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Structural Engineer III

Structural Engineer III

Structural Engineer III

G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Professional Engineer License (Preferred)

Job details

Job Type


Title: Structural Engineer III

Reports to: Structural Engineering Manager

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Exempt/Non-Exempt: F/T Exempt

Travel: < 20% Travel

An experienced Structural Engineer will add critical bench strength at GMHILL to meet our growing backlog.

Founded in 2004, G.M. Hill Engineering, Inc. (GMHILL) is a fast growing 8(a), woman-owned small business (WOSB) headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, and has offices in Alexandria, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, Tallahassee, FL, Panama City, FL, Beaufort, SC, and Thomasville, GA. GMHILL has a 17-year history of providing clients with a wide range of engineering, architecture, and construction services. GMHILL’s team of professionals bring the experience and proven past performance to provide full-service building solutions that few WOSB, 8(a) firms can match. We have recent Prime experience in facility assessments and building inspections; developing and reviewing D/B RFP’s; planning; architecture; engineering; construction management; general construction; design-build for federal defense and civilian agencies; state and local governments. GMHILL’s varied A/E, construction management, and design-build experience and lessons learned, provides comprehensive designs, and delivers more complete solutions that result in lower risk and better value as proven by our CPARS, safety ratings, and repeat business. We are looking for a Structural Engineer who is looking to join a collaborative team of energetic professionals and has the desire to become instrumental in the mid-stage development of the firm. If you have at least 10 years of experience as a Structural Engineer and have experience delivering on A/E IDIQs and D/B MATOC/MACCs for federal Defense and Civilian Departments, we would like to talk with you.

Position Summary

The position of Structural Engineer III requires thorough knowledge of structural design and engineering techniques. You will be responsible for planning and conducting independent work that requires judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Your expertise will devise new approaches to problems, and prepare or modify drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs, and monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and GMHILL standards.

Key Tasks

Following is a general list of tasks falling into the areas of responsibility of the Structural Engineer III. It attempts to present a comprehensive, but not complete, listing of potential assignments that may be undertaken.

  • Perform structural design and analysis calculations using governing codes and standards, engineering formulas, skills, and experience.
  • Layout and details portions of projects using schematic layout by project lead engineer. May be assigned responsibility for schematic or conceptual layouts when qualified.
  • Provide drawing for own designs and produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by Designers/Drafters.
  • Research design options and document findings for project lead engineer.
  • Review shop drawings.
  • Assume the lead engineer’s role on assigned projects.
  • May serve as Project Engineer and as a designated Client contact on smaller, less complex projects.
  • May direct and supervise other Designers/Drafters activities.
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, etc.
  • Coordinate routine contract administration with project administrator.
  • Use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering design documents.
  • Attend and participate in Client and Company meetings.
  • Perform field activities such as observe and record existing field conditions, take, and verify measurements within project area.
  • Organize, draft, and coordinate technical documents.
  • Demonstrate capability and experience in managing and performing projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Coordinates with GMHILL Construction group personnel on D/B projects, if needed
  • May participate in proposals, presentations, and business development activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Training Requirements:

  • Registered Florida professional engineer certification required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and over ten years of experience with advance knowledge structural engineering
  • Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering, desirable
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in increasingly responsible structural engineering positions
  • Federal project and task order experience (Defense and/or Civilian Agency), preferred
  • LEED AP BD+C, a plus
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

Skill and Competency Requirements:

  • Self-starter, highly motivated, enthusiastic, able to provide structural engineering rigor while operating within contractual scope, budget, and schedule requirements for project deliverables on multiple concurrent projects
  • Customer Service – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to targeted customer base/market, building relationships, and acting as internal company advocate
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated, passionate, and creative team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization
  • Communication – able to effectively and persuasively express self verbally and in writing, using correct language and grammar in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner
  • Organization & Time Management – able to work independently with minimal supervision, planning, scheduling, and organizing professional schedule to complete actions within established deadlines, handling multiple priorities with strong attention to detail
  • Leadership – ability to train, develop, coach, and mentor others.
  • Systems & Software – proficient in the use of REVIT, AutoCAD, structural analysis software, Ram structural system, Mathcad, Enercalc, and Microsoft Office software applications
  • Knowledge of Whole Building Design Guide and structurally related UFC.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Structural Engineering: 10 years (Preferred)


  • Professional Engineer License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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