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Structural Engineer

Full-time | North Carolina

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Shive-Hattery has an immediate opening on our Industrial Team for a Structural Engineer in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area with over five  years of professional experience. Candidates with related design backgrounds and knowledge of the local market will be considered.

With the support of the Group Leader and other structural engineers located in the Midwest, this position performs a variety of duties associated with design primarily on food, pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing projects and related services, to assist in achieving desired client satisfaction, and business results.  

This position’s initial focus is to support current project work over the design and construction phases as the primary local point of contact for our client. Having an entrepreneurial drive and willingness to build relationships is strongly encouraged.

Participation in applicable ASCE, NCEES, and/or community activities is preferred. 



  • The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and driven with an appropriate work background more than five years’ experience.
  • Professional Engineer licensure in structural engineering or the ability for immediate licensure in North Carolina
  • Structural design and documentation experience using concrete, steel, and masonry. Wood design would be a plus
  • Knowledge of programming, planning, and building performance is beneficial
  • Motivated and creative professional; able to design with inherent understanding of building systems
  • Experience and willingness to collaborate with other disciplines
  • Ability to manage time and workload effectively, which includes planning, organizing, and prioritizing work
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills, and comfortable presenting design solutions to Owners
  • Experience using Revit, 3D software (Navisworks/Recap), structural engineering design software, and Microsoft Office software is preferred




  • Design projects as a structural engineer for industrial clients specifically focused on food and pharmaceutical space is preferred. Background working with manufacturing and higher education or healthcare projects of various sizes will have strong consideration. 
  • Work with experienced engineers and technicians while coordinating work within multi-discipline teams. The majority of efforts will focus on our long-standing Industrial clients who we work with locally and nationally
  • Must be capable of working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to drive and have access to an automobile, climb ladders and work off of elevated platforms and open grating, and wear personal protective equipment required for specific clients and sites
  • Additional responsibilities include overseeing shop drawing reviews and participation in construction observation

Why Shive-Hattery?

Shive-Hattery strives to provide outstanding client service and provide rewarding careers to our employees. Our learning and teaching culture is based on collaboration; you must be willing to mentor and teach other employees while continuing to develop your skills to grow professionally at Shive-Hattery. 


Shive-Hattery offers outstanding benefits, a sound compensation package.  


For certain clients, we are required to conduct drug and/or alcohol testing on employees who perform work at the client site or on the client project. Consequently, employees and/or applicants will be required to satisfactorily pass a drug and/or alcohol test prior to any such work assignment.   


Shive-Hattery offers a flexible work environment and supports balancing personal and professional responsibilities. We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, veteran status or genetic information.