Structural Engineer 1
Date published: 8-Jun-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: ENG
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Contract to hire opportunity for a Structural Engineer 1 in Overland Park, KS. Functions in an engineer capacity. Under close supervision, performs routine aspects of engineering assignments requiring knowledge and application of basic engineering principles. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to prescribed techniques and procedures to complete project assignments.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
90% time on DETAILED structural calculations for telecommunication support structures. The calculation includes:
* RISA-3D model setup and analysis structure
*Use of TNX Tower software for analysis of telecommunication towers
* Load calculations including - wind, dead, live and seismic
* Connection design for steel and FRP structure members
10% time drawing review and coordination with other professionals to obtain equipment layout, work out interference's, design structure modifications and track work.
The position requires preparation of structural design engineering including layout, analysis and calculations for steel structures and/or foundations.
Calculations include the structural design and analysis of steel structures, platforms and supports, reinforced concrete structures, Wood structures, foundations and piling related to telecommunication facilities.
Analysis includes basic structural analysis and equipment research to prepare report documents, specifications, and drawings meeting project requirements.
Engineering Standards: Develops familiarity by reading, understanding and applying departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies and procedures.
Quality / Continuous Improvement: Develops an understanding and complies with the B&V quality program. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.
Engineering Production: Contributes to preparation of less complex engineering deliverables such as drawings, reports, specifications, and studies of limited scope. Performs routine research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work. Prepares basic engineering calculations following standard methods and principles used in similar engineering analysis. Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
Project Coordination: Shares information with others as requested. Coordinates with others when directed by supervisor or project leadership.
Client Focus: Focuses on the needs of internal clients (project team leadership) while attempting to gain basic understanding of external client's main interests and drivers. May provide support to business development or pursuit activities.
Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Shares current knowledge of latest technology and processes.
Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Prefer prior internship in related to Structural Engineering or 6+ months experience.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural focus or Bachelor's in Structural Engineering
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Learning on the Fly
• Problem Solving
• Intellectual Horsepower
• Written Communications
• Drive For Results
• Decision Quality
• Dealing with Ambiguity
Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Basic knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
• Basic industry knowledge and technology trends
• Basic knowledge of company quality program
• Basic knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles