Civil - Building Code, Civil - Codes and Standards, Civil - Structural, Civil Engineering
Lead Structural Engineer
Merrick & Company is seeking a Lead Structural Engineer to join a team of engineering and design professionals serving in the Nuclear Services & Technology Business Unit in our growing Aiken, SC office. This position requires an individual who works well with other discipline engineers and architects and who is strong in all aspects of structural design for buildings and equipment. This position will be located in our Merrick Aiken, SC office.
This position will be located in Aiken, SC, a small community located near the Savannah River Site. Aiken is relatively close (less than an hour drive) to both Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC. Aiken is a family-friendly community with an excellent public school system and a low crime rate. Aiken was voted the best small town of the south in 2018 by Southern Living and remains on the top 10 list. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing custom solutions and mentoring a team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Structural Engineer will independently apply extensive and diversified knowledge in broad areas of structural engineering and related fields. The Senior Structural Engineer will work on a major project or several projects of moderate scope with complex features, receiving supervision and guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Duties and responsibilities will also include:
Routinely interact with clients, customers, officials, contractors, etc.
Attend project meetings and make presentations on specific aspects of engineering assignments.
Plan and coordinate detailed aspects of the engineering work including preparing scope, budgets, and schedules.
Stay within established schedule as outlined by a lead engineer.
Coordinate work with other disciplines as necessary and as directed by the lead engineer.
May manage and assign tasks to other engineers.
Read, understand, interpret, and reconcile engineering requirements for designs integrating multiple systems and codes.
Generate technical reports, calculations, or other similar documents detailing purpose, methodology, results, conclusions, and recommendations pertaining to the addressed engineering problem.
Critically review the work of other engineers to determine accuracy and completeness.
Preferred Experience - In addition to the required experience, the following types of experience are preferred:
Experience with design for Department of Energy governmental facility projects following DOE-STD-1020.
Experience performing work under a robust quality assurance program such as ASME NQA-1.
Experience with nuclear analysis and design codes, including ASCE 4, ASCE 43, ACI 349, and AISC N690.
Experience specifically in the seismic analysis and qualification of mechanical equipment and gloveboxes.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to computers, copiers, printers, scanners and plotters.
Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.
Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.
We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.
Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily while staying within established schedules and budgets. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The candidate must be able to develop structural designs, drawings, calculations, specifications, reports, and other similar design documents and have the following experience:
Client projects for this position require US Citizenship.
Bachelor of Science degree in civil or structural engineering from an ABET accredited program is required; a Master's degree is a plus.
Candidate must have a current PE license and the ability to obtain South Carolina PE license within a reasonable amount of time.
Minimum of eight (8) years of experience is required.
Experience with conventional IBC / ASCE 7 structural design of buildings and other structures for gravity, wind, and seismic loading.
Experience using conventional structural engineering material design codes such as ACI 318, AISC 360, AISI 100, and TMS 402.
Experience using finite element analysis software such as RISA 3D, STAAD Pro, and SAP2000
Experience developing drawings using CAD software such as AutoCAD, Microstation, or Revit
Experience using engineering calculation software such as MathCAD
Fluency with Microsoft Office
Internal Number: 2021-2753
Merrick & Company is an employee-owned engineering, architecture, surveying, and geospatial firm, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Sears Merrick, a former engineering professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, founded our company in 1955 in Denver. Our initial focus on structural engineering quickly expanded into power engineering, surveying and other types of engineering across Colorado.
Though Merrick has grown to serve customers outside of Colorado, we haven’t outgrown our founder’s belief in the value of employee ownership: “If a man works for himself, he is much more committed.”