Lead Structural Engineer
Solaris Management Consultants Inc
Surrey, BC

About $84,000 - $110,000 a year

Job Title: Lead Structural Engineer

Location: Surrey, British Columbia

Position Type: Full-time

If you are looking to take your career to exciting frontiers as BC advances plans of developing excellent infrastructure for natural gas production and supply, look no further. Join our team and discover an exciting career with endless opportunities for learning, advancement and professional fulfillment!

Solaris-MCI is a growing upstream engineering, procurement, and construction management company servicing the oil & gas and petroleum industries. Solaris has excelled in providing its clients with multi-disciplined professional engineering services, ranging from conceptual design through to project implementation. Solaris-MCI specializes in the design of gas plants, compression facilities, metering stations, and pipeline laterals. By building relationships, driving results and serving every client’s needs, we are changing the face of engineering.

We are currently seeking a Lead Structural Engineer to support our dynamic team. As an integral member of the team, you will provide accurate structural designs and will have an opportunity to assist in coordinating multidiscipline engineering activities to ensure projects are executed in an efficient, cost effective, and timely manner. Your desire to complete projects as accurately and as efficiently as possible will lead to opportunities to manage a small group of engineers and designers.

Perform and oversee structural designs and calculations for onshore steel structures including pipe racks, platforms and miscellaneous equipment supports.
Review and prepare project documents such as reports, structural specifications, design basis and scopes of work while always ensuring technical accuracy.
Independent coordination of tasks and work schedules to achieve the project objectives.
Forecast labor resources and provide schedule input.
Design deep foundations including driven steel piles, helical piles and cast in place concrete piles.
Design shallow foundations including spread footings and slab on grade.
Provide sketches to drafting staff to produce finished drawings.
Review and check design drawings for accuracy.
Provide recommendations to improve design efficiencies where possible.
Check vendor structural and building drawings against specifications.
Prepare material cost estimates and material take-offs.
Assist and mentor other engineers in preparing project designs, reports, and proposals
Resolve engineering problems by modifying guidelines, developing new approaches, or applying existing procedures
Liaise with different disciplines to resolve design problems, discuss project criteria, and facilitate smooth project coordination.
Participate in the planning necessary to accomplish project objectives.
Follow company standards and EGBC and OQM procedures including design and checking.
Manage and mentor junior engineers and designers / drafters.
Responsible for approving and stamping engineering drawings.
May participate in recruitment activities and provide guidance with employee relation matters.

Skills and Qualifications:
Post-secondary education with a degree in Structural Engineering with at least 5 years’ leadership experience in a relevant industry.
P.Eng in British Columbia or eligible for P.Eng registration
Experience attending and leading teams, in design reviews, model reviews, as well as experience with Estimating and Scheduling
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team. Must be able to communicate effectively with our clients.
Ability to use judgment in pressure situations to solve problems based on engineering guidelines and procedures.
Ability to work with limited supervision, but open-minded with the ability to follow instructions.
Strong leadership capabilities with the ability and desire to supervise and motivate a small group of professionals
Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Good problem-solving skills with the ability to make analytical decisions and draw conclusions from comparative conditions.
Strong understanding and application of engineering codes and standards, as well as Canadian Building and Design Codes.
Experience in the oil and gas industry is an asset, but relevant experience in other heavy industry’s such as Mining or Forestry can be transferable).
Experience with Structural computer program STAAD.Pro or equivalent
Familiarity working in a 3D design environment using Bentley Freedom or equivalent.
Experience designing offshore structures is not mandatory, but would be considered an asset
Previous field or site experience would be an asset.
Previous experience performing foundation vibration analysis for large horsepower vibrating equipment is not mandatory, but would be considered an asset.

NOTE: Thank you for your interest in Solaris Management Consultants Inc. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We wish you all the best in your career search!