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Posted: 05/11/2010

Mid-Atlantic firm

Structural Engineer - Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Philadelphia Area, PA
  • Are you a structural engineer who enjoys historic preservation?
  • Do you have 8-16 years experience?
  • Are you interested in working at a consulting engineering company with an excellent reputation for quality work where you can have a key role?
  • Are you looking for a unique opportunity to help a company grow while having the opportunity to work on some very interesting projects?
  • Do you have a "problem solving" mindset?
  • Mid-Atlantic states structural engineering firm seeks an experienced preservation engineer. The selected individual will join a well-known firm that works on projects ranging from community churches to national historical sites. Workload will be a mixture of preservation projects and some modern facilities (e.g. additions). Occasional overnight travel will be necessary.

    Position Description:

    The engineer will be involved in the investigation of existing conditions and assessment of deterioration of timber, iron, steel, concrete, terra cotta, brick, stone and concrete masonry elements; calculation of load capacity of structural members in all those materials; researching emerging repair technologies or devices; design of structural reinforcements (splices, sistering, flitch plates, epoxy anchors, carbon-fiber mesh, etc.); developing repair or renovation details and specifications. The engineer will be responsible to see through projects from proposal to end of construction, under the direction of firm principals and associates. Some projects will require managing other engineers and staff. Good communication skills are essential for written and oral reporting to architects, facility owners / managers, and government officials.


  • 8-16 years of building design / renovation / historic preservation
  • Bachelors or Masterís Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering (MS Preferred)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Familiar with investigative techniques (invasive and non-destructive testing)
  • Significant role in at least a dozen projects conforming to Section 106 of the Secretary of the Interior Standards
  • Excellent communication skills and client contact experience desired.
  • Desire to make a difference
  • OPen until
    Until Filled

    How to apply
    Please e-mail Lisa Willard, P.E., or Brian Quinn, P.E., at SE Solutions (Lisa.Willard@FindYourEngineer.com or Brian.Quinn@FindYourEngineer.com) to set up a time to discuss this exciting position further with you. All inquiries are kept confidential.

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