Structural Engineer

Griffith, IN
Structural Engineering – Engineering /
Full Time /
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • Perform technical responsibilities required of a Structural Engineer I
    • Mentor less experienced engineers
    • Contribute to client meetings as department representative
    • Demonstrate familiarity with Valdes structural engineering work practices
    • Prepare AutoCAD and MicroStation drawings
    • Demonstrate familiarity and expertise in using Revit and Navisworks in 3D modeling
    • Prepare structural scopes of work and material take-offs
    • Continue to develop refined understanding of construction drawings such as Plans, Sections, Details, and Piping Isometrics
    • Continue to develop familiarity and expertise with prevalent structural industry codes, standards and practices (i.e., AISC, ACI, ASCE 7, IBC, etc.)
    • Demonstrate understanding of client standards and specifications
    • Review steel fabricator, concrete rebar, and other vendor shop drawings and submittals
    • Perform and document simple structural calculations under the guidance of a more senior colleague
    • Demonstrate proficiency in using Risa 3D, PROFIS, MathCAD, and other software commonly used in the department
    • Demonstrate continuous technical improvement and desire to sit for the structural engineer (SE) exam
    • Verify field conditions, constructability of designs, and assist in resolving problems during field construction
    • May be required to participate in short or long term field assignments


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil or Structural Engineering or Architecture
    • 1+ years of experience working as a Civil or Structural Engineer, or Architect in the Process Industrial or Power industries. 
    • Demonstrate technical competencies required of a Structural Engineer I
    • Demonstrated more refined understanding of statics, dynamics, steel design, and concrete design
    • Basic technical report writing skills
    • Basic 2D and/or 3D CAD expertise
    • Basic Microsoft Office expertise
    • Eligibility to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.