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Field Engineer

Raleigh, NC

For 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.

At Simpson Strong-Tie we value the individual, and the creativity that individuals can bring to the workplace. You join this company for a career, not a job!

Position Summary:

As Field Engineer you will provide technical support to both internal and external customers on Simpson Strong-Tie product lines that are commonly used on projects in the Infrastructure-Commercial-Industrial market segments (primarily Anchoring Systems and Repair, Protection & Strengthening Systems and Cold-Formed Steel Connector product lines). Use experience, product knowledge and training to develop solutions for a wide variety of applications. Work closely with sales team to identify and support closing of sales opportunities. This position will be based out of the employee’s home office and will support the Upper South Atlantic region of the U.S. (NC, SC, portions of VA and TN).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

% Time Job Responsibilities
25% Provide technical support to our customers and our staff for the following product lines (anchor systems, concrete repair, protect & strengthening, systems and cold-formed steel commercial connectors).
25% Conduct technical presentations for individuals, groups and professional associations involved in new construction and/or the repair and rehabilitation of existing structures, focusing on both general technical knowledge as well as the advantages and use of Simpson products.
20% Establish and maintain relationships with design professionals, specifiers, and major contractors to obtain the specification of Simpson products.
10% Develop solutions for a wide variety of applications using your experience, product knowledge and training.
10% Identify sales opportunities and work closely with the sales team to support closing of sales opportunities.
10% Identify new products and testing opportunities. Assist in development and review of technical literature.

Education & Certification Requirements:

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Required B.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
Required Licensed Professional Engineer, P.E.


Years Type of Experience
3 years Consulting engineering experience
2 years Experience designing structures on projects in the infrastructure, commercial & industrial market segments is preferred (as opposed to design experience with light-frame construction projects only)

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Construction Practical working knowledge of common concrete and steel construction methods
Product Knowledge General knowledge of Anchors and Repair, Protect & Strengthening Systems (Fasteners Connectors, and Lateral System product lines a plus). General understanding of product development process from idea to launch a plus.
Customer Focus Quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive internal and external customer relationships. Readily readjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
Self-management 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 a timely manner.
Communication Excellent communication skills; written and verbal, proof reading, professional phone demeanor. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Enthusiastic attitude and ability to work well with others.
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 Arrive to work on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. 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 and writing Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond effectively to common inquiries 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.
Reasoning Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagram form and deal with various items of abstract and/or concrete value.
Attention to detail Monitor and review work for accuracy and completeness. Complete work according to procedures and standards. Maintain an organized workspace. Understand verbal instructions.
Computer Skills Excellent proficiency in Microsoft software environment including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and Powerpoint. Experience with AutoCAD, BlueBeam Revu (PDF), Simpson Strong-Tie software & web applications, and TechSmith SnagIt Editor a plus

Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic/international travel, 30 to 50% of the time (4 to 6 overnights per month).

This full-time, exempt position will support the Upper South Atlantic region of the U.S. (NC, SC, portions of VA and TN). Position will be based out of the employee’s home office, preferably in the Raleigh, NC area.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to 23HR@strongtie.com

Job posted: 1/27/2017

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.