Senior Structural Engineer / Department Lead - Tenders Global

Senior Structural Engineer / Department Lead


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Job Description

AECOM Technical Services Inc. – Buildings + Places (B+P) Northern California business line is looking for a Senior Structural Engineer / Department Lead to lead our team in the Oakland CA office . As the Department lead your responsibilities will include leading a team of engineers developing unique and challenging designs for projects of various sizes and complexity. Candidate must be well organized, be able to demonstrate critical thinking, and be able to work independently or as part of a collaborative team. They must be able to make technical recommendations to our clients based on industry standard engineering techniques, procedures, and the applicable codes. They also will be a team leader / mentor for our growing team.

As Senior Structural Department Lead Engineer, your role will include:

  • Effective department leadership in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, multi-office environment with the ability to leverage local, national, and global expertise for innovative solutions to complex design challenges.

  • Utilization of your senior leadership skills to supervise/mentor intermediate engineers and junior designers.

  • Working closely with multiple B+P offices within the West Region with our Southern California team being the closest offices that we collaborate with the most frequently.

  • Utilization of your experience with Business Development efforts including Client Interaction, assistance with proposals and development of design fees.

  • Preparation of complete Structural designs for multiple types of projects varying in size and delivery method.

  • Planning of design work, calculating costs, and managing time schedules to assign design duties to junior staff working on projects.

  • The proactive coordination of design and schedule with our other disciplines such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, technology, clerical, and equipment suppliers.

  • Maintenance of accurate, clear, and concise project documentation and design data for permanent project files.

  • The requirement to be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and exemplify strong and effective leadership skills.

  • Attendance in project meetings, or when appropriate, delegation of such activities.

  • Assisting in project checking for quality control on other projects.

  • Having knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of technical plans and drawings.

  • Representing the organization and acting as a liaison with individuals and related organizations.

  • The use of significant experience with California seismic design for new and existing structures.

Preferred areas of experience:

  • Federal

  • Hospital/Healthcare

  • Commercial / Light Industrial

  • Analysis and Retrofit Design of existing structures

  • Anchorage of Non-Structural elements (new and existing structures)

  • Experience with multiple structural design materials (Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Timber)

  • Experience with analysis using ASCE 41 for seismic analysis and retrofit of existing structures


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering with a Structural emphasis with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • CA Professional Engineer (P.E) license

Preferred Qualifications

  • CA Professional Structural Engineer (S.E) license

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience designing buildings and retrofits of existing structures in a high seismic region.

  • Experience with analysis using ASCE 41 for seismic analysis and retrofit of existing structures

  • Experience working with multi-discipline project teams.

  • Extensive knowledge of California and International Building Codes.

  • Fluent in English with excellent written and technical communication skills.

  • Able to use advanced techniques in the modification or extension of theories and practices of sciences and disciplines to complete assignments.

  • Experience scoping and drafting fees for engineering components of interdisciplinary project work.

  • Experienced in Structural Design and Calculation Software (ETABS, SAP, SAFE, and RAM/Bentley Software).

Additional Information

Offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $160,000 – $210,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10094717

Business Line: B&P – Buildings & Places

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid

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