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Brown and Caldwell is the largest engineering firm of its kind—solely focused on the U.S. environmental sector. With offices throughout the country, we have opportunities nationwide to work on some of our most exciting environmental projects.

Principal Engineer - Structural

Work Location: Atlanta, Georgia
ID: 3305
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 5%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Currently our Atlanta office has an exciting opportunity for a Senior-Level Structural Engineer to join our National Structural Design Group.  The successful candidate will work as part of multi-discipline project teams on various water and wastewater projects for municipal and private sector clients.  Project work includes: leading the structural design effort on projects in the Mid-South area; directing structural engineers and designers in the preparation of design calculations and construction drawings; preparation of project specifications; coordination with other engineering disciplines; and construction support services.  The successful candidate will enjoy working in a collaborative, multi-discipline environment to develop innovative, cost effective designs for new facilities, expansions, upgrades and retrofits.

Job Expectations:

  • Develop scopes of work and level of effort estimates for structural project work.
  • Manage structural project teams and be accountable for budget and schedule compliance.
  • Provide structural engineering design for tanks, basins and building facilities at water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Provide structural engineering design for industrial water facilities.
  • Design concrete, steel, masonry and wood structures per IBC.
  • Design concrete structures utilizing ACI 318 and ACI 350 for Environmental Structures.
  • Perform condition assessments of existing structures
  • Prepare detailed design sketches, or work directly within CAD or Revit, and coordinate with designer staff to prepare 3-D models and design drawings.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Coordinate structural project work with architects and process, mechanical, and electrical engineering staff.
  • Provide construction administration support: submittal review, RFI responses, and structural observations.
  • Utilize RISA 3D, Enercalc and other software for structural design.
  • Contribute to standard detail and specification updates.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of concrete, steel, masonry and wood structural design per IBC and referenced codes.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in structural engineering design required.
  • Structural design experience with wastewater treatment plant or industrial facilities; some commercial design experience is a plus too.
  • B.S. and M.S. degree in Civil Engineering (structural course work emphasis).
  • PE license required.
  • Experience working on Innovative Project Delivery projects (design-build, CMAR, etc.) is a plus.
  • Effective oral and written communication essential.

Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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