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Structural Engineer – Southwestern U.S.


Position Summary

The Structural 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 Structural Engineer provides technical information regarding product capabilities, proper application and installation of products and potential solutions to various structural engineering applications for wood, steel and concrete structures. The Structural Engineer is someone who communicates well and is Humble, Hungry and Smart.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

% Time Job Responsibilities
60% Provide technical support for all Simpson Strong-Tie® products to customers (e.g. specifiers, building officials, contractors, etc.) and sales representatives. Use your experience, product knowledge and training to develop solutions for a wide variety of structural engineering applications. Work closely with other employees to identify new products and testing opportunities. Participate in the technical development of new and innovative products and product improvements for the construction industry from concept to sale, including idea generation, prototyping, testing, and calculations. Assist in product approval review and submittals. Review 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. Complete projects assigned by the Branch Engineering Manager, Branch Manager, and Vice President of Engineering.
30% Create content for and conduct presentations for onsite/offsite workshops and product training sessions in front of customers (e.g., engineers, architects, contractors, building officials, etc.). Plan, prepare and assist in the set up workshops with appropriate materials and products to ensure a successful demonstration.
10% 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, observe product installations, etc.

Education & Certification Requirements

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Required Engineering-in-Training Certification
Preferred Licensed Professional Engineer (CA)
Preferred B.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
Preferred M.S. degree in Civil/Structural Engineering


Years Type of Experience
1 - 5 years Structural Design and analysis of light-frame wood and cold-formed steel construction, and concrete structures.
3 years Computer experience (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, ACAD, various design software).

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Light-Frame wood/CFS construction methods and products Practical working knowledge of common wood and CFS construction methods. Familiarity with Simpson products is a plus.
Concrete and steel construction methods and products Practical working knowledge of common concrete and steel construction methods. Familiarity with Simpson products is 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.
Speaking and communication Communicate verbally in an appropriate way for the audience he/she is speaking to. Communicate effectively with co-workers. Listen with full attention to what others are saying, making sure to understand the needs being expressed, asking questions as appropriate without interrupting at an inappropriate time. 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 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.
Microsoft Office and computer skills Ability to utilize Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer to effectively complete work.
Driving record Possess and maintain a driving record which complies with company policy.
Travel Travel away from home with occasional overnight stays.

Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic travel, 10% of the time.

This full-time, exempt position is located in Riverside, California at 12246 Holly Street.

Relocation will be considered for this position.

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

Job posted: 2/27/2018

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.