GEI a Way of Life
When you’re doing what you love and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more like a way of life. Here at GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI) we have been fostering growth and creativity for nearly 50 years. Our culture is one of collaboration and support. If you are passionate about your field, excited about learning, and constantly looking for ways to innovate, we’d love to have you join the GEI family.
Who are we?
GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #88 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people.
GEI Consultants is currently seeking a motivated Structural Engineer for our Chicago regional office. The successful candidate will work on structural engineering tasks, including building adaptive reuse design, geotechnical support and civil works projects located in the Chicago metropolitan area and throughout the US. The candidate will have an opportunity to grow professionally with a GEI team of mentors and motivated peers. Additionally, the candidate will use Autodesk Products, structural computer programs and Microsoft Office products to prepare construction documents and engineering reports as a member of a multi-disciplinary design team.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
◦Assist GEI structural and geotechnical engineers with structural design and analysis tasks across our core disciplines, including building and bridge structural design, existing structure analysis, foundation design, construction shoring and retaining wall design,
◦Understanding of applicable building codes and design standards used in the industry,
◦Ability to perform field assessments of existing structures, including occasional use of safety harness on high lifts and other personal protection equipment,
◦Prepare technical reports of engineering findings and test results,
◦Assist in preparation of construction drawings and specifications, construction cost estimating, design implementation and report preparation,
◦Meeting project objectives, schedules and budgets,
◦Perform site inspections of construction projects to verify conformance with design documents, and
◦Other duties as assigned.
◦B.S. in Structural or Geotechnical Engineering.
◦Good verbal and written communication skills, including technical report writing.
◦4-12 years of experience working in structural engineering.
◦Experience using/supporting Autodesk products, including AutoCAD, Civil3D and/or Navisworks.
◦Ability to learn and follow company drawings standards.
◦Registered IL SE license or professional engineer with the ability to obtain SE licensure.
◦Possess a current driver’s license.
◦Project related business travel, less than 20%.
◦Ability to manage small to large projects in all phases of engineering design including field investigations, preliminary designs, regulatory approvals, final design, development of contract documents and construction administration.
◦Structural design experience with steel, wood and concrete as well as geotechnical lateral earth pressure design for bulkheads, retaining walls, coffer dams and construction shoring.
◦Experience in structural repairs and upgrades to existing structures and foundations.
◦Experience working in a team setting with engineers and scientists to advise clients in implementing their projects.
◦Experience in BIM/Revit and integrated project delivery a plus.