Civil / Structural Engineer
CompanyNorth Wind Solutions
LocationOak Ridge, TN
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description

Civil / Structural Engineer


Job Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Design Engineering Manager

Grade/Level: N/A

Amount of Travel Required: up to 10%




Initiates and completes engineering designs of civil and structural (steel and concrete) components and systems following the general instructions and directions of department manager.  These components and systems may include but are not limited to:


  • Structural Steel, consisting of pipe supports, platforms, cranes and small buildings
  • Concrete, consisting of slab on grade foundations and elevated re-enforced slabs
  • Civil, consisting of various area drainage and grading


Develops various calculations related to material stresses and NPH (e.g., seismic and wind) criteria to support design concepts.  Additionally, prepares calculations, reports, specifications and bills of material.  Reports to the Manager, Design Engineering.  Establishes and achieves schedule driven deadlines for multiple, and competing, tasks.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.



Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Develops initial design concepts
  • Prepares calculations related to initial design concepts
  • Prepares specifications and reports to implement design concepts
  • Prepares and develops key parameters for use by designers
  • Reviews and approves initial drawings on assigned equipment and systems
  • Analyzes various design requirements and recommends possible solutions or alternate constructions
  • Demonstrated verbatim compliance with design and operating procedures
  • Provides information when required for cost estimating, such as layouts and processing sketches labor estimates and cost data


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the follow-up of prototype construction with outside vendors
  • Secures quotations and expedites materials and delivery
  • Reviews operating procedures
  • Prepares presentation graphics/materials as required



Competency Statement(s)

  • Safety Awareness-Ability to adapt to and maintain a safety-conscious work environment.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate, conduct, and conform to a set of values and accepted standards, such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and accountability.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task, and perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Team Work - Ability to effectively work within a team environment to effectively accomplish work activities, exhibiting a professional demeanor toward co-workers and customers.
  • Communication- Ability to communicate professionally, clearly and concisely with others using both the spoken and written word, as well as ability to actively listen and comprehend communication from others.
  • Flexibility – ability to support several activities and move between assignments.




Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)


License:  Professional registration is required.



  • Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience.
  • Ability to transition from design concept to finished design and field implementation, including review and checking of drawings performed by designers and drafters.
  • Review and approve calculations and drawings generated by third parties (i.e. subcontractors and suppliers)
  • Demonstrated success in a verbatim compliance environment.
  • Familiar with national consensus codes and standards. (i.e., AISC 13th edition, ASCE 7, ACI 318, IBC and ASME BTH-1).


Preferred: Experience at a Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear facility.    Construction, startup and operation experience is a plus.  Structural software experience (e.g., STAAD Pro) is highly desired.


Communication:  Ability to effectively communicate verbally and with all levels of management, site personnel and our client.


Computer Skills: Intermediate IT Knowledge – Must possess significant functional computer skills including use of mainstream business software including but not limited to: Microsoft Office 2016, Adobe Professional; Internet navigation


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or e-mail for assistance.


North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.