Building and Facilities Structural Design Group Leader

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/6/2024 8:47 AM)
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Dewberry is an ENR top 50 design firm operating throughout the United States and has a robust facility engineering presence on the east coast and the mid-west. Currently we provide full-service engineering services for buildings facilities and infrastructure projects. The structural engineering practice includes a fully staffed and mature Building and Facilities Structural Design Group, with offices in New York City, NY, Raleigh, NC and Peoria, IL, supporting engineering groups include MEP, civil, geotechnical and environmental engineering.


The Building and Facilities Structures Group has a varied resume, including commercial and institutional buildings, new construction, renovation and rehabilitation, waterfront structures, transit and rail facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants and energy projects. The majority of the client base is public sector, but a more diverse public-private balance is desirable. This group has delivered projects using both the design-bid-build and design build procurement methodologies. Technical tools and technical systems are in place including state of the art analysis software, quality control procedures, and production platforms including design standards and project delivery in BIM.


As part of Dewberry’s current plan to expand and service our overall volume of work in the mid-Atlantic region, we’re looking for a Building and Facilities Structural Design Group Leader to enhance our ability to provide a quality work product, better serve our existing clients and expand our client base. We are searching for a leader who is interested in a bigger challenge to enhance our current operation and meet our growth goals.


The successful candidate will work from our Fairfax, VA office. The Group Leader will lead and manage a new Building and Facilities Structural Engineering group. Duties include managing the day to day operations of the Group, securing and leading a talented and competent staff, business development, allocating resources, planning and monitoring work flow, branch level reporting, planning and budgeting, proposal preparation, interacting with other Dewberry groups and offices, and collaborating closely with other Dewberry offices that offer buildings and facilities engineering. In addition to these duties, the Group Leader will be called upon to manage complex multi-discipline projects utilizing both design/build and design/bid/build delivery methodologies.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors is our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Master's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering (preferred).
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with a strong technical background in building structures and related engineering.
  • A PE License in one or more states.
  • Strong leadership talents and demonstrated success supervising people.
  • Experience in managing project teams.
  • Private and public sector building structures experience managing projects and clients is highly desirable.
  • Experience in managing staff utilization and maintaining project manpower budgets.
  • Experience in developing private and public sector client proposals, including technical and fee proposals.
  • Knowledge of the A/E marketplace in the mid-Atlantic area.
  • A strong desire to engage in business development activities in order to meet growth, client
  • diversity, and profit goals.
  • Experience with design of structural steel and reinforced concrete building structures.
  • Experience with design of water treatment and wastewater treatment structures.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.




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