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

  • 23 Jul 2018 3:04 PM
    Message # 6394268
    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: 07/19/2018 to 08/02/2018

    Job Announcement Number:  SWGJ189581751345D (public)

    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:

    Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.

    Relocation/Recruitment/Retention/Student Loan Repayment incentive(s) MAY BE authorized to highly qualified candidate.

    Your duties will include the following:

    • Provide structural engineering services for new construction and rehabilitations on large, complex river navigation (locks and dams), flood control reservoir and local flood protection projects.
    • Perform analysis and design applying standard engineering methods and techniques in the performance of preliminary and final design.
    • Prepare 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.
    • Prepare 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.
    • Work 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.
    • Coordinate structural aspects of projects with multi-disciplined engineering team, Operations personnel and Construction Engineering personnel responsible for related specialized phases of the project.
    • Perform in role of Project Engineer in design by coordinating the efforts of multi-disciplined teams, developing and tracking budgets, scopes of work, ensuring quality processes are followed, and ensuring contract documents are complete.
    • 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.
    • Perform inspections and assessments of the District's infrastructure including hydraulic steel structures, concrete structures, and bridges; and develop memos and reports with recommendations based on field observations.

    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:





    Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide.

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