Structural Engineer
Cannon Design
Chicago, IL

About $86,000 - $120,000 a year


CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Structural Engineer based in our Chicago office. If your skills and experience are a match for the position described below, we’d love to hear from you.

We are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.

The successful candidate will be responsible for analysis and design of structural systems/components in steel, concrete and masonry and an integral part of design teams within CannonDesign.

  • Perform complex design calculations and custom detailing.
  • Identify life safety code requirements to determine structural loading criteria.
  • Select appropriate structural systems for project requirements.
  • Work with architectural staff developing exterior wall support details.
  • Prepare structural specifications.
  • Use Revit to develop BIM models for producing Contract Documents.
  • Review shop drawings, respond to RFI’s and perform field observations during CA phase.
  • Participate in defining project budget and scope.
  • Interface effectively with clients and construction team.
  • Oversee, guide, mentor, and provide technical leadership to junior staff.
  • Participate in business development and marketing activities.
  • Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor of science degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering with Structural focus.
  • Master of science degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering with Structural focus preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience with concrete and steel required.
  • PE and/or SE license preferred.
  • Working knowledge of structural engineering software (RAM, RISA), Revit proficiency, IBC and other national standard codes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential as well as the ability to work on multiple projects.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about
  • We know you have a life outside of the office. That’s why we offer the convenience of flexible scheduling, including the ability to work remotely on occasion
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design We advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our Diversity + Inclusion Council, Women’s Forum, and other community advocacy initiatives
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
  • The NEXT Council is a group of dynamic, multi-faceted employees that collaborates closely with firm leadership. Together, council members act as a catalyst for our practice’s evolution – a think tank for innovation, improvement and growth.
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.

CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.