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Job Description

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 700 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 always looking for great talent and especially people who enjoy solving difficult problems in a creative way. Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure (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. A successful candidate for EMI may work on projects related to LNG plants, oil & gas facilities, offshore wind, power plants, CO2 storage, Hydrogen production, pipelines, tank farms, industrial buildings, rotating equipment foundations and other piping systems.The Houston EMI team specializes in structural and geotechnical analysis, design, evaluation, and risk assessment for energy and industrial facilities, especially for extreme loadings and dynamic behavior of structures at oil & gas facilities. The Associate Project Consultant will assist engineers and project managers to complete analysis and design calculations for a variety of projects.What You’ll Do:

  • Contribute to the development and assessment of offshore platforms, chemical plants, and LNG terminals.
  • Develop design criteria and specifications for various structures, systems, and components.
  • Perform blast and fire response analyses.
  • Perform structural, seismic, and soil-structure interaction analyses.
  • Perform dropped object, ship collision, and projectile impact studies.
  • Metocean analysis of offshore structures and structural integrity management program support.
  • Design new structures and repairs of existing structures.
  • Assist with research and development efforts for LNG plants and offshore wind structures.  
  • Interface with diverse analysts, designers, licensing engineers, regulators, and risk managers.
  • Review work by technicians, drafters, and others assisting the project team.
  • Conduct field investigations and site walkdowns.
  • Prepare proposals, letters, reports, calculations, drawings, and specifications.
  • Prepare engineering calculations using software such as MATLAB and Mathcad.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations.
  • Develop and utilize programing and scripting languages including Python.
  • Maintain direct client contact within context of assigned work.
  • Provide on-the-job training and mentoring to staff.

What You’ll Need:

  • Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Ability to obtain Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Structural Engineering (S.E.) license within five years.
  • Up to 2 years of engineering experience.
  • Experience with structural analysis, structural dynamics, and/or structural mechanics.
  • Knowledge of design, analysis, evaluation, and/or permitting of onshore and offshore structures.
  • Knowledge of safety/risk analysis and probabilistic methods is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines amongst competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in at least one advanced analysis software package including ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, or USFOS.
  • Proficiency in at least one structural analysis software package including SAP2000, SACS STAAD-PRO, or RISA.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with technical staff and clients.
  • Ability to travel to remote job sites including offshore.

 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. If the application system is not accessible to you, or you need a reasonable accommodation to apply due to a disability, please email [email protected].