bakersfield | Senior Design Specialist Structural in Oakland, CA

Senior Design Specialist Structural

  • Turner Construction
  • $107,710.00 - 156,290.00 / Year *
  • 1626 38th Ave
  • Oakland, CA 94601
  • Full-Time



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Position Description: Provide critical structural engineering analysis and input to lead and perform technical reviews, mitigate potential design risk, identify and solve construction challenges, and generate optimization opportunities for pursuit and execution of design-build and design-bid-build system projects.

Reports To: Vice President-Structural Engineering of Turner Engineering Group

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Leads and performs advanced technical reviews of projects to assess constructability, examine design details, perform quantity takeoffs, and recommend construction sequencing and logistics.

Review and evaluate project specific designs, program intent, contractual obligations, division of responsibilities, and deliverables.

Review and assess project documentation such as drawings, basis of design documents, specifications, reports, calculations, and shop drawings.

Analyze elements of the structural systems developed to date, establish sufficiency of design, and identify means of optimizing design components.

Leads development of potential solutions to the design/construction team and presents for design optimization, risk management challenges, and constructability improvements.

Provide review and guidance for project non-conformances and operations issues.

Documents structural review activities in formal report formats, technical memoranda, Bluebeam Studio sessions, and spreadsheet-based comment lists.

Present all findings to project team and track implementation into overall design.

Establish constructive and effective relationships with internal and external project team members, subcontractors, and clients to facilitate understanding and influence design and project development.

Partners with linked design disciplines, e.g. geotechnical, architecture, code-compliance, building envelope and faade, MEFP, vertical transportation, acoustics, and fire to improve the coordination of design concepts.

Develop cost proposals and scope of work for requested deliverables, develop appropriate estimate of hours for tasks.

Weekly assembly of summary of activities and workload, identify bandwidth of staff hour availability.

Leads project-specific team of other specialists including other disciplines as required.

Business Development responsibilities, including meeting with design teams, developers, and Business Units to identify our abilities for potential opportunities.


Position Qualifications:

M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural) with a minimum of ten years of industry experience as a practicing Structural Engineer; must be licensed as a Professional Engineer (Structural Engineer licensure preferred). Must have the ability to think and write in a highly structured manner while also having the required creativity to develop specialized solutions and anticipating potential challenges and opportunities. Must have demonstrated experience leading small to moderately sized teams of structural engineers and managing projects. Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team environment. Must have design experience on a diverse array of projects through all phases of design and construction. Experience with leading peer reviews and/or due diligence studies. Projects will be located throughout the U.S. and approximately 25% travel is expected. Experience with U.S. building design codes and material specific standards. Experience with using design software for structural analysis (ETABS, RAM, SAP2000, SAFE, GSA, etc.), general collaboration software (i.e. BlueBeam Studio) and operation of 3D and BIM software (e.g Navisworks, AutoCAD, Revit, Rhino, SketchUp). Able to effectively and clearly communicate in a professional environmental via verbal and written means. Knowledge of structural products and costs. Continued development of expertise and awareness of innovations in the industry; demonstrable expertise in one or more specific types of structures or major components (i.e. steel, concrete, timber, highrise cores, etc.). Experience with progressive collapse/blast resistant design, ATFP design, and seismic analysis is a big plus.


Western U.S. Specific Requirements: Specific expertise in western U.S. seismic codes and practices required (i.e. CA, OR, and WA). Experience with CA OSHPD requirements and CA code-required and municipality-required peer reviews required. Experience with dynamic numerical analysis and software required. Experience with seismic design and analysis (code-based, nonlinear response history analysis, seismically isolated structures), performance-based design, wind and seismic force lateral resisting systems, serviceability (deflections / drifts / vibrations), assessment and retrofit of existing buildings (ASCE 41), foundation systems, and forensic studies preferred.

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Associated topics: building engineer, building information, design, development, draw, engineer, environment, structural designer, transportation, water resource


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.