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Structural Department Manager

Hammond, IN 46323

Posted: 02/28/24 Employment Type: Full-Time Job Number: EB-9371185749

Job Description

Structural Engineering Department Manager

CLIENT is currently seeking a Department Manager Structural Engineering

CLIENT is seeking a senior level engineer with 15+ years of experience to manage our Structural Engineering Department in our Hammond, IN, office. This person would provide technical and project execution oversight for various projects. The hybrid position requires project and resource management experience in a consulting environment, and well-rounded expertise in heavy industrial retrofit engineering projects in the utilities, steel, manufacturing, petrochemical, chemical, mining, materials processing and power generation industries. CLIENT is evaluating candidates based upon their technical depth of knowledge, field experience and engineering management experience in heavy industrial applications such as:

Structural steel and concrete

Soils and foundations


Excavation and shoring

Buildings and codes


Tanks and vessels

Piping/electrical/equipment supports

Lifting and rigging

Design for Safety, including fall protection and OSHA knowledge.

Structural integrity evaluation and repairs

Bulk material handling

The position requires the Department Manager to perform in varying roles related to personnel management, project management, senior technical support, and customer relationship development.

The ideal candidate will be a high performing, critically thinking, analytical, and experienced self-starter with excellent leadership skills, written and oral communication skills, customer service skills, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. CLIENT culture values safety, communication, accountability, professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for the execution of all activities of the department. Schedule, organize, direct and review all department resources and activities.

Hire staff, establish individual goals and expectations, and conduct performance reviews. Direct, develop, supervise and provide technical guidance to all direct reports.

Establish and execute operational plans for the department with respect to routine, tools and resources to ensure consistent operations and growth of skill sets.

Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department.

Function as Project Manager and/or Senior Engineer on specific projects as required.

Prepare and guide/supervise the preparation of single or multidiscipline engineering proposals including development of scopes of work, project schedules and cost estimates.

Prepare, review and/or check engineering calculations, designs, drawings and other project documents related to this specific discipline on projects as required.

Certify and PE-seal various designs, drawings and documents as required.

Develop, maintain and upgrade technical standards/specifications to be used on specific projects, as well as centralized design basis and historical references.

Provide enhanced customer support as a technical liaison and support regional business development initiatives as a technical resource.

Support the organization through interaction with managers and staff at other CLIENT offices, including recruiting and training efforts.

Ensure all department operational and project activities are completed in accordance with CLIENTs Project Management system through implementation and enforcement of stated policies and requirements.

Lead projects with a variety of durations, prioritizing both long-term planning, as well as provide leadership in a fast-paced engineering environment requiring expedited turnaround.


Education Required:

Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.

Experience Required:

15 years of senior-level experience

Licenses & Certifications Required:

Professional Engineer

More Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree in Structural and/or Civil Engineering.

Professional Engineer (PE) License is required. Structural Engineer (SE) license is preferred.

Project Management Training and/or PMP Certification are a plus.

A minimum of 15 years senior level engineering experience in the heavy industrial environments and marketplaces served is required.

Successful experience in leadership roles managing engineering teams and/or engineering departments is also required, preferably in a consulting engineering environment.

Superior communication and interpersonal skills with clients and engineering personnel are essential.

Project management experience including an understanding/use of project management and project control principles/tools is also preferred.

Candidates should have a thorough understanding and aptitude in the use of current computer software including business enterprise and project management tools, as well as structural analytical and FEA software suites. Knowledge of land surveying, 3D design, and Lidar is a plus. Some field engineering work and business development travel will be required from time to time.

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