Structural engineering is a specialized branch of the broader field of civil engineering. These professionals design buildings of all sizes from shopping malls to office complexes to skyscrapers, sports complexes and more.
Design is a critical element of the job, as structural engineers are responsible for the structural integrity of a building. The structures they create must be able to withstand any and all stress factors it will endure. Structural engineers must have strong attention to detail, exceptional mathematical abilities and they must work well with architects and other members of the engineering staff.
Required Education and Experience for Structural Engineers
Structural engineers are required to have a master’s degree; however, junior-level engineers can enter the field with a bachelor’s degree in structural or civil engineering from an accredited institution. Due to the complex nature of the work, structural engineers are required to be licensed 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 $76,000 per year and junior structural engineers typically earn around $60,000 per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites a figure of $84,770 as the national average. BLS data predicts that job openings will grow faster than average at 11 percent through 2026.
Keep in mind that salary and benefits packages will vary 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 Junior Structural engineer for an Atlanta-based A&E firm. The chosen engineer will work alongside senior staff to produce drawings in AutoCAD for commercial building projects including retail, restaurants and shopping centers.
Applicants are required to have a civil or structural engineering degree from an accredited program, they must be proficient with AutoCAD and Revit and they should have building design experience.
You can learn more about this opportunity or apply online here.
If you are an experienced structural engineer looking for exciting new job opportunities, we invite you to reach out to the expert recruiters at Selectek. We are always seeking strong engineering talent for exciting projects. Contact us today to learn more about the ways we can help you advance your career.