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Structural Engineer
Req ID 5137
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Structural Engineer


Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all backgrounds. That’s why here at WSP, inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging are core principles. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP USA is seeking a highly energetic, self-motivated, and goal oriented Structural Engineer for TransportationFacilities Group in the New York office. With the intimacy of a small group of staff, along with the support of alarge firm, this is an excellent and unique opportunity for the right candidate to challenge themselves and to growtheir career. Be involved in projects with our Transportation Facilities Group and be a part of a growing organization that meetsour client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

The Transportation Facilities Group (TFG) leads and design projects that supports local and regional growthinitiatives through small and large transportation projects. Our goal is to team with our agency clients and todevelop solutions to the complex challenge of advancing transportation throughout the region. TFG has over 60engineers and architects throughout the Northeast Region, with major design hubs located in New York City,Boston, St Louis and San Francisco.
The position offers varied projects in the transportation fi eld within the NY Metro Region. The Structural Engineer IIposition will work under the supervision of a senior structural engineer and includes designs in rail and busstations, pre-k thru higher education projects, airports, transportation hubs, rail systems, as well a wide array ofprojects that lead and support the engineering divisions. Clients include NYCT, MTA Bus, LIRR, MNR, PANY&NJ,Amtrak, NJ Transit, NYC SCA, contractors, and local utilities. The scale of work varies from small to very largeprojects and offers the candidate the ability to continually switch between multiple project types on any given day,and offers tremendous exposure to varied disciplines within the New York Office.

Your Impact

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of structural design, details and drawings, including calculations for new and renovation work;
  • Developing drawings in REVIT (BIM), AutoCAD, and MicroStation;
  • Utilizing Microsoft Excel and Mathcad Prime to develop of structural calculations
  • Knowledge in structural analysis software such as STAAD.Pro, RAM Structural System, ETABS, SAFE and SAP2000
  • Field inspection of structural systems of buildings;
  • Coordinating with various engineering disciplines as well as with architects;
  • Working within a paperless (or limited-use) offi ce environment and remote working when required
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhereto WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Typical projects types include:

  • Transportation segments include rail, bus, subway, airports and marine ports; Facility building types includeadministration buildings, tolling structures, parking structures, bus, rail and subway stations includingassociated maintenance facilities, ancillary buildings, vent buildings, etc.;
  • Pre-K through higher education school buildings;
  • Resiliency related studies and design;
  • Parks and recreation centers.

Growth Opportunities include:

  • Develop into the senior structural engineer level;
  • Assist on the development of the proposals;
  • Work on design-build projects including direct interaction with clients;
  • Work on high profi le type projects including direct interaction with clients

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering.
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant post education experience in engineering discipline and prior structural design experience in transportation projects.
  • Engineer in Training Certification and ability to obtain PE license within 1 year.
  • Proficient in the development of structural engineering calculations, structural analysis models, details andcontract drawings.
  • Knowledgeable in state and city building codes, as well as industry standard specifi cations (IBC, ACI 318,AISC 360, etc.)
  • Understanding of construction documents
  • Knowledgeable in STAAD.Pro, SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE, RAM Structural System, Mathcad, Excel or similar structuraldesign software
  • Proficiency of AutoCAD; knowledgeable in MicroStation and REVIT (or the ability to quickly learn)
  • Capable interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively andprofessionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Effective self-leadership with attention to detail, results orientation, and managing multiple priorities in adynamic work environment.
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, work independently,and comply with company policies.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and well organized
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcoholand harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specifi c requirements that may extend beyond the typicalworkweek.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Detailed experience related in building design and rehabilitation
  • Knowledge in the development of CSI-format construction specifi cations



Additional Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

  • Travel Required: N/A - No travel required
  • Job Status: Regular
  • Employee Type: Full
  • Primary Location: NEW YORK - PENN PLAZA
  • All locations: US-NY-New York

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 12,000 employees in over 200 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. #LI-HYBRID

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