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U.S. Army Corps seeks a Structural Engineer

  • 05 Mar 2018 1:38 PM
    Message # 5890867
    ASCE Blog Editor (Administrator)

    Structural Engineer

    U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, Engineering and Construction Division, Structural Design Section, Navigation Design Branch

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA.

    Series and Grade: GS-0810-12

    Salary Range: $75,271 to $97,852 / Per Year

    Open Period: Monday, March 5, 2018 to Monday, March 26, 2018

    Job Announcement Number: SWGJ186201879747D

    Please see the advertisement posted on for required qualifications and instructions on applying. Create an account on and search the Job Announcement Number.


    The website link to the job posting is:

    Your duties will include the following:

    • Provides structural engineering services for new construction and rehabilitations on large, complex river navigation (locks and dams), flood control reservoir and local flood protection projects using established U.S. Army Corps of Engineer design criteria and directives; national building codes and standards; and engineering principles and judgment.
    • Performs analysis and design applying standard engineering methods and techniques in the performance of preliminary and final design including stress and stability analysis, structural steel design, steel connection design, reinforced concrete design and development of detailing for steel and concrete features.
    • As part of design or evaluation of various structures, prepares Design Documentation Report (Design Basis); design calculations utilizing structural design and analysis software including STAAD Pro, ANSYS, FB-MultiPier, PCA sP Concrete Suite, MathCAD, and EXCEL.
    • Prepares construction contract documents for various structural features for challenging and complex Civil Works projects for river navigation systems, flood control reservoir projects and, local flood protection projects.
    • Works with CADD Technicians to develop drawings utilizing CADD and BIM software; determines requirements for technical aspects of project specifications; and prepares amendments and engineering revisions.
    • Coordinates structural aspects of projects with multi-disciplined engineering team, Operations personnel and Construction Engineering personnel responsible for related specialized phases of the projects to arrive at functional designs and solutions to technical and operational problems.
    • Performs role of Project Engineer in design by coordinating the efforts of multi-disciplined teams, developing and tracking budgets, preparation of scopes of work, ensuring quality processes are followed, and ensuring contract documents are complete. In construction, provides support to the Construction Engineering staff by coordinating the review of transmittals and RFI's by the engineering team and assisting with the resolution of construction issues.
    • Performs inspections and assessments of the District's infrastructure including hydraulic steel structures, concrete structures, and bridges; and develops memos and reports with recommendations based on field observations.
    • Finite Element Analysis experience preferred but not required.


    About the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or "The Corps") is one of the best in America! In 2015, USACE ranked #128 out of 500 employers on Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. From this list, the Corps ranked #10 in the government services industry, #6 in the federal government, and #8 in the engineering field. Follow this link for more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or follow this link to learn more about the Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.

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