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SMMA Senior Structural Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA is seeking a Senior Structural Engineer to join our talented group of designers and problem-solvers. The primary responsibility of this role will be leading the structural scope for new projects, collaborating with other architectural and engineering team members.

This engineer will play a critical role throughout projects’ full lifecycles, from concept design to final construction documents and into construction administration. The ideal candidate will have proficiency with building analysis software such as RAM Structural System or ETABS, as well as familiarity with Autodesk Revit Structure.

Our Structural Engineering team is part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary design firm that unites a dynamic mix of architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts.  This role affords the opportunity to work closely with staff across design disciplines and experience working on a diverse range of project types in various industries. 

We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth. We also pride ourselves on a culture that supports a healthy work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the structural scope of new projects by overseeing the structural analysis, design, and detailing of buildings consisting of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood materials

  • Model building structures and components using a variety of analysis software including in RAM Steel and/or ETABS

  • Develop structural details to be drafted either by others or directly developed Revit Structure

  • Coordinate and collaborate with in-house architects and MEP engineers

  • Perform construction administration activities including shop drawing review, answering RFIs, and creating field observation reports

  • Mentor and manage Structural team members

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering

  • 6-12 years of experience in structural engineering of buildings

  • Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination

  • PE/SE license preferred, or on path to obtaining

  • Knowledge of building design fundamentals, codes, and standards

  • Experience with a variety of design software and programs (Revit, RAM Structural system, ETABS, RISA, Enercalc, CSC Tedds, AutoCAD), as well as Bluebeam, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Teams

  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with internal team members

    About the Firm

    SMMA is one of New England’s most unique design firms due to our composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since our incorporation in 1955, we offer an integrated, multidisciplinary environment driven by collaboration between architects, engineers, technologists, researchers, and industry experts. We focus on building lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    As an employee-owned firm, we believe that good ideas are welcome from anywhere. Our work straddles seven markets— K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Commercial, Life Science, Federal Government, and Advanced Technology—with the opportunity to work across a wide range of projects and specialisms. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented environment that promotes intellectual and creative growth.

    SMMA was founded by MIT and Rensselaer alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, we remain dedicated to this flexible, integrated approach. We are guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence, sustainability, and social responsibility.

    Company Perks

  • Employee-owned firm with Employee Stock Ownership Program

  • Hybrid work-from-home policy

  • Competitive benefits including paid time-off, company-funded MA Paid Family and Medical Leave, company-paid dental plan, company-paid life insurance, and 401(K) matching

  • Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential emotional support, legal guidance, and financial resources)

  • Mentor/protégé program

  • Educational reimbursement

  • Licensure and membership reimbursement

  • “Lunch and Learns” with internal and external speakers

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