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Kent Recruitment

Senior Civil Structural Engineer (Onshore, P.E.)

USA - Houston Texas
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About the job:

Kent's Houston office is seeking a Senior civil/structural engineer as a discipline lead engineer with
10-15 years of experience in civil, structural and foundation design, analysis, and resolution of problems. Provide direction and coordination of civil structural design in Oil & Gas, Refining, and other industrial projects. Ideal candidate will be P.E. licensed and be able to seal drawings.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Provide structural and foundation design of medium to large size engineering projects.
  • Define and review scope of work, prepare engineering estimate at both proposal and design level and schedule for civil/structural engineering portion of work in a project.
  • Prepare accurate and complete designs and calculations as required to meet project requirements.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist projects to ensure effective quality product.
  • Conduct field investigations and site walk down; produce field reports and scope of work.
  • Keep up to date on new engineering processes, techniques, and standards.
  • Develop and recommend improvements in engineering and design standards to lower cost and improve work quality and facilitate maintenance.
  • Ensure that effective methods and design/engineering techniques are used.
  • Resolve project issues, problems and RFIs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned such QA/QC on packages by other engineers and designers.

Your Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience:


  • BSCE degree, higher preferred.
  • Approximately 10 to 15 years of hands-on civil/structural experience in petrochemical industry is required.
  • P.E. license with the Texas State Board is required or can be obtained within 6 months.
  • Five to Eight years of experience as a lead engineer in mid to large size projects is desired.
  • Design and construction knowledge required.
  • Knowledge of PIP Standards is required.
  • Knowledge of civil/structural layout and design complying with industry standards required.
  • Experienced with commonly used civil/structural engineering standards and codes including but not limited to IBC, ACI, AISC, TMS and ASCE codes as well as commonly used civil/structural engineering software.
  • Experienced with seismic design requirements.
  • Familiar with fire and blast loading and PFP.
  • Experience contributing civil/structural content to single or multi-discipline basis of design documents.

Skills Requirement:

  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word).
  • Working knowledge of Staad Pro and Staad Foundation, RISA 3D suite.
  • AutoCAD 2D/3D, NavisWorks

Core Competencies:
  • Provide technical guidance to co-workers.
  • Contribute to a team environment by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Work autonomously without direct supervision.
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