Structural Engineer - Steel Utility Towers/Poles
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Job Description
: POSITION: Structural Engineer – Steel Utility Towers/Poles

REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering

LOCATION: Dallas, TX 75201 or other location in U.S.

OVERVIEW

A global manufacturer of towers and poles used in the electrical utility transmission and distribution industry has an immediate opening for a Structural Engineer at any of its manufacturing operations located throughout the United States. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Structural Engineer will provide engineering support for the company’s steel and concrete pole/tower manufacturing operations at this facility by delivering high quality designs of the products for company’s customers while utilizing engineering principals to optimize design and manufacturing efficiencies. The Structural Engineer’s efforts will result in the manufacture of profitable products with high value that meet the customers’ service requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES

In providing design and technical support, the Structural Engineer will work as part of a group that is responsible for all engineering support activities at the site. The responsibilities of the individual Structural Engineer and collective responsibilities of the engineering team are to produce project-specific designs and applications that meet or exceed all national and local structural, building and safety codes and standards; prepare timely quotations and bid responses; optimize plant utilization to achieve on-time deliveries; and enhance product value by accurately reflecting customers’ purchase orders and developing job specific structure lists for production, shipping and accounting activities.

The Structural Engineer is directly involved in the design of the steel and/or concrete poles and towers, producing structures that meet intended service requirements with an economical design that results in a competitively priced product. The Structural Engineer will build and maintain a relationship of mutual trust and understanding with customers through honest dialog and by ensuring that all actions taken by the Company or on its behalf are performed with integrity and credibility. Additionally, the Structural Engineer’s relationship with customers is intended to promote in the development of new products and applications that are the outcome of solutions to specific customer problems of design, public acceptance and economics.

The Structural Engineer will also provide engineering support to operations and maintenance personnel to ensure that Company assets are maintained and protected through proactive preventative maintenance and capital improvement plans. The Structural Engineer will develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendors who add value to the product by providing support hardware that meets intended service levels at a competitive price.

The Structural Engineer will provide technical support to production quality control personnel including oversight of the QC process and providing input into the resolution of production issues which are resulting in manufacturing defects.

The Structural Engineer is also responsible for the following: *
  • Producing steel and/or concrete tower and pole designs that comply with service requirements and all required building and safety codes, and result in an economical design that can be manufactured using plant capabilities and efficiencies. *
  • Developing and generating design drawings for customer review and approval. *
  • Maintaining relationships with customers’ engineering and technical staffs. *
  • Providing engineering support for the production of formal and informal service and pricing agreements with key customers. *
  • Supporting strategic capital improvement and maintenance plans as necessary to sustain and improve production capabilities of the facility. *
  • Reviewing key performance measures and focusing engineering efforts in the areas of safety, productivity, and quality and customer commitment. *
  • Providing engineering support and designs for the structural improvements and repairs of manufacturing facilities and equipment. *
  • Supporting plant activities to ensure compliance with environmental and regulatory policies.

REQUIREMENTS *
  • Bachelor’s degree in structural engineering. *
  • Two to three years of engineering design experience, preferably steel and/or concrete tower and pole structures. *
  • Knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing of welded steel structures and pre-stressed concrete poles. *
  • Knowledge and understanding of transmission and distribution line design. *
  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable codes and design guidelines. *
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and line and tower/pole design software programs.

COMPENSATION

Base salary of $75,000 - $80,000, plus performance bonus, full health care plan and employer-matched 401(K). Relocation allowance offered, as appropriate.

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