Position Open: January 10, 2020 Position Close: Until filled
Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen Inc. without employer sponsorship. We do not typically sponsor H-1B or any other work visa petitions.
Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
We seek to hire a Structural Engineer Graduate or EIT (Waterfront) in our Virginia Beach, VA office who will be responsible for assisting in various aspects of the waterfront structural engineering portion of a project while working under the supervision and guidance of a licensed Structural Engineer (PE).
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Performing various aspects of structural design as directed by a Structural Engineer or Senior Structural Engineer including conceptual studies, calculations, systems selection and layout for waterfront structure design
Preparation of schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents as directed
Coordination and communication with design team members to ensure the structural design details integrate properly with the work of all other project disciplines
Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
Performing structural services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments as directed
Performing structural services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings as directed
Complying with quality control policies and procedures
Learn and implement department and company standards
Develop analysis and design skills
Participating in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Project Managers, Design Managers, Senior Structural Engineers and Structural Engineers
Working with a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects
Individuals assigned to our waterfront engineering division will assist with inspections and collect field data in a marine environment. These duties require independent access to marine vessels (boats).
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Perform Structural Engineer or Senior Structural Engineer tasks as directed
Responsible for document organization and clarity
Responsible for discipline drawing coordination
Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Engineer
Creating schematic-level foundation and framing plans for projects of moderate to high complexity
Determination of loads acting on the structure, including gravity and lateral loads
Development of manual calculations and analytical models for structural analysis and design purposes
Participate in developing an accurate, three-dimensional model of the structure with the necessary level of detail using the required Building Information Modeling (BIM) software package, when BIM is a project requirement
Develop design options for resolution of system conflicts
Assist with marine structural systems calculations and LEED templates
Participate in marine structural system selections
Participate in marine structural code analysis process
Adhere to project budget and schedule
Support building structural assignments as required
Graduate of an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
Civil Engineering (structural or coastal emphasis)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (structural or coastal emphasis)
Civil Engineering Technology (structural or coastal emphasis)
Architectural engineering (structural Emphasis)
Post-graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering, or Civil Engineering-related degree may be given additional consideration.
Candidate who expect to graduate by June 1, 2020 are eligible to apply for this position.
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
Completed or be in a position to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and all other state requirements for certification as an EI/EIT is preferred.
Pursuing Professional Engineer licensure (PE) within 48 months of being hired.
Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
Active membership in NSPE, ASCE, NCSEA or other related professional organizations is desirable
A Structural Engineer Graduate or EIT should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with analysis, design, and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
Up to 4 years of specific, post-graduation, structural engineering experience that includes experience with three of the four major materials (concrete, structural steel, wood, and masonry), development of manual calculations and analytical models for structural analysis and design purposes, development of construction documents (drawings and specifications), coordination with other design team members, and experience in responding to construction phase queries and submittals.
Experience and a working knowledge of applicable Building Codes and referenced material-specific standards, including IBC, ASCE 7, and UFC’s
Experience with marine or bridge structures, coastal engineering, dredging and/or knowledge of commercial diving will be given additional consideration for individuals who apply for a position in our waterfront engineering division.
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance and US Port access is required.
Other Criteria and Considerations
Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession
Internal Number: N2019-064
About Clark Nexsen
Clark Nexsen is an international full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excellence to U.S. and global clients. Clark Nexsen was ranked 11th on the 2013 Architect 50, a list of top firms in the U.S., and in the Top 20 Architecture/Engineering firms in Building Design + Construction’s 2014 Giants 300 Report. The firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 475 employees in 10 additional office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Our employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development, and have been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work”. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.