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Job Description

  If you're passionate about the design and function of the built environment, find beauty in and want to protect the natural environment, and want to work with others that feel the same, join our team! LaBella’s multi-disciplinary team of architects, designers, engineers, managers, and environmental scientists work every day to make our world more functional, beautiful, and safe.

LaBella is an employee-owned firm with annual accolades for workplace culture, growth, ethics, and philanthropy. We cultivate each employee’s growth, expand our expertise, and bring out the best in every client project.

Job Overview
We are currently hiring a Jr. Structural Engineer to join our Building Engineering Division in our Ithaca, NY office.

The Building Engineering Division at LaBella provides complete building engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering. Services range from feasibility studies and analysis through project design and construction. Our engineers are well versed in new construction, renovations, additions, analysis, special structures, and design/build projects for a variety of clients.

The Structural Discipline provides structural engineering services with emphasis on new design, repair, and rehabilitation of constructed works, as well as investigation and performance evaluation. This position will work closely under the supervision of a Senior Structural Engineer to develop concepts, strategies, designs, drawings, specifications and reports. Individual must be able to work independently, as well as part of multi-discipline teams.

Candidates will work on an interesting variety of project types including K-12 and higher education, municipal, health care, industrial, commercial, and other unique projects.

This role can accelerate your career goals through immediate opportunities to lead in a creative friendly environment, and comes with a competitive starting salary, incentive compensation, and a comprehensive benefit package.


  • Determine structural loading criteria, perform complex design calculations, and prepare structural specifications.
  • Perform field investigations and document findings.
  • Work closely with other engineering and architectural disciplines.
  • Produce construction documents using Revit (BIM).
  • Review shop drawings, respond to RFI’s and perform field observations during CA phase.


  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with structural coursework.
  • Intern Engineer Certificate (E.I.T.) required.
  • Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering is preferred.
  • 0 to 5 years of experience with concrete, steel, masonry, and/or wood design is required.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit and structural engineering design software (RISA, SAP, and/or TSD) is required.

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000


Body, mind, and wallet—LaBella’s benefits support a holistic approach to your health and wellness, creating the foundation for physical, mental, and financial well-being. Our benefit offerings cover the must-haves (healthcare and retirement), the just-in-cases (insurances and employee assistance programs), and the cherry-on-tops (fitness reimbursements, year-end incentive pay, and tuition assistance). Visit our website for more details on benefits listed below.

  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Health/Dental Insurance
  • 401k Plan with Employer Match
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Team Building Events
  • Community Service Events

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

LaBella is committed to facilitating a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion are respected, valued, and celebrated by implementing thoughtful, practical, and innovative strategies that support our employees and serve the communities in which we reside. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws.

LaBella Associates does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiting professionals or agencies, nor do we accept resumes from any source that does not reference a specific, open position. LaBella Associates will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resume submitted by recruiting professionals or agencies that do not have a current placement fee agreement with LaBella Associates. All initial communication with recruiting professionals or agencies must go through human resources.  

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