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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.YOUAs a Structural Engineer, you will provide consultation on lateral systems and structural steel for the design, development and implementation of technical products and systems. You will be working in a collaborative environment of structural design engineers, material specialists, product managers and manufacturing experts. Your participation in product design and in product implementation will be driven by the needs of the customer, changes in materials and methods, changes in processes, and changes in building codes. You will be a technical expert in structural engineering and provide technical support and information to branch engineers, designers, customers, and other business units. You will recommend and implement alterations and enhancements to improve quality, improve performance, enhance customer service, and reduce the cost of products. As part of the product engineering team, you will participate in product changes, process improvements, product testing, installation instructions, product related literature improvements for publication, customer support efforts, and more. Projects may include design analysis, product testing, writing performance specifications, writing material specifications, writing process specifications, and writing installation instructions. You will be a link between manufacturing, product management, sourcing, engineering, and product end users.WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (% of Time)Provide technical and application support for products (30%)Managing product test programs (25%)You will break things. For over 60 years, customers have counted on Simpson Strong-Tie to provide highly engineered products with allowable loads based on physical testing. You will design tests to determine key features to optimize performance, material use and manufacturing efficiency. Our testing labs will build and test to your specifications and then break it so we can learn and improve.Develop products for the building industry (20%)You will develop lateral systems and structural steel products for the building industry. Development projects are associated with new products and existing products and process changes. You will develop experimental plans, organize and analyze data, and make decisions. You will lead and manage projects, collaborate with other departments and stakeholders including but not limited to Product Managers, Marketing Managers, and manufacturing.Work with Marketing to develop technical literature (15%)Working with our talented Marketing team, you will develop and maintain both web-based and printed literature that supports our customers. You will provide technical support for products and develop new applications for products based on customer requests.Provide internal support and training as well as evaluation of processes and procedures in pursuit of continual improvement (10%)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:

  • Bachelors of Science in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering required.
  • Passed NCEES Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) Exam required.
  • Experience in either job related or coursework in design, including steel, timber and/or and reinforced concrete structures. Knowledge of AISC Specifications and Design Guides.
  • Knowledge: Practical working knowledge of common timber, concrete and/or steel construction methods. Familiarity with Simpson Strong-Tie products is a plus.
  • Reading Comprehension/ Speaking/Writing: Ability to read and interpret documents such as mechanical drawings, architectural and structural plans, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the Simpson Strong-Tie.
  • Reasoning: Effective analytical, technical, and problem solving skills.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
  • Organization: Strong organizational skills.  Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
  • Team Player: Demonstrated ability to motivate and work with team members. Must be able to connect, interface, and communicate well with a variety of internal partners in sales, marketing, IT, quality, production, and engineering.
  • Communication: Strong communication skills needed as clear communication is required to effectively deliver projects to customers as well as direct team members.
  • Software: Frequently used software includes: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as other software including AutoCAD and Bluebeam. Simpson Strong-Tie web apps are often used as tools for design. Basic programming knowledge in VBA (Excel and AutoCAD) or MATLAB is a plus.

WORK STATUS & LOCATIONThis full-time, exempt position is located in Pleasanton, CA.Pay$73900 - $96100 / yearRELOCATIONRelocation will not be considered for this position.REWARDS 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