Structural Engineer - Mass Timber Specialist - Greenville, SC

Britt, Peters & Associates is looking for a Mass Timber Specialist.

Mass Timber provides a new twist that is rapidly disrupting an industry traditionally slow to change. We have used concrete, steel, wood, and masonry in much the same way for the last century, and it is exciting to experience Mass Timber’s explosive growth. With 12 Mass Timber projects completed or in construction and another 6 in design, Britt, Peters & Associates has emerged as a regional expert in this new and exciting area of the construction industry. With benefits that range from aesthetic to environmental, we believe this to be a rapidly growing sector of our business.

The Mass Timber Specialist is a new and unique position for us, so there is no pre-defined role or pre-existing expectations. With this in mind, the specific role will be somewhat tailored to the talent and experience of the selected candidate. Mass Timber is growing quickly, and we expect the roll to grow and change at a fast pace as well.

The Role:

The items below are what we envision being the various possible roles. Many of these items will require time to develop over a few years. The successful candidate is not expected to excel in each of these areas but to excel in many and then to be able to work with others who may possess the necessary skills.

Research and Development

  • Be familiar with European, North American, and other wood design codes
  • Follow relevant research, papers, and theses
  • Evaluate new design software and implement as relevant
  • Write excel or other programs for specific designs
  • Attend industry conferences
  • Develop workflows and tools for Mass Timber design
  • Explore new framing concepts and materials to advance the Mass Timber initiative
  • Work with and contribute to our Embodied Carbon initiative
  • Work with Universities on desired research focuses

Internal Mass Timber Resource

  • Provide training to staff on new topics and available tools
  • Provide project specific support on initial concepts, costing, and unique situations
  • Explore multiple topics related to Mass Timber construction to improve our efficiencies of materials and avoid construction issues
  • Provide QC at various stages of all of BPA's Mass Timber projects

External Mass Timber Expert

  • Develop lasting relationships with key industry connections such as CLT manufactures
  • Pursue architectural clients in the Southeast
  • Pursue contractor clients
  • Provide speaking opportunities on Mass Timber to our clients and at industry conferences

Project Management

  • Create schematic concepts to convey and vet innovative structural solutions
  • Active involvement with client meetings
  • Provide creative solutions to architectural and construction issues and constraints
  • Perform initial conceptual then final detailed structural design and documentation
  • Perform calculations including static/dynamic finite element modeling
  • Manage the work of junior engineers and designers

What you Bring:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation skills; ability to influence and persuade others to reach consensus
  • A track record of building successful teams and promoting teamwork through motivating and coaching; skilled in facilitation, mentoring and conflict resolution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong decision making/problem solving skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; Masters preferred
  • 5+ years of industry experience and/or a Master’s Thesis related to Mass Timber

What you get in Return:

  • Competitive compensation
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
  • High Deductible Health Plans & PPO coverage options
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Short Term disability
  • Long Term disability
  • Industry training and development
  • Dynamic, fast-paced environment where you can learn and grow

Britt, Peters & Associates provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To be considered for a position with Britt, Peters & Associates, please submit your resume to Tara Saitz,

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