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Structural Engineer (Internship or Co-Op)
Dennis Group Springfield Springfield, MA

Structural Engineer (Internship or Co-Op)

Dennis Group Springfield
Springfield, MA
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Internship
Job Description

Dennis Group Structural Engineers ensure structures are durable and safe for our industrial projects that involve designing and building food and beverage process facilities. Our structural engineers have strong technical, analytical, design, mathematical, and problem-solving skills. The role is key in the design, permitting, and providing expertise in strength, stability, and stresses for various structures of our construction of new processing facilities and alterations to existing facilities. Members of our structural department have responsibilities that include, but not be limited to:


  • Applying extensive and diverse knowledge of principles and practices for a wide range of materials and construction techniques.
  • Performing hand calculations and creating computer analysis models for structural design tasks.
  • Determine the correct building code
  • Locate any local or site-specific amendments to the building code
  • Document gravity design loads, wind design loads, and seismic design loads
  • Work with and design common structural framing systems (steel, composite steel, joists)
  • Work with and design common foundations systems (Spread footings, drilled piers)
  • Estimate foundation types & sizes and preliminary steel sizes
  • Coordinating structural work with other disciplines
  • Review geotechnical reports
  • Deign mat slabs for process tanks, vessels, and silos
  • Design pipe bridges
  • Perform take offs from structural plans
  • Contact potential bidders for preliminary budget estimates
  • Review submittals
  • Field measure existing structures to gather necessary information
  • Drafting sketches, contract drawings, and specifications using AutoCAD.
  • Reviewing project documentation for conformity and quality assurance.
  • Reviewing shop drawings, submittals, and calculations
  • Estimating construction costs with quantity take offs and historic costs
  • Conducting field inspections & condition assessments and prepare reports
  • Researching structural engineering materials and best practices

Required Education Skills and Experience

  • Junior, or Senior pursuing a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or related engineering degree.
  • 0-3 years of relevant structural experience (industrial and commercial building structure) or schooling
  • 0-3 years of experience or schooling performing calculations, creating analysis models for structural designs
  • 0-3 years of experience or schooling in structural and concrete drafting sketches, contract drawings, and specifications using AutoCAD and Revit
  • RAM Structural system and RAM Elements knowledge or experience is a plus
  • EIT / FE desirable
  • Detailed planning and organization skills.
  • Experience with structural analysis software
  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed (15 days a year)

Travel Requirement

  • Ability to travel to project sites as needed (15 days a year)

About Us

We plan, design, engineer, and build food plants for major brands across the country and the world. For the past three decades, we’ve focused exclusively on the food and beverage industry, helping your favorite brands put your favorite foods in the grocery store. Simply put, food isn’t one thing we do, it’s all we do.

Dennis Group offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with experience. We provide comprehensive employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid time off including an open vacation policy, as well as bonus, profit-sharing, and retirement plans.

Dennis Group is proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics


Dennis Group Springfield

Springfield, MA



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