Do you want to help engineer what’s next?Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm committed to delivering holistic advice for our clients’ most complex challenges. We leverage our collective and diverse experience, technical expertise, and industry knowledge of structures and building enclosures, advanced analysis, code consulting, and applied science & research to deliver unrivaled, comprehensive solutions that drive superior performance. With more than 600 employees in eight office locations throughout the United States, SGH’s industry-leading teams constantly seek to advance the meaning of what’s possible.We want someone passionate about engineering mechanics and problem solving.Our Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure (EMI) team at SGH is seeking an individual with an advanced degree in Structural Engineering or Engineering Mechanics to join our team. 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 in Newport Beach 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, precision structures, and other non-building structures and systems. These services include seismic design and evaluation, probabilistic risk assessment, finite element analysis, dynamic structure response analysis, aircraft impact analysis, fragility analysis for seismic and other external hazards, and safety evaluations.SGH works on challenging projects for commercial utilities, national laboratories and other government organizations, research institutes, other engineering firms, and contactors on a wide spectrum of projects that include nuclear and defense.What You'll Be Doing: Under the direction of the Principal and project supervisor, the engineer 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 include:
- Work on routine problems independently and on project teams.
- Perform field walkdown assessments of power generation, national defense, industrial, and petrochemical facilities.
- 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.
- Prepare calculations and reports documenting engineering analyses.
- Review work by analysts, technicians, draftsmen, and others assisting the project team.
- Assist in preparation of proposals, letters, reports, calculations, budgeting, scheduling, and client communication.
What You'll Need:
- 0 – 2 years of professional experience in structural engineering or engineering mechanics
- Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, or similar field.
- Education must have an emphasis on structural analysis, structural dynamics, and/or engineering mechanics.
- 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.
- Familiarity with commercial finite element analysis computer programs such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, and/or SAP2000.
- Ability to obtain Professional Engineer (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) registration within five years.
- Strong written and verbal English language communication skills.
- Ability to interact professionally with technical staff and clients.
- Proficiency with use of computer programming and scripting tools for engineering computations, such as Mathcad, MATLAB, Python, and/or VBA.
- Ability to travel and perform field inspection of structures under supervision.
- May be required to work on projects that are subject to passing a security clearance check.
- Valid driver’s license with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report, if applicable.
What makes careers at SGH so special?The only way to advance is to question and explore. Every member of the SGH team is both a learner and an educator, committed to advancing ourselves, our teams, and our industry. Together, we are creating a community that never settles for what is, but always seeks what could be.There are many reasons to love SGH.
- Our Work: Our clients trust us to bring clarity and deliver outstanding solutions for their most complex projects.
- Our People: We are bold thinkers and compassionate teammates, committed to lifelong learning and professional growth.
- Our Commitment: We live with integrity and embrace an obligation to give back to our professions and communities.
- Our Contribution: We offer a comprehensive and rich compensation and benefits package with company-paid and voluntary programs to help build healthy lifestyles, strong relationships, and future prosperity.
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. We consider all qualified applicants and encourage individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to apply