Structural Engineer, Project Manager

Full Time, Permanent
Posted 1 month ago

Founded in 1956, BPA is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in buildings for institutional, commercial, multi-unit residential, and industrial markets. With a Canada-wide presence, we offer our clients expertise in mechanical and structural engineering, electricity and power, sustainable development and energy efficiency, telecommunications, security, building automation, acoustics, food service, and commissioning.

Motivated by our values of integrity, excellence, accomplishment, and passion, we will fully accomplish our mission: To build a sustainable future.

Together, we can make a greater positive impact on the world through engineering, that has the power to make a difference!

Your main responsibilities

This position is responsible for, both directly and through the Team Leader the provision of services to clients with a focus on both engineering and the management of projects.  As such, the incumbent requires the proven technical and management expertise to independently complete and certify projects, work in cooperation with other level engineers, field personnel, and technicians, and work in cooperation with the Team Leader. We’re looking for somebody dynamic who wants to participate in the continued growth our structural engineering team in Ottawa.

  • Project design engineer working in cooperation with project selected lead, engineering, and technical staff to successfully complete assigned projects.
  • Assist Team Leaders in the training of junior and intermediate staff.
  • Make independent decisions on project work methods and procedures in collaboration with Senior Staff and Project Leads.
  • Devise practical and economical solutions to project problems in cooperation with Team Leaders
  • Give technical guidance to Junior Engineers or technicians assigned to work on a common project.
  • Take courses of action necessary to expedite the successful completion of assigned projects.
  • In collaboration with the Department Director, develop and maintain client relationships, identify new business opportunities.

In collaboration with the Team Lead, work as a Project Engineer on projects of varying size & scope. Project responsibilities to include:

  • Complete the preliminary and detailed design of building construction projects in the areas of hospitals, laboratories, commercial, residential, mission-critical, condominium, retirement, and office occupancies.
  • Undertake the development of detailed engineering contract drawings and specifications for the various projects with the assistance of highly experienced CAD and administrative support staff.
  • Perform detailed design calculations for a variety of construction materials including concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and light-gage metal.
  • Utilize state of the art engineering programs in the design and analysis process including: ETABS, SCONC, STAAD-Pro, SAFE, spSLAB, and Woodworks.
  • Prepare reports and perform investigations (for both studies and pre-design surveys).
  • Perform detailed seismic/gravity and building condition assessments of existing buildings, including the development of upgrading and renovation recommendations, reports, details, and construction documentation.
  • Participation in project specific short- and long-term planning.
  • Participation in project scheduling and budgeting.
  • Participation in consultant team project meetings and design sessions.

Your profile :

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Structural (Civil) Engineering
  • Licensed Engineer under the Terms and Conditions of the PEO
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the design/engineering/construction of full buildings and their components utilizing the Ontario Building Code and/or National Building Code. Experience (and/or training) to include work in multistory construction and projects utilizing structural steel, cast-in-place concrete (flat slab & wall), and wood, including 2 years of supervised training on the management of individual projects.
  • Self Starter. Able to work with minimal direction, but, more importantly able to work in a team environment.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering programs including: ETABS, SCONC, STAAD-Pro, SAFE, and spSLAB.  Working knowledge of REVIT and AutoCAD.
  • Candidates must have experience designing structural steel, cast-in-place concrete, and wood building structures utilizing Canadian building codes.
  • Must be able to develop engineering drawings, sketches, and markups.
  • Extensive knowledge of structural engineering processes and technical concepts including all applicable building codes and standards.
  • Project and time management skills and ability to deliver projects on time to the satisfaction of the customer.
  • Possesses a strong balance of technical and people skills.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and develop design drawings and sketches.
  • Construction project experience including the preparation of construction documents, tender processes, and field documentation.
  • Strong commitment to professional and customer service excellence.
  • Ability to deliver customer solutions (ability to critically assess customer situation and present solutions).
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Strong customer-facing capabilities skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong organizational skills (e.g. can coordinate diverse set of resources for multiple clients)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate technical subject matter in business terms.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

We adhere to the principles of employment equity and uphold the AODA. We encourage women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities to apply. Accommodations can be made upon request for individuals involved in the selection process.

Thank you for your interest. Only selected candidates will be contacted by the Talent team.

For the purposes of inclusivity and simplicity, the third-person pronoun “they” may be used to refer to an individual person. If there is any specific mention of gender in a general context, it should be construed to include any gender.



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