Position Description

Structural Principal Engineer (LA, Ventura, or Irvine)
Location CA - Southern California (Los Angeles or Irvine)
Job Code TPE
# of openings 1
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Structural Principal Engineer


Job Summary

Responsible for project management, establishing and maintaining client relations, mentoring staff, preparing engineering reports and analyses, design and preparation of plans, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of clients and projects.


Job Duties

  • Concurrently manages a variety of structural engineering projects.
  • Develops fee estimates for all project types and ensures projects are delivered on schedule and within scope and budget.
  • Establishes and fosters client relations and develops proposals and budgets.
  • Maintains and manages strong relationships with ongoing clients.
  • Independently develops design plans for a variety of engineering projects and assists project level engineers in development of design plans for their tasks/projects.
  • Analyzes and recommends solutions to complex structural engineering problems.
  • Performs calculations for components of structures and structural frameworks.
  • Creates construction plans and details for structures conforming to Cannon standards.
  • Responsible for the design and detailing of structural components for building permit submittals.
  • Effectively manages quality assurance and quality control.
  • Communicates effectively with various departments, clients, and agencies.
  • Coordinates with permitting agencies.
  • Directs and mentors design associates on technical matters and procedures and acts as a technical resource to staff.
  • Listens and communicates effectively with staff to maintain team atmosphere.
  • Participates in professional and community activities that promote growth.


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural or Civil Engineering.
  • 10+ years of experience in structural analysis, design, and detailing of buildings and structures.
  • CA PE license required. SE license preferred.
  • Experience in management of client relationships.
  • Experience managing projects, scope, and budgets.
  • Highly proficient knowledge of the California Building Code and ASCE 7 with the ability to convey that knowledge to others.
  • Design experience in timber, concrete, steel, and masonry structural building systems.
  • Proficient in engineering finite element design software such as RISA and ETABS.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD is required.


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