Category Archives: Job Opportunities

Faculty Positions in Structural Engineering UTFSM – Chile

The Civil Engineering Department at Santa María University (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María), a prestigious technological university in Chile, currently has two openings for faculty positions in the area of Structural Engineering. The jobs are in Valparaíso Chile, an area with very high quality of life. The positions are tenure track. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, but not mandatory. Additional details are available in this announcement.

NCMA Engineering Position Opening

The National Concrete Masonry Association, an international association located in Northern Virginia, has an immediate opening for an entry-level engineer with a background in civil, geotechnical, or structural engineering to be part of a dynamic team of industry leaders. Responsibilities include development of technical standards, design resources, education and training programs, and oversight of research programs. Successful candidate blends leadership and enthusiasm with excellent communication skills and technical competence.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please see: NCMA Engineering Ad

Post-Doc Position: Earthquake Engineering/Numerical Simulation of Structures

Students close to graduation are encouraged to apply for this post doctoral job opening in Switzerland.

About: For a research project on the seismic response of stone masonry buildings, the Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics laboratory of EPFL invites applications for a post-doctoral position.

Requirements: Have a PhD Degree related to the seismic response of unreinforced masonry structures. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Experience in numerical or analytical modelling of the out-of-plane response of masonry is an advantage but not mandatory.

For more information click here.

Perry & Associates Full-Time Position

Perry & Associates, located in Chicago, IL, has a full-time, entry-level structural engineering position available. 

Some required qualifications: BSCE or MSCE with focus in structures (required prior to start of employment in Summer 2015). Minimum GPA: 3.0. Experience with AutoCAD. Current U.S. driver’s license. Current U.S. citizen or permanent work visa. See attached for more details.

If interested, applications are due by February 15, 2015, on I-Link / Symplicity.

Entry-Level Structural Engineer Job Description – Perry & Associates, LLC

Army Corps of Engineers Research Position

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center – Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) conducts numerous shake table tests. Critical equipment that must remain functional following a large earthquake is tested for private firms. Building models and other non-structural components are tested for DOD agencies. Both undergraduate and graduate students are needed to prepare for, conduct and process data for shake table tests. Their duties will include:

1) Process shake table test data including generating transfer functions and response spectra using Matlab.

2) Help with test set-up including assisting CERL staff with instrumentation.

3) Design test fixtures, including finite element analysis of fixtures and preparation of fabrication drawings.

4) Edit video of testing.

5) Other tasks defined by ERDC-CERL.

Most of this work will be done at ERDC-CERL, using computers supplied by CERL, and some may be done on campus if approved by the supervisor.

Graduate students typically work 50% time (20 hours per week)
Undergraduate students typically work 25% time (10 hours per week)

The ideal student would be a senior with an emphasis in structural engineering who plans to continue for a MS at UIUC, but other students should apply.

Students must be U.S. Citizens

For contact information, please see attached flyer.

Shake Table Testing Student Job Description

Summer Intern Position: Parsons in Chicago

For anyone who is searching for a summer internship after this academic year, Parsons Corporation is looking for candidates interested in bridge structures.

Job Description
Parsons Bridge & Tunnel Division is seeking motivated engineering students with an interest in bridge structures for a summer intern position. The intern will gain exposure to the production of drawings and calculations for the design of highway and rail bridge structures. The position is located in a vibrant, downtown Chicago office with over 100 employees, and is close to public transportation and the Metra commuter rail stations.

A full job description is available here.

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