Senior Structural Engineer
Washington, DC 
Posted Today
Job Description

SmithGroup is an award-winning, integrated design firm that blends research, data and technology with innovation and a creative spirit to deliver resilient, inclusive spaces that solve our clients' greatest challenges. Our teams create exceptional design solutions for healthcare, science and technology, workplace, mixed use, higher education, cultural, waterfront, parks and open spaces, and urban environments. We are looking for passionate problem solvers who want to elevate design, push boundaries and move us closer to a carbon-free future. Care to join us?

The Detroitoffice of SmithGroupis looking for aSenior Structural Engineerto join our team in the DC office.

Working with us, you will:

  • Provide leadership of structural engineering team on large and complex projects.
  • Perform structural analysis, design and documentation of buildings, site structures, architectural features and complex projects involving interdisciplinary project teams. Waterfront and marine structure experience is a plus.
  • Develop structural designs for structures of various materials that experience multiple loading conditions that could include extreme loading (high wind, heavy snow, high seismic, blast, progressive collapse, etc.)
  • Create and develop innovative planning and design concepts for projects through collaboration with architectural design leaders.
  • Independently assess design requirements, determine level of effort and provide input on scheduling and fees. Manage and monitor structural and budget performance of projects.
  • Revise, review, and coordinate construction documents (drawings and specifications) to meet project requirements.
  • Lead quality assurance reviews of projects developed by other teams.
  • Direct and manage team's construction administration including site visits as required for observation, answering contractor questions, or representing the owner in reviewing completed work.
  • Prepare presentation drawings, assist in developing proposal materials and participate in presentations both internally and externally.
  • Supervise, mentor and train Structural Engineers, CAD/Structural techs, interns and junior staff.

An ideal candidate has:

  • A bachelor's degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering or equivalent. Master's degree in Structural or Architectural Engineering preferred.
  • 15+ years of structural and civil engineering experience.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) required. Structural Engineer (SE) licensure preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with team members in other disciplines, consultants, and clients.
  • A working knowledge of the design and construction process, project administration and administration procedures.
  • Proficiency with Structural Analysis Programs and the Microsoft Office Suite, experience with CAD and/or REVIT is a plus.
  • Interest in and active participation in professional societies a plus.

SmithGroup's competitive compensation and benefit package is designed meet the needs of a diverse staff. The anticipated salary range for this position is $114,000 to $169,000 annually, at the time of posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for this position. Additionally, an employee in this position is eligible for a performance-based bonus on an annual basis. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We provide an opportunity to invest in your future through our401(k) program with employer matching and a continuing educationreimbursement. We offer 3 weeks of paid time off within the first year of employment, with the option of purchasing additional time off, 8 paid federal holidays, and parental leave benefits. SmithGroup also promotes a healthy work/life balance for our staff which includesan alternative work schedule that provides employees with an additional 15 days off per year (usually Fridays), as well as hybrid work options that give our team the flexibility to work within our vibrant office culture or remotely, as needed.

If you are not sure that you meet all of the suggested qualifications described above, please don't leave this page. Your talents and attributes could be just what we're looking for - and we strongly encourage you to apply. If you need additional accommodations to complete the application process, please contact

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

SmithGroup is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or arrest/conviction records.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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