Principal Engineer/Design Division Head – NC Structural Engineering Firm (Some Wood Design)

Job Type: 
Professional Services
Other Professional Positions
Employment Category: 
Direct Hire

Our client is a North Carolina-based structural engineering firm that is experiencing significant growth.

 It specializes in low- to mid-rise residential and commercial projects and prides itself on its performance excellence as well as its team-based, people matter culture.

 It is expanding its Design division (it also has a highly successful Inspections division) and seeks a very sharp, knowledgeable, skilled leader to oversee this group.

 Firm will pay industry leading wage (including relo for out-of-state candidates) to attract and retain the right person.

 Key Things to Note:

  • This is truly a Division Lead role (client is open to Manager or Director levels).  Role will involve overseeing a team of ~ 5 engineers guiding them from a technical standpoint but also “running the business” (staffing, financial, business development, etc.). 

We seek an Engineer with a broad technical skill set, substantial personal leadership and an entrepreneurial energy and drive.

  • The firm does residential, commercial and industrial work.  Broad structural engineering exposure is required.  Wood design is a must.
  • This Division Lead will manage the financial elements of the division (budgets, revenue goals, etc.).  Seek business-minded engineer with a strong P&L mentality.
  • This firm is in building mode.  Seek highly innovative and industrious engineer who is excited to be instrumental in its growth. 
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license is required.  NC is strongly preferred.

 The Division Lead will report to the founder of the firm and will:

  • oversee and seal the work of a team of design engineers, drafters, and project managers
  • act as SME (subject matter expert) on all technical matters
  • provide guidance, training and development opportunities for junior engineers
  • develop proposals and quotes for new work
  • foster new and existing client relationships
  • manage the P&L of the business
  • act is lead “champion” for the Design Division amongst colleagues, clients, prospects and the business/construction community.

 Targeted candidate will offer a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Structural or Civil Engineering (with a focus on structures) and 7+ years of experience in structural design work.  PE license required. Supervisory experience also important.

 Other priorities include:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building codes, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and other business correspondence.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
  • Experience with wood design
  • Knowledge of word processing software; spreadsheet software; drafting software (AutoCAD or similar); structural calculation software (Enercalc and RetainPro or similar); and structural modeling software (RISA 2D/3D or similar).
  • Track record of longevity and achievement

 In addition to the technical skills cited, we seek a go-getter who will bring energy, ownership and ideas to build this already thriving business.

This is an important and impactful role, and we seek a star who will bring important and impactful contributions.

Please forward resume for prompt consideration.