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Composite Strengthening Systems Engineer

Columbus, OH

Position Summary

The Simpson Strong-Tie Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) engineering group is focused on delivering education, services and support to both internal and external customers in innovative ways. The CSS Engineer will interact with Simpson employees as well as external customers including Engineers, Architects and Contractors to provide expert consultation in the areas of design, development, and implementation of CSS products to meet project needs. The CSS Engineer will develop project-specific solutions in conjunction with staff engineers and be responsible for the delivery of projects back to the designer. Additionally, the CSS Engineer will provide staff engineers direction and training as needed to complete projects. The CSS Engineer will perform a variety of tasks, provide consultation on complex projects, and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist. A wide degree of creativity and resourcefulness is expected.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

% Time Job Responsibilities
25% Provide technical/application training and support to design professionals on the Simpson Strong-Tie Composite Strengthening Systems
25% Coordinate with design professionals and contractors to provide feasibility studies, design guidance, and installation support for their projects
20% Coordinate project tasks with staff engineers including design, take-off, and shop drawing creation
20% Provide technical training to staff, as well as evaluation of processes and procedures in pursuit of continual improvement
10% Perform additional tasks as directed by the Manager of Composite Strengthening Systems and the Branch Engineering Manager

Education & Certification Requirements

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Required B.S. degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering.
Required Licensed Civil or Structural Engineer (PE or SE)

Minimum Experience

Years Type of Experience
2 years Design experience with fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems applicable to established design guides.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
FRP Demonstrate expertise in concepts, practices, and procedures relating to FRP, relying on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish project goals.
Math Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Language Ability to read and interpret documents such as architectural and structural plans, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Reasoning Effective analytical, technical, and problem solving skills. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Organization Strong organizational skills.
Team Player Demonstrated ability to motivate and work with team members. Must be able to connect, interface, and communicate well with a variety of internal partners in sales, marketing, and product development.
Communication Strong communication skills needed as clear communication is required to effectively deliver projects to customers as well as direct and train staff engineers.
Software Frequently used software includes: Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access as well as other software including AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, Acrobat, and SharePoint. Simpson Strong-Tie web apps are often used as tools for design.

Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic travel, 20%-30% of the time.

This full-time, exempt position can be located in Columbus, Ohio or Chicago, Illinois.

Relocation may be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to ColumbusCareers@strongtie.com.

Job posted: 7/25/2017

Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test. In keeping with the Company’s commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.