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Structural Engineering Practice Lead

Company: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Structural Engineer to lead our practice in the Southeast.
VHB has an immediate need for a Structural Engineering Practice Lead to join our Southeast Region and help expand our structural practice across the Southeast. This position will be based in our Atlanta office. In this position, you would lead the planning, analysis, design, and detailing of new structures and existing bridge rehabilitations, with a focus on transportation-related structures for GDOT and FDOT. The ideal candidate should possess a "can-do" attitude, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and an ability to work independently as well as with a team in a dynamic, fast-paced, and fun environment. The position includes significant opportunities for personal and professional development and growth within VHB's transportation design practice.

  • Project scoping and development
  • Preliminary and final structural design
  • Supervising and mentoring younger staff
  • Technical oversight and review
  • Quality management
  • Monitoring of project budgets and schedules
  • Generate new business development opportunities and prepare winning proposals
  • Set the strategic direction for the structural practice in Georgia and the southeast region
  • Lead go/no go and partnering decisions on strategic pursuits
  • Key client and contract management
  • Establish and track project milestones as well as quarterly business goals
  • Involvement and input in key personnel decisions

    Skills & Abilities

    • Must possess strong technical skills with knowledge of various structural systems
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Proactive and self-motived, with excellent attention to detail and quality
    • Ability to lead and collaborate with a team of staff working remotely
    • Enthusiasm to learn, seek out opportunities, and take responsibility
    • Motivated to mentor junior staff
    • Strong organizational and time management skills


      • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, MSCE preferred
      • 15+ years' of progressively responsible professional experience in the structural analysis and design of structures or equivalent
      • Minimum of 4 years' experience working on structures for GDOT and/or FDOT
      • Georgia/Florida PE License
      • Proficient in the use of structural and CADD engineering software such as STAAD, LARSA, MathCAD, AutoCAD, and MicroStation
      • Demonstrated success in completing structural designs and developing contract plans in conformance with accepted engineering standards and procedures for public and private clients
      • Past business development success and industry relationships
      • Experience with rehabilitations and new construction
      • Ability to travel as needed to client sites

        WE ARE VHB! We're an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.
        Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.
        Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience.

        • Inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation.
        • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects.
        • Amazing co-workers
        • A focus on learning and development
        • Flexible, hybrid workplace

          It's not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We're growing and we hope you'll join us!
          VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Keywords: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Atlanta , Structural Engineering Practice Lead, Engineering , Atlanta, Georgia

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