Atlas Engineering Group > Senior Structural Engineer

Exciting opportunities are available at Atlas Engineering Group, Ltd. (Atlas), voted “2023 ACEC Medium-Size Firm of the Year”. Atlas is a professional licensed consulting firm specializing in structural design engineering, civil/transportation/rail design engineering, water resources, construction management, surveying, and program management. Work out of our offices in the City of Chicago (right on the Chicago River), Deerfield, IL, or Valparaiso, IN. Flexibility to work remotely part-time. Seeking staff with a positive, pro-active attitude, who are integral to the foundation of our organization, and the key to everyone’s success. Join a team with a culture which welcomes everyone’s perspectives and voices. Become a part of a dynamic organization that delivers a passion for what we do, and a vision for enhancing the communities and ever-changing environment that surrounds us.

Atlas is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer in our Structural Division to join our evolving Team. This position is a leadership role for leading a staff of design engineers and technicians in all aspects of design and plan preparation for bridge and structural projects. Our public and private clients vary from federal, state, and local governments; railroads and transit agencies; and collar county DOTs.

This position will work in a team environment, make sound engineering decisions, provide direction to staff, and coordinate the workload of projects. The Senior Structural Engineer will lead, assign, and review work of the project delivery team; check work through QC and QA procedures; monitor progress; collaborate with all team disciplines; manage sub-consultants; preparation of proposals, scopes, budgets, and schedules; day-to-day communication (oral and written) with the client; identify changes of scope and additional services; mentor/develop design staff, as well as advise, challenge, inspire and/or motivate others.

This individual must be capable of developing highly innovative, creative, and efficient design solutions with the ability to guide initial design concepts/ideas from pursuit and selection through successful project completion on multiple projects. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to represent the firm, develop and maintain client relationships, lead proposal development, participate in interviews, and be a visible and active member of the transportation community through professional organization involvement. Atlas is committed to assisting you in advancing your career while giving you multiple growth opportunities in a collaborative environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil/structural engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program
  • PE licensure in Illinois
  • 7-10 years of experience in structural engineering design
  • Proficiency in Microstation, Mathcad, and Staad Pro
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proven experience in developing and leading final engineering deliverables
  • IDOT, Illinois Tollway, and CDOT experience
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • SE licensure in Illinois in 1 – 2 years
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D, MDX, AASHTOWare, RC Pier
  • InDOT, CTA, and railroad experience
  • PE license in Indiana, Florida and/or Texas
  • The ability to lead, develop, and mentor engineering staff

General Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects in for the design of structural services to roadway, rail, facilities and aviation transportation agencies, and other clients
    • Monitor contract and financial management of projects
    • Coordinate activities and assign priorities to staff /projects
    • Mentor and assist in professional development of Division staff members
  • Assist in the pursuit of new structural work to support and grow the Division
  • Develop and nurture relationships with key clients as part of the firm’s strategic plan
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry services, projects, and trends
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Work with Director of Structural Engineering in setting Division budgets, goals, and forecasts
  • Represent the organization at professional organizations and conferences
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Technical Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the technical specialist for the firm in the application of concepts, principles, and methods in structural engineering
  • Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the firm
  • Manages structural aspects of projects and/or multi-disciplinary projects
  • Ensures quality control is performed
  • Reviews structural analysis and design of structures
  • Assists the project managers in coordination with the client, subconsultants and staff

Communication Skills:

  • Proactively interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others
  • Leads project meetings and makes presentations
  • Represents the firm and maintains liaison with clients, prospective hires, and related organizations
  • Positive attitude with excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills

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