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Description

The Opportunity:Are you passionate about solving complex engineering problems? Are you nimble-minded in assessing and understanding the root causes of structural failures?  Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team that works on a variety of restoration projects?  Do you have strong communication and organization skills, as well as a passion for refining project details and processes? If so, we want to hear from you!Responsibilities:

  • Lead, oversee, review, and execute structural engineering tasks for a variety of projects related to assessment and restoration design of concrete, masonry, steel, wood elements and structures. Engineering tasks include detailed design, calculations, and development of repair details and specifications
  • Assign project tasks and provide technical guidance to junior-level team members, as follows: Work directly with project managers to help implement project goals; Delegate duties to junior-level staff to implement project goals, as needed; Oversee and conduct quality checks on variable aspects of projects, such as project schedule, deliverables, fees, invoicing, and provide direct assistance to ensure timely project execution; Mentor and train one or more junior-level team members.
  • Productively interact with client representatives and SME subcontractors.  
  • Help to enhance the visibility of SME’s expertise. In this regard, participation in professional organizations outside of regular employment is encouraged
  • Exemplify safe work practices and follow the company’s compliance standards.

Core Competencies:

  • Has competency using computer operating systems and MS Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with clients, team members, and supervisors, conveying technical information clearly.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, manage workloads, maintain accurate and detailed record-keeping skills, documenting field observations, safety concerns, and problem resolutions.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to build rapport with clients and team members, fostering positive working relationships, customer-centric approach to provide excellent service to clients, ensuring their needs and concerns are addressed promptly and professionally.
  • Must be able to understand and adapt to change and react productively to frequent interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Basic construction competencies including ability to determine location from surface features and landmarks by interpretation from surveys, road maps, aerial photos, topographic maps, and geologic maps; understanding construction stakes set by others, and color markings of utility companies.
  • Has a general aptitude for identifying and resolving complex technical problems in the field, utilizing critical thinking and logical reasoning.
  • Demonstrates ethical conduct, maintaining confidentiality and ensuring safety and security in all aspects of work, strict adherence to safety protocols and guidelines, fostering a safe working environment for yourself and others.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely use and operate ladders and stairs, scaffolds, lifts and other equipment to access existing or under-construction buildings recording the necessary field data to conduct structural analysis and produce technical documents for building systems and components.
  • Ability to learn new concepts and adapt to challenges.
  • Ability to work overtime, including weekends on an as-needed basis.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and organized manner independently and with a team, as well as the desire for continuous learning.
  • Medically fit to use a respiratory protective device and other personal protective equipment.
  • Ability to work in varied environments as dictated by the project, for example:
    • Sitting and use of a computer for prolonged periods of time.
    • Work in confined spaces and at heights greater than six feet (potentially on ladders, boom lifts, and swing stages).
    • Work that may be conducted in a laboratory environment or in the field where exposure to chemicals, noise, dust, variations in temperature and humidity, fumes, and various types of equipment.
    • Travel locally and out-of- area; A valid driver’s license (good driving record) and passport are required.
    • Possible limited international travel

SME's Core Values:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Respect
  • Selfless Service
  • Teamwork
  • Practical Solutions

Benefits:At SME, we believe that taking care of our employees is the cornerstone of our success. Our commitment to your well-being goes beyond a job- it is about helping you thrive both personally and professionally. We offer a benefits package that is not simply meeting an expectation, but a key component of your overall job satisfaction. The following list highlights many of the benefits SME offers its employees.

  • SME provides Medical, Dental, and Vision after 30 days of employment.
  • SME covers the premium cost of medical insurance so that you and your families never have to worry about the costs of healthcare.
  • 401k match
  • Yearly profit sharing that goes directly into your 401k
  • Yearly performance bonuses
  • Yearly wage evaluations
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Volunteer Time Off 

  

Qualifications

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Education

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Experience

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10 years:

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Licenses & Certifications

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