Associate Branch Engineer
Pitt Meadows, BC
Be A Maker
At Simpson Strong-Tie, we’ve built a workplace where people are connected and engaged in creative thinking from day one throughout their careers.
When you think of the best a family has to offer — support, collaboration and respect — that’s what we value at Simpson Strong-Tie. When there's a win, we’ll cheer you on. When there's a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.
At Simpson Strong-Tie, you’ll find talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all connected by our shared mission — to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures.
It’s this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work for more than 60 years — a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.
You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other.
As an Associate Branch Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical support to all Simpson Strong-Tie customers. You will have the opportunity to participate in the technical development of new innovative products, assist in product performance analysis, review content for literature publications along with promoting the performance benefits of our products. That’s year one.
If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it’s what we love to do.
What You'll Be Doing
|% Time||Job Responsibilities|
|70%||Provide Technical support for all Simpson Strong-Tie products to specifiers, building officials, contractors, to our customers (e.g. specifiers, building officials, contractors, installers, etc.) and sales representatives. Work closely with other employees to identify new products and testing opportunities. Participate in technical development of new and innovative products and product developments for the construction industry. Assist in product performance analysis, building code approval review and submittals. Review content for new literature publications such as catalogues, technical bulletins, fliers & engineering letters that promote the performance benefits of our products. Complete projects assigned by the Director of Engineering — Canada, Branch Manager, and Vice President of Engineering.|
|20%||Create presentation content, technical literature, and conduct technical presentations for onsite and offsite customer workshops. Provide product knowledge training sessions in front of customers (architects, contractors, building officials, and others). Develop test programs to introduce new products, support sales, and provide services to improve and maintain existing products. Plan, prepare and assist in the setup of workshops to ensure a successful demonstration. Train inside and outside sales representatives on new products and technical literature.|
|10%||Travel with sales representative to meet and develop business relationships with customers, assist with technical support, give presentations, conduct job site calls, research/report new products/applications, and observe product installations. Represent the company at various professional associations and technical committee meetings.|
Desired Skills and Experience
If you can do everything listed above, you’ve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering is required.
- Engineer-in-Training (EIT) licensed in British Columbia is required.
- A Master of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering would be preferred.
- A minimum — 3 years of Computer Experience, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ACAD, various commercially available structural engineering software, such as RISA, STAAD, or SAP2000
- A minimum 2 years — Structural design experience including wood, steel and concrete structures
- Analysis and Reasoning — Ability to make sound business judgements.
- Practical working knowledge of common wood, concrete and steel construction methods. Familiarity with Simpson products is a plus.
- Customer Focus — The ability to quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships.
- Self-management skills: Set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in timely manner.
- Speaking and Communication skills: The Ability to communicate verbally in an appropriate way for the audience. Ability to effectively present information to top management, customers, and other groups.
- Teamwork — Maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to reach mutually beneficial solutions.
- Accountability and dependability: Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measureable, high quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
- Reading, Writing and Reasoning: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals. Ability to respond effectively to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.
This job requires 10% domestic travel.
This full-time, position is located in Pitt Meadows, BC. It is not eligible for remote work.
Relocation is not available for this position.
This position reports to the Director of Engineering, Canada.
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Effective Date: 10/05/2022
In keeping with the Company’s commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, colour, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which provincial law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.