Lead Structural Engineer
Utilities | Chicago, Illinois | Lisle, Illinois

Who We Are

We’re a people-first organization. We value knowledge and learning. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and we seek to build relationships that mean something. We employ some of the best and brightest in the industry and we work hard to maintain a culture that our people can be proud of.

Working For Primera

Our Utilities division is a talented team of experts working together to provide solutions that are vital to energizing our future. We provide full-service electrical, civil, and structural engineering services to support electric and gas utilities nationwide. We’re also fortunate to support wind farms and renewables; transmissions systems; and university and industrial facilities.

Who You Are

  • You have your bachelor’s in civil engineering with a structural emphasis, and between five to seven of experience. If you have your master’s in civil engineering it’s a plus.
  • You’re also a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) and licensed structural engineer (S.E.).
  • You have knowledge of codes and standards (ASCE-7, IBC, ACI, AISC, wood and masonry), and design of structural systems in concrete, steel, and masonry with applications in either utilities or buildings.
  • You’re skilled in the finite element method of analysis. You’re proficient in Microsoft Office and commercial FEM software analysis; if you have CAD and Revit experience you’ll stand out!
  • You’re a strong communicator with outstanding team skills.

What You'll Do

  • You’ll prepare/review structural design calculations for concrete, structural steel, wood, and masonry structures for both private and public facilities projects.
  • You’ll prepare/review sketches, technical comparisons, and similar technical work as required by assignment.
  • You’ll coordinate project assignments with engineers and technicians within the group.
  • You’ll review shop drawings and submittals, and recommend necessary changes.
  • You’ll assist with site visits and in the preparation of drawings, specifications, supporting documents, and permit applications for private and public work projects.
  • You’ll maintain project documentation, including calculations, project filing, etc.
  • You’ll Interface with vendors and clients.
  • You’ll assist with the preparation of proposals and strategic planning for the group. 

Some of What You'll Enjoy

  • An excellent benefits package including 401K match and employee stock ownership, gym and transit subsidies, paid volunteer time off, parental leave, continuing education reimbursement and much more
  • Flexible work scheduling in a fast-growing company
  • Colleagues that appreciate differences in people, perspectives, cultures, and ideas
  • The fruits of our employee-led committees focused on offering engaging social, wellness and community service activities all year long

Starting salary is between $95,000 – $115,000 based on skills and qualifications, with the high end of the range limited to applicants based on relevant years of experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Primera is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Primera’s practices and employment decisions, including those regarding recruitment, hiring, assignment, promotion and compensation, shall not be based on any person’s race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, physical handicap, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status or other protected group as defined by law.

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