We are looking for a structural engineer.

The structural engineer needs a broad knowledge of building structural systems, including steel, cold-form steel, masonry, concrete, and wood design; experience using structural analysis software; RISA or similar; and experience supervising structural designers and other technical personnel. They should be comfortable with a broad range of project types, and knowledgeable in related areas of building design and working with building codes. Experience managing parallel assignments is very important, and they must be proactive and assertive in problem solving. Staff management and client relationship skills are critical, and well as being comfortable working in teams and making group presentations. Good written and oral communications skills are a must, as well as fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English.

The responsibilities of the Structural Engineer include:

  • Work with Project Managers to establish design parameters consistent with the project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Interface with all disciplines assigned to the project to coordinate the Structural work
  • Prepare structural design studies, written design narratives, calculations, and analysis, and direct Structural Engineering support staff as required
  • Maintain a working knowledge of architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil, fire protection and telecom building systems; coordinate these systems with the structural design
  • Prepare design documents as required for all phases of design (concept, schematic, design development and construction documents)
  • Direct Structural Engineering support staff as required; lead, manage and mentor personnel
  • Prepare documents in conformance with KZF standards and quality control requirements
  • Research and prepare building code analysis for Structural Engineering work
  • Maintain technical accuracy, constructability, code conformance, and appropriate level of detail for project designs
  • Prepare outline and final construction document specifications for Structural Engineering work, and coordinate the work with other project specifications
  • Remain current with new products and tools to assist in better meeting our client’s needs
  • Conduct field investigations to understand project requirements
  • Participate in value engineering
  • Attend and participate in project team meetings
  • Maintain a technical expertise in your profession and area of work
  • Seal all documents for which you are in responsible charge
  • Assist with construction administration, provide bidding assistance, review shop drawings, prepare construction submittals, participate in construction site observation, prepare Request for Information (RFI) responses and work with the Construction Administration Department and other team members to resolve construction issues in a timely manner

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from an ABET accredited US college
  • PE License as a Structural Engineer in the United States (NCEES preferred)
    Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of Structural Engineering, working in an Engineering or Architecture/Engineering consulting firm
  • Capable and experienced in Structural Engineering with an emphasis on buildings and building structural design
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What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF Design helps our clients design a better future
  • Multidisciplinary: Architecture, MEP, Structural, Civil, Interior Design and Planning
  • Public markets served include Education, Transportation, and Federal/State/Local government
  • Private markets served include Commercial & Industrial and Workplace Design
  • Strong project portfolio across all six markets
  • Cincinnati’s 5th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2021)
  • Cincinnati’s 6th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2021)
  • For 33 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant by Interior Design magazine
  • We have been in business for more than 60 years
  • Financially strong and stable – consistently profitable since 1992
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • Stable workforce with an average tenure of 15 years
  • Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance, and 401-k matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture – people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multidisciplinary team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow – changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
    High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED® Gold and ENERGY STAR® office designed by us
  • Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration