ClarkDietrich Project Engineer in Crown Point, Indiana

Are you interested in working for a company that fosters growth opportunities, community involvement and a team oriented atmosphere? ClarkDietrich Engineering Services fosters a work-life balance and offers competitive compensation and benefits. Join a team that is STRONGER THAN STEEL℠. Apply for a Project Engineer position with the Merriville, IN office of ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC.

SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing structural analysis, engineering (civil) and drafting tasks related to cold formed steel framing in a fast paced and high volume, professional office environment.

The Project Engineer will work closely with technical support to provide professional and accurate information for our external and internal customers in a professional and timely manner. Additionally, the position will entail collaborating with the General Manager, Engineering Manager, Project Managers and Engineering Technicians, to employ the decided means throughout the design process, in order to provide a professional, accurate and complete shop drawing and calculation package.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

PROCESS MANAGEMENT

  • Maintains relationship with ClarkDietrich's customers through courteous phone conversations with prompt customer service.
  • Increases the specification of ClarkDietrich through shop drawings and by providing technical information to customers.
  • Develops relationships with CDBS Account Representatives, Territory Managers and Regional Sales staff.

ENGINEERING DESIGN

  • Read and accurately interpret drawings.
  • Notify Project Manager of any scheduling conflicts.
  • Produce a CAD/BIM production detail drawing package of cold-formed steel structures including fully detailed curtain wall and load bearing plan views, section views 3D, isometric and other structural details.
  • Produce the design of cold-formed steel structures including curtain and load bearing wall, lateral bracing and/or stability analysis and truss designs.
  • Produce calculations in a logical, reviewable and presentable format for internal review/approval and submission to the client.
  • Perform structural calculations using analysis programs or manual methods as necessary to complete the calculations.
  • Collaborate with team members to accurately complete engineering tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ensure project drawings and calculations are reviewed and approved by the Project Manager, Engineering Manager or General Manager.
  • Increase the specification of ClarkDietrich through shop drawings and provide technical information to clients.
  • Independently make decisions on type of methods to employ in structural design to effectively protect the safety, health and welfare of the public.
  • Provide assistance to General Manager, Engineering Managers and Project Managers to resolve project challenges and deadlines to the satisfaction of the client.

OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage daily office and engineering duties through tools utilized by management.
  • Maintain a clean office environment.
  • Cooperatively work with all team members.
  • Participate and engage in office meetings and discussions.
  • Support technical services by answering engineering design related questions, and completing drawings or calculations as needed.
  • Build on demonstrated skillset to reach project completion and office goals through a positive team spirit, and willingness to perform all team tasks required to complete projects to the satisfaction of the client.

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Be a model of corporate and division mission statement.
  • Understand, follow, and demonstrate department compliance of all human resource related laws, regulations, and company rules related to: health, safety, harassment, and ethics.
  • Report non‐compliance.

Ideal candidate for this position is one who excels in a team environment, can perform engineering tasks in a group or individual setting, exhibits excellent multi-tasking and time management skills, and communicates effectively in all mediums including verbal, written, and calculations. Candidate must be goal oriented, solution driven, and willing to perform team tasks within, and outside of traditional engineering roles in order to deliver the entire project on-time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of our client/customer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ENGINEERING TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • A thorough knowledge of structural engineering and a formal education in building design is preferred.
  • Flexibility in design with ability to solve problems with various approaches.
  • Ability to perform engineering duties using a computer and computer analysis.
  • A working knowledge of structural building components, including CAD-related experience in structural building application is required.
  • Formal education in framing standards, familiarity with, and understanding of framing installation methods, as well as the assembly of structural building components.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software to perform analysis required. Includes expertise in AUTOCAD and Revit. Experience in BIM a Plus.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Effectively prepares written correspondence in a professional manner.
  • Effectively presents verbal presentations.
  • Cooperatively communicates with team members.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Manage projects effectively through notifications to team members of conflicts and deadlines.
  • Maintain exceptional rapport with internal and external clients through proper time management, project task management and task focus.
  • Build on demonstrated skill set to reach project completion and office goals through a positive team spirit.
  • Willingness to perform all team tasks required to complete projects to the satisfaction of the client.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Civil/Structural preferred, Construction Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and other disciplines that include statics course work will be considered)
  • Must possess Professional Engineering certification or have the ability to take the exam to become an Engineer‐in-Training (E.I.T)
  • The military equivalent will be recognized in lieu of education and/or experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Ability to effectively communicate in both verbal and written media.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Advanced math skills including geometry, calculus, and finite element methods.

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to analyze complex data.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Position requires occasional travel to job site locations, client offices, & trade shows.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Office, job sites and manufacturing facilities.

CLARKDIETRICH BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Full benefits package (Medial, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts and Life Insurance)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Annual Incentive
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Professional Certification Reimbursement Program
  • Community Service Day

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