Senior Structural Engineer

Toronto, Ontario

Senior Structural Engineer (Contract)
This contractor position will be located working remotely with business trips to the engineering offices in Toronto, Canada and to the jobsite in Miami, Arizona.
Provide technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned large/complex structural engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply working knowledge of structural engineering principles to assigned engineering projects, using sound engineering, data measurement & collection, calculations, analysis, interpretation and problem solving.
  • Review, interpret, comment and approve structural engineering deliverables. Review reports for structural design projects and provide recommendations to site team and to project consultants.
  • Lead the structural efforts on large/complex engineering projects, which may include the development of new or modification to existing systems and processes, including the responsibility of approving work from other engineering disciplines.
  • Manage projects and serve as a structural subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex projects.
  • Oversight and guidance of the structural department of an engineering company, construction planning and construction supervision.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas
  • Develop and/or review scopes of work, evaluate proposals, draft formalized internal requests for funding.
  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment as approved and required.
  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.

Job Scope
Nature of work: Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functional area.
Level of interaction: Often collaborates with managers and/or functional or site leaders and interacts with external colleagues.
Autonomy/decision making: Works under moderate supervision and has some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group
Budgetary responsibility: Has no budgetary responsibility
Managerial responsibility: Manages a specific program or project and may supervise people.


  • Bachelor's degree in Structural Engineering or related Engineering discipline and eight (8) years discipline related engineering experience, OR
  • Master's in Structural Engineering or related Engineering discipline and three (5) years discipline related engineering experience

Language Skills, Certifications and/or Training

  • Fluency in English
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of structural engineering
  • Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and/or eliminating hazards Ability to build trust and credibility with employees/peers and establish common goals and expectations
  • Strong analytical skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Structural Engineering
  • Professional Engineer's license
  • At least 5 years of work experience

Experience in the design, analysis and installation of smelting plants and associated supporting systems.

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