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Structural Engineer

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Atlanta, GA
  • Posted: October 01, 2019
  • Full-Time

Structural Engineer
Atlanta, GA
Job Description
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is opening an office in the Atlanta, GA Metropolitan area!
We seek an individual with an advanced degree in Structural Engineering or Engineering Mechanics to join our team in the Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure (EMI) group. EMI applies engineering mechanics, materials science, numerical simulation, innovative technologies, and collective expertise to solve our clients' toughest problems in an inspiring work environment that nurtures life-long learning and growth. We provide significant advancement opportunities commensurate with performance. The EMI group provides services to facilities located in the United States and internationally requiring advanced state-of-the-art analysis, such as nuclear and non-nuclear power generation facilities, national defense installations, pipelines and tanks, bridges, precision observatories, and other non-building structures and systems. These services include seismic design and evaluation, probabilistic risk assessment, finite element analysis, accident analyses, drop load impact analysis, and safety evaluations.
Role:
Under the direction of the Principal, s/he plans and performs engineering analyses of structures, systems, and components for extreme events (e.g. earthquakes, wind, explosions, and impact loads) and unconventional requirements (e.g. innovative materials/construction, resilience, business interruption, rapid deployment, monitoring, etc.).
Responsibilities:
+ Develop finite element models of structures using commercially available software and perform linear and nonlinear structural analyses using these models.
+ Perform seismic soil-structure interaction analyses of building structures.
+ Perform field walkdown assessments of power generation, national defense, industrial, and petrochemical facilities.
+ Evaluate structures for compliance with code criteria.
+ Prepare calculations and reports documenting engineering analyses.
+ Work on routine problems independently and on project teams.
+ Review work by analysts, technicians, draftsmen, and others assisting the project team.
+ Assist in preparation of proposals, budgeting, scheduling, and client communication.

Job Requirements
+ M.S. or PhD in Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or similar fields with emphasis on structural analysis, structural dynamics, and engineering mechanics.
+ Two or more years of professional experience in structural engineering or engineering mechanics, preferably for non-building structures and/or critical infrastructure.
+ Strong background in structural analysis, structural dynamics, structural design, and engineering mechanics is required.
+ Knowledge and understanding of probabilistic concepts such as risk and reliability, uncertainty quantification, random vibrations, and/or stochastic processes.
+ Strong oral and written communication skills in English are preferred.
+ Ability to obtain Professional Engineer (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) registration within four years.
+ Familiarity with commercial finite element analysis computer programs, such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, and/or SAP2000.
+ Proficiency with use of computer programming and scripting tools for engineering computations, such as Mathcad, MATLAB, Python, and/or VBA.
+ Strong interpersonal skills.
+ Ability to work independently and in large multi-disciplinary teams.
+ Ability to travel.
+ May be required to work on projects that are subject to passing a security clearance check.
+ Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report.

About Our Company
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures, building enclosures, and materials. Our award-winning work encompasses building, energy, civil/infrastructure, and science/defense projects in the United States, Canada, and more than thirty additional countries.
SGH has almost 600 employees and offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, and Washington, DC.
SGH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all job applicants and employees. SGH considers all qualified applicants, and we encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply.

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

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