Structural Engineer II - 48261
New York, NY

Structural Engineer II - 48261

Be involved in projects with our Transportation Facilities Group and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP USA is seeking a highly energetic, self-motivated, and goal oriented Structural Engineer II for Transportation Facilities Group in the New York office.  With the intimacy of a small group of staff, along with the support of a large firm, this is an excellent and unique opportunity for the right candidate to challenge themselves and to grow their career.
The Transportation Facilities Group (TFG) leads and design projects that supports local and regional growth initiatives through small and large transportation projects.  Our goal is to team with our agency clients and to develop solutions to the complex challenge of advancing transportation throughout the region.   TFG has over 60 engineers and architects throughout the Northeast Region, with major design hubs located in New York City, Boston, St Louis and San Francisco. 
The position offers varied projects in the transportation field within the NY Metro Region.  The Structural Engineer II position will work under the supervision of a senior structural engineer and includes designs in rail and bus stations, pre-k thru higher education projects, airports, transportation hubs, rail systems, as well a wide array of projects that lead and support the engineering divisions.   Clients include NYCT, MTA Bus, LIRR, MNR, PANY&NJ, Amtrak, NJ Transit, NYC SCA, contractors, and local utilities.  The scale of work varies from small to very large projects and offers the candidate the ability to continually switch between multiple project types on any given day, and offers tremendous exposure to varied disciplines within the New York Office.
Responsibilities include:
  • Development of structural design, details and drawings, including calculations for new and renovation work;
  • Developing drawings in REVIT (BIM), AutoCAD,  Aecosim (BIM), and MicroStation;
  • Utilizing Microsoft Excel and Mathcad Prime to develop of structural calculations
  • Knowledge in structural analysis software such as STAAD.Pro, RAM Steel, ETABS, SAFE and SAP (or equivalent);
  • Field inspection of structural systems of buildings;
  • Coordinating with various engineering disciplines as well as with architects;
  • Working within a paperless (or limited-use) office environment and remote working when required
Typical projects types include:
  • Transportation segments include rail, bus, subway, airports and marine ports; Facility building types include administration buildings, tolling structures, parking structures, bus, rail and subway stations including associated maintenance facilities, ancillary buildings, vent buildings, etc.;
  • Pre-K through higher education school buildings;
  • Resiliency related studies and design;
  • Parks and recreation centers.
Growth Opportunities include:
  • Develop into the senior structural engineer level;
  • Assist on the development of the proposals;
  • Work on design-build projects including direct interaction with clients;
  • Work on high profile type projects including direct interaction with clients;
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on structural engineering
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in transportation related projects
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) is required; Professional Engineer (PE) license (or planning to take the exam within 1 year)
  • Proficient in the development of structural engineering calculations, structural analysis models, details and contract drawings.
  • Knowledgeable in state and city building codes, as well as industry standard specifications (ASCE 7, ACI 318, AISC 360, etc.)
  • Understanding of construction documents
  • Knowledgeable in STAAD.Pro, SAP, ETABS, SAFE, RAM Structural System, Mathcad, Excel or similar structural design software
  • Proficiency of AutoCAD; knowledgeable in MicroStation (or ability to quickly learn)
  • REVIT (or the ability to quickly learn)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills and well organized
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and able to multi-task
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience within the transportation industry is also a plus
  • Detailed experience related in building design and rehabilitation with construction exposure a plus 
  • NY/NJ/Connecticut area resident preferred
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Knowledge in AecoSIM is a plus
  • Knowledge in the development of CSI-format construction specifications

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.