are smaller than 3,000 SF that are not brand-new homes.
- Unpermitted screened-in porches.
- Deteriorated floors on 1-story houses that are smaller than 3,000 SF.
- Broken roof trusses/modified roof trusses.
- Wall removals for ranch houses.
- Certifications of completed work.
- Localized damage from disastrous events (tree impacts, car impacts, fires, etc.)
- Successfully manage client questions in real-time consultation situations.
- Support ongoing projects by analyzing proposed construction alternatives, responding to RFIs, and clearly communicating options to contractors.
- Quickly and effectively resolve instances of miscommunication about the work product.
- Accurately price engineering fees for all new projects within the Project Engineer I tier.
- Calculate structural loads per the NC Building Code, IBC, and other codes as required.
- Prepare structural calculations, specifications, and detailed construction documents for structural systems.
- Develop high-quality client deliverables within committed turnaround times.
- Analyze structures using various structural engineering software including Enercalc, RetainPro, and RISA 2D.
- Continually improve design materials, spreadsheets, standard operating procedures, etc..
- Work alongside, support, and cover for team members so all division work is completed.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other related disciplines with a minimum of 1 year of related experience.
- North Carolina Engineering Intern (EI) Certification
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building Codes, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
- 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 general public.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- 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).
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 speak or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, and 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.
The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.
HOW TO APPLY
If you believe you fit the description and desire to advance your career at Stonewall Structural Engineering, please submit your résumé, cover letter, and any letters of recommendation.