• Senior Structural Engineer - NST

    Job ID 2019-1874
    Job Locations
    US-TN-Oak Ridge
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Senior Structural Engineer - NST



    Merrick & Company is seeking an experienced Senior Structural Engineer to join a team of engineering and design professionals serving in the Nuclear Services & Technology Business Unit in our growing Oak Ridge, TN office. This position requires an individual who works well with other discipline engineers and architects and who is strong in all aspects of structural design for buildings and equipment. 


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    The Senior Structural Engineer will independently apply extensive and diversified knowledge in broad areas of structural engineering and related fields. The Senior Structural Engineer will work on a major project or several projects of moderate scope with complex features, receiving supervision and guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.  Duties and responsibilities will also include:

    • Routinely interact with clients, customers, officials, contractors, etc.
    • Attend project meetings and make presentations on specific aspects of engineering assignments.
    • Plan and coordinate detailed aspects of the engineering work including preparing scope, budgets, and schedules.
    • Stay within established schedule as outlined by a lead engineer.
    • Coordinate work with other disciplines as necessary and as directed by the lead engineer.
    • May manage and assign tasks to other engineers.
    • Read, understand, interpret, and reconcile engineering requirements for designs integrating multiple systems and codes.
    • Generate technical reports, calculations, or other similar documents detailing purpose, methodology, results, conclusions, and recommendations pertaining to the addressed engineering problem.
    • Critically review the work of other engineers to determine accuracy and completeness.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily while staying within established schedules and budgets. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The candidate must be able to develop structural designs, drawings, calculations, specifications, reports, and other similar design documents and have the following experience:

    • Client projects for this position require US Citizenship.
    • Bachelor of Science degree in civil or structural engineering from an ABET accredited program is required; a Master's degree is a plus.
    • Candidate must have a current PE license and the ability to obtain Tennessee PE license within a reasonable amount of time.
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience is required.
    • Experience with conventional IBC / ASCE 7 structural design of buildings and other structures for gravity, wind, and seismic loading.
    • Experience using conventional structural engineering material design codes such as ACI 318, AISC 360, AISI 100, and TMS 402.
    • Experience using finite element analysis software such as RISA 3D, STAAD Pro, and SAP2000
    • Experience developing drawings using CAD software such as AutoCAD, Microstation, or Revit
    • Experience using engineering calculation software such as MathCAD
    • Fluency with Microsoft Office

    Preferred Experience

    In addition to the required experience, the following types of experience are preferred:

    • Experience with design for Department of Energy governmental facility projects following DOE-STD-1020.
    • Experience performing work under a robust quality assurance program such as ASME NQA-1.
    • Experience with nuclear analysis and design codes, including ASCE 4, ASCE 43, ACI 349, and AISC N690.
    • Experience specifically in the seismic analysis and qualification of mechanical equipment and gloveboxes 

    Physical Requirements

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
    • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment

    This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners, and plotters.


    Additional information

    Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.


    Merrick, an employee owned company, offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes which includes; health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.


    We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.


    Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.


    We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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