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Senior Structural Engineer

EAD, Inc. Memphis, TN

Job Description

A Great Opportunity for Growth within a Successful Company!

EAD is one of Omaha's leading, progressive and innovative construction, controls and engineering consulting firms.  Locally owned, we are involved with project work locally, nationally, and internationally. Our specialty areas include: Food & Pet Food, Renewable Energy, Chemical & Petrochemical, Pharmaceuticals and Institutional. 

EAD Engineering is looking for a Senior Structural Engineer with thorough knowledge of structural design and engineering techniques to lead/work closely on assigned projects from planning, preliminary design, front end engineering, preparation of drawings and tender documents, tender evaluation, project management, contract administration, construction support, liaison with local authorities and as-built documentation.


  • Responsible to plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria
  • Independently applies extensive and diversified knowledge of structural principles and practices in broad areas of assignments
  • Uses advanced techniques and/or develops new techniques in the modification or extension of theories and disciplines to complete assignments
  • Devise new approaches to problems, and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and EAD standards
  • Perform structural design and analysis calculations using governing codes and standards, engineering formulas, skills and experience
  • Detail portions of projects using schematic or conceptual layouts
  • Responsible for quality and delivery of construction documentation
  • Assume the lead engineer's role on assigned projects
  • May serve as designated client contact on projects
  • Use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering design documents
  • Perform field activities such as observe and record existing field conditions, take and verify measurements within project area
  • Ensure that on-site construction work is carried out according to local regulations and requirements
  • Perform structural engineering calculations, plans, designs, layouts, and project specifications
  • Complete structural engineering portion of project proposals and construction cost estimates
  • Provide conceptual drawings and sketches to incorporate in final drawings by Designers/Drafters
  • Act as a mentor to junior engineers as assigned
  • Research design options and document findings for project lead engineer
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, etc.
  • Coordinate work with other structural engineering and design staff
  • Handle routine contract administration
  • Capable and experienced in managing and performing projects in a fast paced environment
  • Time manage and prioritize tasks to achieve results within cost and schedule constraints
  • Interface with clients, utility companies, construction administrators, contractors, and vendors
  • Responsible for adhering to all EADs safety standards and practices
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • B.S. Degree in Structural or Civil Engineering from an accredited institution
  • 10 years experience in Structural Engineering design and structural drafting practices and procedures
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 5 yrs experience with Staad Pro or equivalent finite element analysis software experience
  • 5 yrs experience working with multi-discipline teams
  • 5 years previous project engineer or group leader experience
  • Knowledge of building codes and NFPA standards
  • Experience in working with Bioprocess and/or Petrochemical Clients, construction of large industrial plants, or power stations will be advantageous
  • Ability to lead projects and people
  • Working knowledge of excel including macros
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with clients & in-house staff
  • Ability to develop business opportunities
  • Demonstrated independent worker requiring minimal direction
  • Able to set priorities and organize work to meet project deadlines and budgets
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail
  • Possess organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit
  • Possess and able to maintain a valid driver's license
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Working Conditions:

  • Office, plant, or client site environment*
  • Ability to sit and work at computer for an extended period of time
  • Ability to walk up numerous flights of stairs/ladders multiple times a day and/or work in tight spaces in extreme conditions
  • May work near moving mechanical parts and equipment*
  • Office, Commercial and/or Industrial setting with the potential of exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals*
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.*
  • Periodic weekend, holiday or evening work as needed
  • Travel and/or field experience required


            *EAD will provide training, administrative/engineering controls, and personal protective  equipment as necessary.



Job Details

Date Posted October 16, 2018
Date Closes November 15, 2018
Requisition 130
Located In Memphis, TN
Work At EAD Memphis
SOC Category 00-0000.00