Structural Engineer

About Uni-Systems Engineering

Uni-Systems Engineering is a single-source provider of custom mechanization for iconic structures and attractions that deliver impressive experiences for our customers and the general public. We partner with engineers, architects, and construction managers to mitigate risk and deliver functionally integrated reliable showpieces. Our team of mechanical, structural, and electrical engineers specializes in providing custom, project-specific solutions to complex and unprecedented engineering challenges. We work in a wide range of industries including Stadiums and Ballparks, Telescope Observatories, Amusement and Entertainment, Aerospace, Manufacturing, and Residential. Please see our website (www.uni-engineer.com) for more project information.

Job Summary

Uni-Systems Engineering is looking for a motivated individual that is interested in working in an atypical Structural Engineering position using familiar codes and engineering principles and applying them to custom systems. This individual will have the opportunity to design world-renowned operable structures that are highly visible to the public but will also interact with and develop their work from the concept all the way through installation. Engineering level and responsibilities will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

The person in this role will provide effective engineering leadership, input, and structural design support on a project basis. They will contribute to multiple aspects of projects including design, documentation, purchasing, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of mechanized structural systems.

This position will provide work direction, technical expertise, and effective communication to the project team. It will utilize strong analytical skills to resolve complex technical challenges and outcome-oriented self-direction to achieve ambitious project goals.

  • Discipline-specific responsibilities include:
    • Conceptual structural design
    • Estimating weights, members, and details for proposal preparation
    • Detailed design development utilizing structural methods, software, building codes, and client specifications
    • Structural calculation and drawing production
    • Shop and field structural inspections
  • As Project Engineer:
    • Communicate with clients
    • Develop design budget and schedule
    • Monitor budget and schedule during the design phase
    • Coordinate entire design team to complete the design and achieve project objectives
  • Actively participate in scheduled design reviews with contractor, architect, engineering consultants, and other project team members
  • Interface with other departments to coordinate structural systems with electrical and mechanical systems
  • Provide project status updates for Project Review Meetings and other company meetings
  • Interface with field personnel and purchasing to determine and obtain required materials
  • Assist in prototype development, implementation, and documentation
  • Assist in operation & maintenance manual production
  • Visit manufacturing/vendor sites to inspect and communicate expectations
  • Support Uni-Systems Engineering Sales & Marketing Efforts:
    • Provide technical and media support for O&M documentation, including manual reviews, technical documentation, and visual materials
    • Write articles for magazines and technical journals

Benefits of Employment

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • HSA and FSA options
  • Life insurance
  • ST and LT Disability insurance
  • 401K plan with above-market company matching
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • Company Holidays
  • Work Hours Policy that requires all work hours over 45 hours per week to be preapproved

Job Requirements

Education and Certification

  • S. degree from an ABET-accredited institution in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • S. degree from an ABET-accredited institution in Civil/Structural Engineering is advantageous
  • I.T. certified is advantageous
  • E. registration is advantageous

Experience

  • 0-9 years’ experience with B.S. degree or 0-7 years’ experience with M.S. degree
  • Experience in managing risks associated with custom designs is advantageous
  • Previous experience working with clients’ input to innovate and creatively solve multifaceted problems is advantageous

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current codes and requirements that apply to the Civil/Structural Engineering discipline
  • Understanding of engineering software, most advantageous being SAP2000, SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation, ANSYS, and MATHCAD
  • Knowledge of fabrication techniques and machine shop experience is advantageous
  • Exposure to mechanical equipment/systems and/or a general aptitude for being hands-on is advantageous

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to push the boundaries of the code, understand and apply alternate codes, and think outside of the box
  • Desire to solve structural design problems including large machine design, structural dynamics/statics, system stiffness, load distribution, failure modes, and related system integration tasks
  • Proficient at using analysis and design software
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions and works under general direction
  • Self-directed, results-oriented with proven ability to organize, plan, and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Communicates effectively with management, employees, vendors, and customers
  • Strong attention to detail in completing work
  • Can apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to complex projects and business challenges
  • Ability to work successfully within a team, cross-functionally, and independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Travel (domestic and foreign) during design, installation, and commissioning of projects, up to roughly 5% of the time

Contact

Adrian Szymonski
HR Manager

aszymonski@uni-engineer.com

Lauren Lambert
HR Generalist

llambert@uni-engineer.com