Job #: 8911

Title: Civil Engineer 2 – Structural

Location: Off Site (Telecommuting)

Application Due Date: 3/12/2019

Duration 1 year, lead to multi year contract


ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. Citizenship Required.

Position Overview

This contract position will provide support to the Structural Design Group in Transmission Engineering (TELD) within client Structural Design provides design services to support capital improvements and general maintenance, repairs, and upkeep of all structural aspects of transmission system, including transmission line towers and structures, substation structures including all equipment, bus and overhead cable supports, wireless communication towers and structures, buildings and other structures on the transmission system. This position is 100% offsite- and is open to all locations within the service area of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Montana and Wyoming.

The team is comprised of a mix of personality types and everyone seems to fit in with their strengths recognized. We look for candidates that are flexible, collaborative, team focused and able to self-start and self-manage their workload.


POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Structural Design (Footings, Foundations, Structures) in substations: Structures include towers, poles, frames, trusses, pedestals, racks, and others. Materials are predominantly steel and concrete, but other materials such as wood and aluminum are occasionally used. All work to be reviewed by BFTE senior engineers or technical team leads.

Tasks include:

  • Analysis of existing structures for structural adequacy in the case of new/increased loading and/or changed design criteria. Results of analysis will be used by team leads for decisions regarding use existing structure as-is, modify existing structure, or replace.
  • Structural design of new structures. Production of installation drawings, design criteria drawings and minor structural detailing.
    • Structural Design (Transmission Line Structures/Footings): uses a wide variety of structure types as transmission line supports. These structure types include lattice steel (or aluminum) towers, single or multiple steel pole structures, single or multiple wood pole structures, concrete structures, and others. All work to be reviewed by BFTE senior engineers or technical team leads.

Tasks include:

  • Analysis of existing structures for structural adequacy in the case of new/increased loading and/or changed design criteria. Results of analysis will be used by team leads for decisions regarding use existing structure as-is, modify existing structure, or replace.
  • Structural design of new structures.
  • Production of various drawings including installation drawings, design criteria drawings, minor detailing drawings and others.
    • Communication Structure Analysis: has an extensive wireless communication network (predominantly microwave) that is constantly undergoing modification and enhancement. Structure types include lattice steel towers, steel monopoles and others. All work to be reviewed by BFTE senior engineers or technical team leads.

Tasks include:

  • Analysis of existing structures for structural adequacy in the case of new/increased loading and/or changed design criteria. Results of analysis will be used by team leads for decisions regarding use existing structure as-is, modify existing structure, or replace.
  • Occasional retrofit and modification designs.
  • Develop and document structural design criteria used by outside vendors to design new communication structures.
    • Building Design/Analysis: has numerous buildings in their systems that are constantly undergoing modification and enhancement. Buildings in the system include single and multiple story structures that may be constructed of wood, structural steel, masonry, brick, concrete, or other materials. All work to be reviewed by BFTE senior engineers or technical team leads.

Tasks include:

  • Analysis of existing structures for modifications and/or retrofits. This task may include structural calculations and written reports.
  • Design of new structures.
  • Structural and/or seismic evaluations of existing structures. This task may include structural calculations and written reports.
  • Design for strengthening existing building vertical and/or lateral load resisting systems.
  • Design of anchorage of equipment and nonstructural components.
  • Production of various drawings including installation drawings, design criteria drawings, minor detailing drawings and others.
  • Design of fall protection anchorage on new and existing buildings.
  • Structure Maintenance and Program Sustainment: All work to be reviewed by senior engineers or technical team leads.

Tasks include:

  • Assistance with structural (non-climbing) inspections.
  • Structural adequacy assessments.
  • Structural retrofit designs (seismic strengthening, remodels, additions, addition of roof loading such as A/C units, etc.)
  • Design of replacements related to aging infrastructure, particularly in the areas of steel corrosion and concrete deterioration.
  • Design for replacements, refurbishments, and repairs related to unexpected damage of transmission line and substation structures (e.g. vehicle impacts, animal impacts, landslides, snow loading etc.).
  • Assistance with material procurement tasks related to above repairs and replacements.
    • Perform occasional Quality Assurance visits to both in-house and outside fabrication shops and provide recommendations for approval by BFTE senior engineers or technical team leads.
    • Provide support to BFTE structural engineers working in Technology Innovation (TI) and Research and Development (R&D) related activities, which may include actual research or research support, testing and working with testing personnel and vendors, report writing and development, report presentation, travel to meetings, working with industry representatives, field visits, and providing assistance to managers / team leads on developing justifications for funding.


REQUIREMENTS

Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering or a closely-related engineering field is required.
  • 5+ years of practical engineering experience is required.
  • Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)
  • 1+ years’ experience with the following:
  • Designs using the current International Building Code and America Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE) 7
  • Structural analysis software such as SAP2000 and STAAD
  • ASCE 41-13 Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings
  • Modern structural analysis techniques
  • Industry-specific design codes such as IBC family of codes and industry designs standards such as American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), National Design Specification (NDS) and American Concrete Institute (ACI).


Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)

  • Experience with Bentley MicroStation or other similar Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) programs
  • Engineering concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission system


Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.

Offsite Work

Training Expectations (Worker is expected to keep current on the latest technologies and skills required for the position.)


Training Provided

Shock & Arc Flash Awareness Training with Refresher 2 hours