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 Senior Design Engineer, Chief Buildings
Description: Chief Buildings in Grand Island, NE is seeking a Senior Design Engineer to join the Chief Team! This position performs structural analysis and design for materials provided by Chief Buildings in accordance with the appropriate design criteria (building code and loads), steel specifications, customer's agreement to purchase, and Chief's design practices.


* Performs structural design of primary and secondary structural framing and connections on building orders.

* Remains current in knowledge and proficient in use of AISC and AISI material specifications, current and recent editions of ASCE 7, IBC, the MBMA Building Systems Manual and MBS software. Proficient in various city, county, state and international building codes.

* Maintains computer literacy in design software and other computer tools available with recognition as a super user in one or more tools.

* Maintains efficient, timely, legible, and easy to comprehend documentation of engineering designs and builder/customer interface information.

* Works with drafting on shop fabrication and field erection details of engineering designs.

* Keeps good established communication with all engineering and drafting department personnel during correlation of design/detail aspects as a building order proceeds through the engineering and drafting department.

* Reviews drawings prepared by drafting to confirm that engineer's design intent was properly understood and incorporated into drawings.

* Maintains a high productivity rate with low errors and ensure that all jobs are completed on or before the scheduled due date.

* Prepares submittal of design calculations when required.

* Prepares efficient design quote weights for building order quotations sales.

* Maintains complete familiarity with building products produced by Chief Buildings

* Responsible for sound judgment on designs/details affecting economics of field erection versus plant fabrication.

* Provides recommendations and assist in updating/developing documentation and tools for more efficient design and materials utilization in improving product sale ability and ease of manufacturing and field erection.

* Serves as a resource for estimators, project managers, engineers, and detailers on best utilization of Chief's procedures and products to meet customer's needs.

* Checks design documentation prepared by other engineering staff members.

* Provides certification with seal and signature on Chief's construction documents on orders in states with professional engineering licensure.

* Obtains Professional Engineering Licensure in additional states.

* Other duties may be assigned.
Qualifications: * B.S. Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering and/or M.S. Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or other related degree. Degree from ABET accreditation and sufficient for future professional engineer licensure.

* Eight to twelve years of metal building design experience.

* Must be licensed in multiple states. Licensure as a Structural Engineer is preferred.

* Possess willingness and ability to obtain Professional Engineering Licensure in additional states. 
Division: Chief Buildings  
Location: Grand Island, NE 
Status: Full Time 
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