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Field Engineer – ICI (Southwestern U.S.)

Phoenix, AZ

Position Summary

The Field Engineer serves as a technical expert to sales representatives and external customers, such as specifiers, building officials, and contractors in the Southwestern U.S. territory. The Field Engineer provides technical information regarding our product lines that are commonly used on projects in the Infrastructure-Commercial-Industrial market segments (primarily Anchoring Systems; 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. The Field Engineer is someone who communicates well and is Humble, Hungry and Smart. This position will be based out of the employee’s home office and will support the Southwestern U.S. (Las Vegas, NV; Arizona; New Mexico; El Paso, Texas).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

% Time Job Responsibilities
25% Provide technical support to our customers and staff for the following product lines (anchor systems, concrete repair, protect & strengthening systems, 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 Strong-Tie products.
20% Establish and maintain relationships with design professionals, specifiers, and major contractors to obtain the specification of Simpson Strong-Tie 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 Licensed Professional Engineer, P.E.
Required B.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
Preferred Licensed Structural Engineer, S.E.
Preferred M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering


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).
3 Years Computer experience (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ACAD, various design software).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Construction Practical working knowledge of common concrete, light-frame steel, and structural steel construction methods.
Product Knowledge General knowledge of Anchors; Repair, Protect & Strengthening Systems; Cold-Formed Steel (fasteners, connectors and lateral systems 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, Bluebeam and TechSmith SnagIt Editor a plus

Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic/international travel, 40-50% of the time.

This full-time, exempt position will support the Southwestern U.S. (Arizona; Las Vegas, NV; New Mexico and El Paso, Texas). The position will be based out of the employee’s home office, preferably in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

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

Job posted: 7/13/2017

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.