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Structural Engineer

McKinney, Texas

Position Summary

Serves as a technical expert to our sales team and to our external customers, such as specifiers, building officials, and contractors in the Southeastern U.S. territory. Responsible for the development of presentations, technical literature content, and test programs intended to support sales, generate new products and services and to improve or maintain existing products or services. Overnight travel is required for workshops, ride-alongs, meetings and conferences.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

% Time Job Responsibilities
20% Develop content for new literature publications such as Catalogs, Technical Bulletins, Fliers & Engineering Letters that will promote the benefits of our products and explain technical content. Check and review all technical literature prior to publication.
20% Create content for and conduct presentations discussing building code provisions, including practical design using Simpson products in front of customers like engineers, architects, builders, building officials, and our sales professionals. Train Customer Technical Service and Inside Sales on new products and technical literature.
20% Provide technical assistance to customers and others through telephone conversations, e-mails, and written documentation.
15% Participate in the technical development of new and innovative products and product improvements for the construction industry front concept to sale, including idea generation, prototyping, testing, and calculations
15% Travel with sales professionals to develop personal relationships with them and our customers, assist with technical support, give presentations, conduct job site calls, research/report new products/applications and observe product installations.
5% Represent Simpson Strong-Tie at various Professional Associations and Technical Committee Meetings.
5% Special projects as assigned by the Branch Engineering Manager, Engineering R&D Manager, Branch Manager or by the Vice President of Engineering.

Education & Certification Requirements

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Required Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in civil, structural, or architectural engineering
Required Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) certification
Preferred Registered Professional Civil or Structural Engineer
Preferred M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering


Years Type of Experience
3 years Related structural consulting experience, including design with light-framed wood and CFS as well as steel and concrete structures.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Construction Materials and Design Methods Practical working knowledge of common light-framed wood construction and concrete construction and associated design methodologies a must. Additional familiarity with masonry, steel (hot-rolled and CFS), FRP, and CLT construction and design methods a plus.
Product knowledge General knowledge of Connectors and Lateral System product lines (Anchors and Fasteners 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 adjust 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

This full-time, exempt position is located at 2221 Country Lane in McKinney, TX.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

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

Job posted: 6/1/2017

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.