Job Description Template: Structural Engineer

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Structural Engineer Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/On-Site | Location

$72,000–$99,000 (Suggested salary range for this role per Payscale)

Why [Company]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your company is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your company. For example:

Our structural engineers use CAD software programs to design buildings and determine how to bring those designs to life. You’ll select materials, calculate loads and stresses, and oversee the entire construction project from conception to completion. Throughout each project, you will communicate with all stakeholders and ensure strict adherence to all building codes, safety standards, and current regulations.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Calculating and analyzing loads and stresses on foundations, beams, and walls
  • Predicting how the building will hold up in different weather conditions, including natural events like earthquakes and floods
  • Selecting materials for the project
  • Preparing and communicating cost estimates and budgets
  • Applying for and obtaining regulatory approvals and permits
  • Overseeing and inspecting work completed by contractors
  • Liaising with architects, other engineers, clients, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Inspecting existing buildings for structural integrity
  • Advising building owners on needed repairs or options for demolition
  • Ensuring adherence to construction safety standards and laws


What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s (required) or master’s degree (preferred) in structural or civil engineering from an ABET-accredited program
  • Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) license (required) or Professional Structural Engineer (SE) license (preferred)
  • 5+ years of proven experience working with residential and commercial projects
  • Advanced proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software programs
  • Strong background in project and budget management
  • In-depth knowledge of construction methods, materials, technologies, and regulations

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to simplify complex concepts for a general audience
  • Collaborative, team-oriented mindset
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve in high-stakes situations
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

As a company, we listen to our employees and their needs. Along with a competitive salary, we strive to offer attractive benefits packages that meet employee needs and ensure they feel valued both inside and outside the office. These benefits include:

  • Healthcare: Plans cover medical, dental, vision, and mental healthcare
  • Employee wellness: On-site gym and meditation room
  • Time off: 14 days of paid vacation time with additional accrued sick time
  • Family care: Up to 24 weeks of maternity and paternity leave
  • Retirement: 401k matching up to 10%, which is above the industry average
  • Life insurance: Free basic life insurance coverage up to your annual salary
  • Charitable giving: Match 10% of your donation to a charity of your choice
  • Other in-office perks: Free breakfast and drinks throughout the day

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

Our team often needs to handle sensitive information, so we require all candidates who receive and accept employment offers to complete a background check before being hired.

[Company] is an equal opportunity employer.

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