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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking a Structural Engineer

  • 26 Jun 2018 1:56 PM
    Message # 6343581
    ASCE Blog Editor (Administrator)

    Supervisory 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-0810-13

    Salary Range: $89,506 to $116,358 / Per Year

    Open Period: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Job Announcement Number: SWGJ188664427110D

    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:

    • Chief of the Structural Design Section.
    • Designs and develops structural features on navigation, flood control and local flood protection projects assigned to the Pittsburgh District.
    • Designs studies, analyses, layouts, computations, and final designs in connection with the preparation of design memoranda reports, contract plans, design reports, specifications, and engineering estimates for projects authorized for construction.
    • Plans and assigns work of subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, workforce to workload analysis, and prepares schedules for work completion.
    • Assigns work to staff based on priorities, difficulty and requirements of the assignments and capabilities of employees.
    • Provides guidance and technical support in a variety of structural engineering design features such as locks, dams, gates, bulkheads, bridges, retaining walls, foundation systems, buildings and other structures.
    • Performs a full range of supervisory activities including evaluating performance, hiring actions, recruitment, recruitment outreach, personnel actions, mentoring, and training.
    • Reviews and approves technical requirements of work performed by section. Conducts QA/QC reviews of above referenced work and AE contract product deliverables.
    • Develops and maintains a program of structural, finite element analysis, CADD, BIM, advanced structural modeling and other state of the art computer applications.
    • Provides professional engineering expertise in structural discipline to Branch and District.

    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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