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Job Description

  Simpson Strong-Tie is a leader in engineered structural connectors, software, and solutions for the building industry. We maintain a reputation as a trusted manufacturer, partner, and corporate citizen committed to our customers and employees.Our founder, Barc Simpson established 9 Principles of Business we live out as company values and have made Simpson Strong-Tie an inspiring place to work since 1956. Our team of talented people are dedicated to our shared mission: to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures.Learn about our company culture directly from our team.YOUThe Structural Design Engineer (a.k.a. Branch Engineer) serves as a technical expert to our sales team and to our external customers, such as specifiers, building officials, and contractors in the Southeastern U.S. territory. They are responsible for the development of presentations, technical literature content, and test programs intended to support sales, generate new products and services, and to improve or maintain existing products or services. Overnight travel is required for workshops, ride-alongs, meetings, and conferences. We are looking for an intelligent engineer, inquisitive by nature, capable of clear communication, adept at project management, and eager create products and tools to support our sales teams’ success.WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (% of Time)Provide technical assistance to customers, and inside and outside sales through telephone conversations, e-mails, and written documentation. (25%)Create content for and conduct presentations (public speaking) discussing building code provisions, including practical design using Simpson products in front of customers like engineers, architects, builders, building officials, and our sales professionals.  Assist with training inside and outside sales on new products and technical literature. (20%)Develop content for new literature publications such as Catalogs, Technical Bulletins, Fliers & Engineering Letters that will promote the benefits of our products and explain technical content. Check and review all technical literature prior to publication. (15%)Participate in the development of new and innovative products, product improvements, and evaluation of new applications for existing products, including idea generation, testing, and calculations. (15%)Travel with outside sales to develop personal relationships with them and our customers, assist with technical support, give presentations, conduct job site calls, research/report new products/applications, and observe product installations, including after natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Our branch territory includes all or portions of 16 southeastern US states, the Caribbean, Central and South America. (15%)Represent Simpson Strong-Tie at various Professional Associations and Technical Committee Meetings. (5%)Special projects as assigned by the Branch Engineering Director, Engineering R&D Manager, Branch Manager or the Vice President of Engineering. (5%)DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEIf you can do everything listed above, you’ve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering required.
  • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) certification required.
  • Registered Professional Civil or Structural Engineer required.
  • M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering preferred.
  • 3 + years of related structural consulting experience, including design with light-framed wood as well as steel and concrete structures practicing under a licensed PE or SE.
  • Construction Materials and Design Methods: practical working knowledge of common light-framed wood construction and concrete construction and associated design methodologies a must. Additional familiarity with masonry, steel (hot-rolled and CFS), FRP, and CLT construction and design methods a plus.
  • Product knowledge: general knowledge of Connectors and Lateral System product lines (Anchors, Fasteners, CFS, and Concrete Repair Systems a plus). General understanding of product development process from idea to launch a plus.
  • Customer focus: quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships. Readily adjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
  • Self-management: set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
  • Communication: excellent communication skills; written and verbal, proof reading, professional phone demeanor. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well with others.
  • Computer Skills: excellent proficiency in Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience with AutoCAD, BlueBeam Revu, Simpson Strong-Tie software/apps, SAP, and Smartsheet a plus.
  • Teamwork: maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Accountability and dependability: arrive to work on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measureable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
  • Reading and writing: ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Reasoning: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with various items of abstract and/or concrete value.

TRAVEL REQUIREDThis job requires 15% domestic travel.WORK STATUS & LOCATIONThis full-time, exempt position is located in McKinney, TXRELOCATIONRelocation may be considered for this position.PAY$90,000 - $111,000 / yearREWARDS AT SIMPSON STRONG-TIEWe recognize and reward employees with a carefully designed and comprehensive rewards package, including competitive compensation, quarterly bonuses or commission and first-rate benefits. May exclude some positions, such as seasonal jobs.

  • Quarterly Bonuses/Commission: You will be eligible for either a bonus or commission, paid on a quarterly basis. We believe all employees affect customers, sales and revenue — directly or indirectly – and should be rewarded by sharing the company profits.
  • Benefits: We provide a wide range of benefits for eligible full-time employees including: medical, dental, vision, retirement contributions, employee stock purchase and bonus plans, pay for holidays, vacation, sick days, funerals and jury duty, years of service awards, employee discounts, employee referral bonuses, charitable contribution matching, education reimbursement and more.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Please note all job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. Simpson Strong-Tie’s drug policy is based upon Federal Law, and therefore will screen applicants for amphetamines, including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana/THC, phencyclidine, and opiates.#NowHiring #GetHired #Hiring #HiringNow