Sr. Structural Engineer

HOK   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 42 days ago



  • Looks for ways to improve engineering design and design processes in a particular discipline.
  • Looks for new trends in Engineering design in a particular discipline and how to apply them to our projects.

Project Management and Technical Improvement

  • 10% time devoted to project management tasks and technical improvement initiatives.
  • Project management tasks shall include project manpower estimates, project communications, budget monitoring and inputs, organizing deliverables, setting project standards for delivery.
  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the BIM team.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommend changes in approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improvement of analytic processes and documentation, common solutions, and critical solutions.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.


  • 90% time devoted to the engineering of projects.
  • Responsibility for the project engineering of small, medium and large sized projects from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects at all stages of design.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Responsibility for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Mentoring of engineering staff on projects and as part of your role in guiding their professional development.

Business Development

  • As needed, provide support to business development, including write-up of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events, and prepare fee estimates and assumptions for a particular discipline on potential projects.
  • Work with architects on concepts for project competitions.

Performance measured on project results

  • Efficiency and profitability of the Engineering Discipline in the office or region and its contributions to firm-wide success.
  • Quality of design solutions, as measured by level of integration, unique solutions, achieving high sustainability goals, and recognition by peers as excellence.
  • The quality of work produced, as measured by completeness of design, absence of change orders and client satisfaction.
  • Cohesiveness of the discipline team, as evidenced by ease and amount of work share, consistency of quality and delivery tools and standards, including drawings and specifications, and team communication.
  • Client repeat business.
  • Contributions to bringing in new work.

Required Skills

Project Management

  • Ability to engineer and deliver projects over $100m in size.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple practices across HOK’s organization.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Must be able to inspire owners and designers.
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets.
  • Strong project management skills for the particular discipline.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary project team leadership.
  • Ability to mentor others.


  • Ability to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Proficiency with Revit is preferred.
  • Engineering of complex basements and foundations.
  • Engineering of steel and concrete superstructures, including long span or high rise.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Licensed SE in states with SE license, PE or CE / PE in other states.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
  • Expert at all aspects of their discipline, including a track record of recent successful major projects over $100m, and one major project over $250m.
  • 8 years project engineering experience, from design development to opening, with one completed high profile project included in the mix.
  • Experience in working in integrated teams.
  • Experience in design and delivery of LEED Silver or higher projects.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings is a plus.
  • Experience with potential project types in commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, aviation, science + technology, and healthcare sectors is a plus.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for Structural design.