The Structural Engineer (a.k.a. Branch Engineer) serves as a technical expert to our sales team and to our external customers, such as specifiers, building officials, and contractors in the Southeastern U.S. territory. They are responsible for the development of presentations, technical literature content, and test programs intended to support sales, generate new products and services, and to improve or maintain existing products or services. Overnight travel is required for workshops, ride-alongs, meetings, and conferences. We are looking for an intelligent engineer, inquisitive by nature, capable of clear communication, adept at project management, and eager create products and tools to support our sales teams’ success.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (% of Time)
Provide technical assistance to customers, and inside and outside sales through telephone conversations, e-mails, and written documentation. (25%)
Create content for and conduct presentations (public speaking) discussing building code provisions, including practical design using Simpson products in front of customers like engineers, architects, builders, building officials, and our sales professionals. Assist with training inside and outside sales on new products and technical literature. (20%)
Develop content for new literature publications such as Catalogs, Technical Bulletins, Fliers & Engineering Letters that will promote the benefits of our products and explain technical content. Check and review all technical literature prior to publication. (15%)
Participate in the development of new and innovative products, product improvements, and evaluation of new applications for existing products, including idea generation, testing, and calculations. (15%)
Travel with outside sales to develop personal relationships with them and our customers, assist with technical support, give presentations, conduct job site calls, research/report new products/applications, and observe product installations, including after natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Our branch territory includes all or portions of 16 southeastern US states, the Caribbean, Central and South America. (15%)
Represent Simpson Strong-Tie at various Professional Associations and Technical Committee Meetings. (5%)
Special projects as assigned by the Branch Engineering Manager, Engineering R&D Manager, Branch Manager or the Vice President of Engineering. (5%)
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering required.
Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) certification required.
Registered Professional Civil or Structural Engineer required.
M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering preferred.
3 + years of related structural consulting experience, including design with light-framed wood and CFS as well as steel and concrete structures practicing under a licensed PE or SE.
Construction Materials and Design Methods: practical working knowledge of common light-framed wood construction and concrete construction and associated design methodologies a must. Additional familiarity with masonry, steel (hot-rolled and CFS), FRP, and CLT construction and design methods a plus.
Product knowledge: general knowledge of Connectors and Lateral System product lines (Anchors, Fasteners, CFS, and Concrete Repair Systems a plus). General understanding of product development process from idea to launch a plus.
Customer focus” quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships. Readily adjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
Self-management: set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner.
Communication: excellent communication skills; written and verbal, proof reading, professional phone demeanor. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well with others.
Computer Skills: excellent proficiency in Microsoft software including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Powerpoint. Experience with AutoCAD, BlueBeam Revu, Simpson Strong-Tie software/apps, Smartsheet, and MS Teams a plus.
Teamwork: maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
Accountability and dependability: arrive to work on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measureable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Reading and writing: ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Reasoning: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with various items of abstract and/or concrete value.
or more than 50 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.
The company is committed to helping customers succeed by providing exceptional products, full-service engineering and field support, product testing and training. Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products, and value-engineered solutions. Its product lines include Structural Connectors, Fasteners, Wood and Steel Strong-Wall® prefabricated shearwalls, Strong-Rod™ Systems for multi-story buildings, Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving systems, and Anchor Systems for concrete and masonry. Simpson Strong-Tie products are known for their consistent quality and availability as well as for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces.