Entry-Level Structural Engineer
Sargent & Lundy
Chicago, IL

About $69,000 - $92,000 a year

Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive engineering, design, analysis, and consulting for electric power generation projects worldwide.

Nuclear power has been a core competency of Sargent & Lundy since 1954. We have proven capabilities in nuclear project engineering, design, and project management and our leading-edge services address today's emerging issues with highly effective solutions for both new nuclear unit design and upgrades to existing plants.

We can offer you outstanding career opportunities in nuclear power technologies working for a first class group of clients.

Our Core Values
We are a company of principled professionals guided by core values that have fundamentally shaped our business practices and culture. They provide us with guidance in the day-to-day performance of our work, and adherence to these values is our compass in all business conduct:

Exercise uncompromising integrity and ethics in the conduct of all business
Focus on client satisfaction in all activities
Maintain a highly competent and satisfied staff
Communicate openly and honestly
Improve continuously

This position will offer you the opportunity to utilize and expand your academic background in Structural Engineering in a professional position offering a wide range of interesting and challenging responsibilities. You will team up with other engineers and designers from various disciplines involved in nuclear plant betterment and associated modifications.

As an entry-level Structural Engineer, you will have the ability to directly apply your knowledge of materials, structural analysis, structural steel design, and reinforced concrete design
As a member of an engineering and design team, you will work on a wide range of projects to support client recommendations and reviews including creating calculations, document designs, and specifications
Using our state-of-the-art computer tools, you will perform the structural analysis and design of steel frames, connections, concrete members, equipment and piping supports, and foundations
Additionally, you will conduct structural analyses, which include complex loading conditions such as wind, seismic, and pressurization.

Additional opportunities will include:
Receive training and mentorship from experienced structural design engineers in the execution of meaningful project engineering assignments
Travel to client and vendor offices for design reviews and to plant site locations for construction coordination and field verification of designs

We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.

Essential skills and experience:
This position requires a BSCE or MSCE from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program with a strong academic background and interest in behavior of materials, structural analysis, structural steel design, and reinforced concrete design
Knowledge of the practical application of structural engineering including loads analysis for structural supports, and design integrity
Proficiency with MS Office applications
An understanding of the practical application of structural engineering including applying principles, techniques, and procedures to a project design
Knowledge of structural design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of technical plans, drawings, and models
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary

Valued, but not required:
Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and designation as an Engineer in Training
An MSCE degree
Experience in writing and providing support documentation for Structural Engineering calculations
Familiarity with structural analysis software such as MathCad, SAFE, STRUDL, or ANSYS
Familiarity with design codes and standards such as IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, N690, ACI 318, and ACI 349