We are currently seeking a Senior Structural Engineer to join our growing team, based in our Norfolk, VA office. As a Senior Structural Engineer, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of a range of building projects, including managing and mentoring the team of engineers on the project, developing concepts and budgets, and producing the design.

Projects (approximately 85% of Senior Structural Project Engineer’s time)


  • Lead a team of structural engineering staff as part of the aforementioned project roles; assign, monitor and review work of structural engineering staff on associated projects.
  • Ensure the completeness, correctness, and accuracy of work, and of supporting engineering staff on associated projects.
  • Lead and perform design coordination with other disciplines using industry-standard BIM software for associated projects or portions of projects.
  • Deliver quality projects on time and within budget. Perform internal structural peer reviews of other engineer’s projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing structural systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.



Project Management and Technical Improvement (approximately 10% of Senior Structural Project Engineer’s time)

  • Develop and update project manpower estimates and monitor project time and budget as projects progress.
  • Establish and agree on project schedules and standards for delivery.
  • Keep abreast of industry and technology changes and trends and recommend updates to approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improve the analysis and design processes used by the engineering team through the exploration and application of new tools.
  • Foster a commitment to external and internal client service.



Business Development (approximately 5% of Senior Structural Project Engineer’s time)

  • Support business development and marketing through preparation of write-ups of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events.
  • Prepare structural engineering fee estimates and assumptions for potential projects.
  • Work with architects to develop concepts for project competitions and to produce submission documents.


Required Skills

Project Management


  • Ability to collaborate with multiple offices across the BPA organization
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols
  • Ability to inspire owners and designers
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets
  • Project team leadership skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to teach and mentor others



  • Able to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems
  • Knowledgeable in Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Proficiency with analysis programs - SAP, ETABS, RAM, Enercalc, or similar
  • Engineering of steel and concrete superstructures, including long span and/or high rise
  • CLT/Mass Timber experience a big plus
  • Aluminum design experience a plus
  • Steel connection design experience a plus


Required Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • PE License, SE preferred where applicable
  • 10+ years of project engineering experience, from design development to opening, with at least one completed high-profile project
  • Work with integrated multi-discipline teams
  • Design of architecturally significant buildings preferred
  • Work with a variety of project types in Commercial, Corporate, Civic, Education, Sports and Healthcare sectors preferred
  • Completion of complex and advanced structural analyses using industry-standard software

Interested in joining our team? Send your resume and cover letter to tsaitz@brittpeters.com

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