Structural Engineer

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Houston, TX, United States

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Structural Engineer


Melbourne, FL 

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We are currently seeking a Structural Engineer with design experience involving conventional wood framing, masonry, and concrete to support restoration and rehabilitation construction efforts and structural condition assessment assignments nationwide. Projects typically involve single family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, commercial office, retail, and church buildings.

In return for your talent and effort, we offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, employer-matching 401(k), a flexible work schedule, and opportunities for advancement.

In this position you will apply your technical knowledge to evaluate existing buildings and design solutions for the complex and unique problems of our clients. Projects will include a mix of residential, multi-family, and commercial projects, with an emphasis on repair of damage from fire, wind, flood, and impacts, as well as adaptive reuse of older buildings, and enhancements to existing facilities to accommodate changes in use and implementation of equipment and machinery. Some opportunities for structural design of commercial, retail, industrial, and hospitality structures may also develop. You must be able to manage several projects simultaneously and be detail orientated. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential.

You should have experience with:

  • Both commercial and residential building structural systems and the best materials choices based on type of design, location, and use of the building.
  • Load calculations, performance criteria, and material/member selection.
  • Preparation of as-built drawings from existing buildings.
  • Performance evaluations of the structural systems in existing, sometimes damaged, buildings.
  • Creating required drawings and specifications using your knowledge of building codes and industry standards.
  • Researching building code (historical and current).
  • Field assessment to include working from ladders, lifts, scaffolds, confined spaces, and rooftops.
  • Typical Duties Include:
  • Conduct investigations and conditions assessments in order to determine appropriate repair of damaged and/or poorly performing structural systems.
  • Research history of buildings and any associated code upgrades that should apply.
  • Complete design assignments related to upgrades, maintenance, and restoration of existing buildings.
  • Manage projects and teams in both new and existing construction in a variety of structural projects, assuring QA/QC in the final product.
  • Manage multiple projects with deadlines, preparing technical condition reports, repair design, bid documents, addenda, change orders and other construction documentation.
  • Skill at establishing a budget and schedule, communication with clients (internal and external), and working with a team to complete projects within the budget and schedule constraints established for the project.
  • Ability to initiate, develop and maintain mutually beneficial client relationships.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required.
  • Professional Engineering, P.E. required (Structural license appreciated).
  • 4+ years of structural design experience.
  • AutoCAD proficiency required. Building Information Modeling (BIM) proficiency appreciated.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation is a must.
  • Ability to travel in and out of state, occasionally out of country (typically England, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, and Virgin Islands), on assignments (approximately 20%).
  • Good report writing skills with the ability to develop and commit to budgets, scopes, and deadlines.
  • Must be outgoing and able to interact with staff, clients, and home/business owners.
  • Ability to work independently with good judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • You must possess excellent verbal, communication skills and technical writing abilities.

For required site visits, physical ability to perform all of the following functions is required:

Climb ladders, walk on roofs, work from elevated platforms (scaffolding), enter and work in confined spaces, work outdoors in hot or cold weather, lift up to 50 pounds, and use necessary safety equipment. - Perform duties that may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, or squatting for prolonged periods of time.

Rimkus is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.