A branch of civil engineering, structural engineering involves the design and development of large structures. They can range from buildings to bridges to sports arenas and more. These professionals are responsible for designing structures that meet client specifications and can withstand constant exposure to environmental pressures for decades to come.
Structural engineers have a host of responsibilities, including analyzing architectural blueprints and topographical data, estimating costs, calculating all the stress factors that will impact the structure, ensuring the project adheres to specifications and managing members of the engineering team and support staff.
Required Education and Experience for Structural Engineers
Every firm that hires structural engineers will have their own specifications and requirements, but engineers typically hold a master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree may be acceptable in some cases, but advanced degrees are almost always preferred. In many cases, structural engineers may be required to maintain licenses in the states they work in.
Job Outlook for Structural Engineers
The salary aggregator at Indeed indicates the average salary for structural engineers in Georgia is currently around $85,000 per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites a similar figure of $84,000 as the national average. BLS data predicts that job openings will grow faster than average at 11 percent through 2026. It is important to remember salary and benefits packages will vary from job to job based on the requirements of the position, the size of the company, its geographic location and the experience of the engineering candidate.
Current Opportunity for Structural Engineers
Selectek is currently recruiting for a temp-to-perm structural engineer for a top-tier civil and structural engineering firm in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The engineer will be responsible for overseeing design and working closely with clients to ensure proper structural steel fabrication and erection processes.
The ideal candidate will have a civil or structuring engineering degree, five years of experience working for a fabrication shop, steel detailing shop or steel erection firm, and proficiency with AutoCAD and/or Revit.
You can learn more about this opportunity or apply online here.
If you are an experienced structural engineer looking for exciting new opportunities, we invite you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent to match with some of the most innovative companies in the region. Contact us today to learn more about our process for helping you take the next step in your career.