SmithGroup is an award-winning, multinational integrated design firm with a team of 1,200 experts across 15 offices in the U.S. and China. We employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. Our specialists develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. We are deeply committed to our promise to Design a Better Future - for our clients, communities and employees. Are you ready to help us get there?
The Detroit office of SmithGroup is looking for both an Entry Level Structural Engineer and a Structural Engineer to join our team. SmithGroup has been named one of Southeast Michigan's Top Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press for seven (7) consecutive years!
Working with us, you will:
Perform structural analysis, design and documentation of buildings, site structures, architectural features and complex projects involving interdisciplinary project teams.
Develop structural designs for structures of various materials that experience multiple loading conditions that could include extreme loading (high wind, heavy snow, high seismic, blast, progressive collapse, etc.)
Create and develop innovative planning and design concepts for projects.
Assess design requirements, determine level of effort and provide input on scheduling.
Revise, review, and coordinate construction documents (drawings and specifications) to meet project requirements.
Assist with construction administration including site visits as required for observation, answering contractor questions, or representing the owner in reviewing completed work.
Prepare presentation drawings, assist in developing proposal materials and participate in presentations both internally and externally.
Coordinate the work of CAD/Structural techs, interns and junior staff assigned to the project.
Mentor and train junior staff.
Assist in the development of design and detailing standards, tools, and specifications.
An ideal candidate has:
A bachelor’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering or equivalent. A master’s degree in Structural or Architectural Engineering is preferred.
2-14 years of structural and civil engineering experience.
Professional Engineer (PE) required. Structural Engineer (SE) licensure preferred.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with team members in other disciplines, consultants, and clients.
A working knowledge of the design and construction process, project administration and administration procedures.
Proficiency with CAD, Revit, RAM Structural Systems, RISA, SAP and/or similar Structural Analysis Programs and the Microsoft Office Suite.
SmithGroup offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, including 401(k) and continuing educational reimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, and pay for 8 federal holidays. We also promote a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includes an alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid work options that give our team the flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed.
Founded by architect Sheldon Smith in 1853, our “born on” date might suggest that we’re a traditional design and engineering firm, but we left old-fashioned mindsets behind decades ago. Today, SmithGroup is an award-winning, multi-national organization that employs research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges.
Working across 15 offices in the U.S. and China, our network of 1,200 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design and delivery—giving rise to new and innovative processes and methodologies that are redefining the way we work. Our integrated practice offers depth in all disciplines serving the built and natural environment, including architecture, engineering (coastal, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing), landscape architecture, urban design and environmental science. Our specialists—from artists and engineers, to nurses, workplace strategists and beyond—develop beautiful, sustainable, future-focused solutions for healthcare providers, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront dev...elopments, and parks and open spaces.
Blending artistry, technology, planning, research and strategy, we partner with clients to up-end disruptors redefining their businesses and solve challenges impacting their worlds. Whether tasked to develop a business model, workflow processes, a campus master plan, a building, an energy model, or a strategic plan, our integrated team of experts relentlessly explores and refines until they arrive at a solution that realizes success at every scale of a project.
Our ability to blend aesthetics with performance, sustainability, and resiliency to create a better tomorrow—for clients, employees, the community, the environment, and our collective future—has earned recognition from top-ranking institutions, publications and design authorities the world over.