Structural Engineer I
Marietta, GA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description
Job TitleStructural Engineer I

Job Description

Structural Engineer I

Vanderlande's Warehouse Solutions Engineering Department is responsible for the design, specification, and commissioning of Material Handling Systems, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortationsystems for our customersthroughout North America. In this position, you will be working with an engineering project team in the development of an automated warehouse or parcel sortation system. You will be responsible for ensuring the design meets the customer requirements, is coordinated with other trades to minimize conflicts during installation, can be installed with efficiency, and maintain excellent communication with the site team.

Success in this role involves the ability to balance the technical requirements of the role while also having

the soft skills to collaborate with the engineering team. It also involves working closely with

stakeholders from other disciplines and other departments to balance priorities, improve processes and

satisfy a complex set of goals. Success will require strong technical skills, creativity, strong interpersonal

skills, drive, and passion. A successful candidate will demonstrate a keen intuition for when to attempt

to solve problems on their own and when to enlist the help of other experienced leaders.

This role technically supports all assigned steel constructions, such as Platforms, Header steel, Grating, Handrail, and Stairs. You are the intermediate between the project teams and external engineers/suppliers regarding steel Construction and reports to the Team Lead(s) Engineering.

Key Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Preparing structural steel design models using Revit
  • Designing header steel for supporting Material Handling Equipment
  • Preparing design calculations using RISA software and performing hand calculations for products and connections
  • Preparing and coordinating Structural approval drawings
  • Verify accuracy and completeness of all technical documentation required for the project
  • Assisting with preparation of construction/installation drawings
  • Presenting analysis/design results to Senior Engineer and Project engineering team
  • Ensuring that design complies with building codes and standards
  • Independently manage engineering design aspects of a project with minimal assistance or guidance
  • Review contract documents to be familiar with project requirements
  • Attend project meetings; may lead coordination/ BIM meetings
  • Write and review requests for information (RFI)
  • Resolve engineering design issues independently
  • Assist others with resolving engineering design issues
  • Lead and coordinate between Vanderlande project teams and different suppliers worldwide
  • Prepare steel volume calculations and specifications, in conjunction with the Project Buyer Steel.
  • Provide Rough Order Magnitudes (ROMs) for steel quantity and budget in particular cases.
  • Focus on process improvements (multi-disciplinary) and design optimization for all steel constructions.
  • Responsible (technical scope, engineering planning, cost, and budget control) for the steel construction of "large" or complex projects.
  • System and concept thinker that can translate details/specifications into a detailed system design.
  • Review project layouts, load and beam calculations, egress routes, stairs, step-overs from Engineer of Record for the project team and building architect.


  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with Structural Emphasis (Master's degree preferred)
  • Minimum 5 to 8 years of experience in designing structures
  • Willing and able to travel 10%.
  • Strong understanding of engineering mechanics and design fundamentals
  • Intermediate skills in RISA Structural Analysis software preferred
  • Knowledge of steelwork manufacturing, installation process and quality
  • Knowledge of costs related to design and execution of the steel structures
  • Proficient in CAD software (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks) and
  • Proficient in structural design software (RISA, Staad.Pro, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of Material Handling Systems on a system level
  • Knowledge of scope management and project planning
  • Able to perform health and safety risk analysis on component and system level
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial organization where cooperating with others and being a team member is natural
  • Strong communicator, able to effectively understand and set expectations for deliverables
  • Able to handle time sensitive situations and quickly set the right priorities, while maintaining a firm grasp of the details
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactive
  • Ability to work autonomously or in a team
  • Motivator and ability to work well with team members
  • Ability to quickly assess a situation and take appropriate action
  • Strong team mentality and willingness to accept responsibility for project completion (Ownership Culture)
  • Must have the ability to properly prioritize work/activities
  • Possess a strong ability to solve problems and research solutions
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written skills


Up to date knowledge/experience with:

  • 1910/29 Occupational Safety and Health Standards
  • Building Code (IBC)
  • ACI 318
  • AISC Steel Construction Manual
  • ASCE 7

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • PE License (Role won't involve stamping responsibilities)

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 8 years
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