Lead Structural Engineer

Location:Clifton Park, NY
Type:Full Time

Wright-Pierce, an award-winning, multi-discipline environmental engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater and civil infrastructure, is seeking a registered Lead Structural Engineer to join our company.  The position entails a wide variety of challenging structural design projects requiring unique and creative approaches.


  • Structural Design for projects from preliminary design through construction for water/wastewater treatment and Civil/Industrial infrastructure facilities.
  • Responsibilities for the design phase of typical projects include:
    • Develop design budgets
    • Preparation of contract documents including calculations, drawings, cost estimates, and specifications
    • Site visits to assess existing conditions
    • Inspections of buildings, tanks and other structures associated with the project
    • Design of low-rise buildings constructed of masonry, wood, or steel
    • Design of above and below grade liquid containing concrete tanks
    • Conduct standard project QA/QC procedures and familiar with standard engineering business practice
  • Responsibilities for construction phase of projects include:
    • Perform site visits to review contractor’s work and resolve field related issues
    • Review structural shop drawings
    • Assess contractor change orders
    • Participate in preconstruction meetings to define construction expectations and highlight contract requirements
  • Conduct visual structural assessments and document deficiencies for existing facilities
  • Work on multiple design and construction projects concurrently
  • Delegate work to Revit Technicians and junior level Engineers
  • Ability to work with other design disciplines and continuously coordinate work through the use of Bluebeam (or other electronic) software
  • Ability to become multi state licensed through the National Council of Engineering

Essential Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Personal organization and time management skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with coworkers
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with others in multiple offices through the use of Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to collaborate with other engineering disciplines, senior engineering, and project management staff


  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • 8-12 years of experience, preferably in the water/wastewater field
  • Experience with piers, docks and dams considered a plus
  • Experience using AutoCAD required. Experience with REVIT a plus
  • Experience with STAAD, Enercalc and MathCad a plus


  • B.S. Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • M.S. Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering considered plus

 Office Locations

  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Portland or Topsham, ME
  • Providence, RI
  • Projects located in ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, VT and FL

Equal Employment Opportunity

Wright-Pierce is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.


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