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Structural Group Leader

Company: Garver
Location: Greenville
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Structural Group Leader
Greenville, South Carolina
As part of the Garver Water Design Center (WDC) in Greenville, SC, the Structural Group Leader will be responsible for building, leading and managing a group of structural engineering professionals in support of various water/wastewater projects. Extensive background in the design of environmental structures, with a particular emphasis in concrete design, as part of high-volume, custom plant projects will allow this team leader the opportunity to be hands-on with design, directly involved with clients, provide mentorship to team members and actively participate in marketing initiatives.
What you'll do:
Generally, the responsibilities of this role will entail taking projects from conceptual planning to bid ready documents, including preliminary member sizing, design calculations, inter-discipline coordination, preparation of specifications, coordination with regional offices and quality assurance and control.
Ideal candidates shall be capable of evaluating and designing a wide variety of materials including concrete, CMU, steel aluminum and FRP.
Day to day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting regional teams with structural related business development activities
  • Perform structural assessments of existing facilities for planning purposes
  • Developing conceptual level structural designs for water and wastewater treatment facilities including but not limited to treatment process basins, chemical facilities, administration buildings, retaining walls, pump/ lift stations, tanks, vaults and other associated structures
  • Developing detailed structural designs, including contract documents (plans and specifications)
  • Preparing design calculations and coordinating with other design disciplines for design of treatment facilities
  • Coordinating with Garver regional teams for construction cost estimating and quality assurance and control
  • Managing and mentoring teams, coordinating schedules, monitoring project budgets, and ensuring delivery of quality work products which adhere to Garver standardization
  • Being included in client meetings, industry conferences, and serving as a subject matter expert for the Water Business Line
    In addition, the Structural Group Leader will be responsible for:
    • Recruiting top talent for the structural team
    • Developing scope, schedule, level of effort, and fees for projects
    • Managing, mentoring and professional development for structural team members
    • Driving the detailed design through coordination with other support disciplines
    • Planning, managing, and executing structural staff workload
    • Coordinating and maintaining project schedules
    • Planning and monitoring budgets
    • Complying with the quality program, including ensuring delivery of quality work products that adhere to Garver standardization
    • Developing Structural standards and tools, procurement, and training in coordination with other WDC structural groups
    • Travelling occasionally as necessary to facilitate design, construction, or assessment of facilities or to perform workshops
      Some travel may be required for business development purposes, including proposal development, interviews, knowledge transfer sessions, and industry related conference attendance. Project specific travel may also be required for site assessments, project workshops, design review meetings, and support during construction. Due to the collaborative nature of coordination for large infrastructure projects, candidates must have the ability to seek out and resolve issues through close interaction with other project team members. In addition, the candidate shall be able to maintain a positive team attitude and interpersonal effectiveness to recruit, develop and maintain an efficient and productive structural team. The structural group leader will also be responsible for coordinating structural team workload across Water Design Centers.
      About Garver's Greenville Water Design Center:
      The Greenville Water Design Center will be a knowledge-based hub that excels in highly technical, multi-discipline water and wastewater designs for clients in Garver's eastern footprint, as well as across the country as necessary. The Greenville WDC will specialize in large, high-volume, custom treatment plant projects with conventional and advanced technologies. A centralized WDC requires constant communication, coordination, and participation with team members. This integral working relationship benefits the client through project delivery schedule and design quality, as well as the engineer's opportunity for team collaboration and professional growth.
      Minimum Requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in civil or structural engineering from an ABET accredited program
      • 10+ years of technical experience in structural design engineering with 2+ years of experience in project/ team leadership
      • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
        Preferred Attributes:
        • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) license in several states including SC, NC, GA, FL, TN
        • 15+ years of structural engineering design experience with 5+ years of experience in project/team leadership
        • Proven experience overseeing structural designs in concrete, masonry and structural steel, including detailed plans and specifications for major projects
        • Overall understanding of water and wastewater treatment plant systems in a campus-wide environment
        • Master's degree in civil or structural engineering
        • Registration as a SE or be willing to take the NCEES Structural Engineer exam within 2 years
        • Working knowledge of Revit CAD programs
        • Understanding of structural complexities associated with water and wastewater treatment equipment
        • Experience working with a multi-disciplinary team comprised of process, structural, building mechanical, electrical, and Instrumentation and control disciplines.
        • Active participation in local professional trade organizations.
          Grow With Us
          Garver offers its employees programs such as company-paid professional memberships, company support for industry licenses and continuing education opportunities that foster a progressive atmosphere. Garver provides the tools, resources, and environment to develop leaders, stimulate ideas, and accomplish projects. By offering highly competitive salary packages, attractive benefits, and a comprehensive wellness program; Garver walks the talk when it comes to work-life balance.
          Founded in 1919, Garver is an employee-owned multidisciplined engineering, planning, and environmental services firm with more than 1,000 employees across the United States. Offering a wide range of services focused on aviation, construction, facilities, federal, survey, transportation, water, and wastewater, Garver sits in the top 125 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list and is consistently recognized as a best firm to work for. Learn more at
          Garver is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based upon an individual's capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
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