Project Engineer - Structural

NTH Consultants Ltd   •  

Northville, MI

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 94 days ago

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Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering (emphasis on Structural), or related degree, from a 4-year accredited college or university. Master’s degreepreferred.


Professional registration required

Technical Experience

  • 5-10 years of demonstrated experience in evaluating, designing, preparing repair bid documents, and performing field observations of repairs to concrete and masonry buildings and structures
  • Experience with facility asset management and related software is desired
  • Experience in several of the following areas:
  • forensic studies associated with building envelope and structural issues
  • assessing the feasibility and soundness of proposed restoration / maintenance programs
  • evaluation and condition assessment of construction and materials
  • report writing and specification writing
  • development of project scope and cost estimates
  • Consulting firm experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of Building Codes and Standards
  • Industry experience with oil and gas, power generation and manufacturing a plus

Key Job Elements

In this role you will:

  • Develop and prepare proposals for architectural / engineering services related to asset management and the building’s envelope including:
  • Defining the scope of field investigations;
  • Preparing cost estimates and project schedules; and
  • Preparing, delivering and discussing proposal documents with clients.
  • Prepare and review reports, contract documents, designs and specifications for repairs.
  • Plan, organize, and write assessment reports describing the evaluation, significance observations, conclusions, and repair recommendations, together with construction cost estimates.
  • Plan, organize, supervise and conduct field evaluations and field testing programs.
  • Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed restoration/maintenance programs.
  • Develop constructible repair details and specify appropriate repair materials.
  • Coordinate construction quality control services, conduct periodic site visits, and review daily field reports prepared by others.

  • Conduct pre-proposal, pre-construction, and construction progress meetings, and prepare minutes of those meetings.
  • Develop and present project-specific or technical presentations to clients, technical organizations, and in-house staff.

Other Requirements

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, demonstrated team-oriented approach to problem-solving, and have strong interpersonal skills for contact with clients and fellow engineers/technicians.
  • Accuracy, dependability and strong organizational skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills, ability to manage multiple assignments at any given time, and have ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance, and be willing to travel to and conduct field work at project sites as well as offices in Michigan and Ohio.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

  • May be required to perform job duties in the field and office, during non-standard work hours, as necessary.
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Be willing and able to work on construction sites, including elevated platforms, manlifts, scaffolds and swing stages, and along freeway right-of-way while performing review activities.
  • May be required to enter and work within confined spaces, once appropriately trained.

Leadership and Project Management Experience

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated leadership experience in mentoring and leading junior staff
  • Ability to organize technical material into comprehensive reports as well as perform QA/QC reviews on work product
  • Project planning, budgeting, task delegation and management to ensure project is completed according to work plans
  • Project Administration, including invoicing and collections
  • PMP certification a plus

Business Development

  • Demonstrated ability to seek and establish new clients and build good business relationships with both new and current clients
  • Develop and maintain professional business relationships with targeted new clients.
  • Conduct periodic site / client visits, project and business development meetings.
  • Assist in developing business strategies and action plans for creating growth opportunities.
  • Work with Business Development staff to bring new clients / business opportunities to the firm.