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Structural Engineer P.E. Leader
Ref No.: 18-00160
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Pay Rate : $ 95,000.00 - 110,000.00 /Year
JOB SUMMARY: The Structural Discipline Leader is responsible for the technical growth and development of their discipline and to motivate, train and provide the technical development of the discipline production staff resulting in a 100% ready technical support team.    
Key performance objectives in order of priority are:
1.              Identify technical growth goals and individual training plans, monitoring progress to track the growth of individuals in order to meet the technical needs of each business unit and learning and growth goals of the employees and company. (30%)
2.              Execute corporate quality and production standards, develop discipline standards and understand and interpret applicable codes to ensure compliance with authorities having jurisdiction and exceed customer expectations. (30%)
3.              Foster a culture of innovation to promote a mindset of creativity and continual improvement to enhance our corporate brand. (10%)
4.              Coordinate with VPO to create, manage the execution and update the quality assurance program for the discipline and collaborate with other discipline leaders for interdiscipline quality coordination to meet corporate quality expectations. (10%)
Note: Twenty percent of time is reserved for ancillary responsibilities, interruptions and unplanned activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The responsibilities listed are fundamental to the position and must be performed successfully to achieve the key performance objectives of the role.  Other responsibilities may be assigned.
Interpersonal Responsibilities
  1. Coordinate in-house discipline seminars to keep staff current on new products and technologies.
  2. Participate on Company committees to improve Company manuals, procedures, and efficiencies and to educate other groups of discipline procedures and requirements.
  3. Provide input to each BUL in the annual performance and salary evaluations, with regards to technical growth and development.
  4. Provide input to the Vice President of Operations with regards to discipline personnel matters.
  5. Lead and/or participate in the interviewing process, providing technical evaluation of potential candidates for their discipline.
  6. Evaluate each individual in their discipline, utilizing the QAM classification and functions, with input from BULs, PM's and Project Leads to identify strengths, weaknesses and growth opportunities for each individual in their discipline.
Operational Responsibilities
  1. Assist in the preparation of proposals and fees.
  2. At the request of a BUL, assist in the assignment of project team members to ensure project discipline responsibilities are fulfilled.
  3. Provide technical leadership on projects as requested by a Business Unit Leader.
  4. Participate in presentations to Clients as requested.
  5. Oversee and appoint discipline members to lead the following teams: Discipline specific technical committees, drawing production, management of discipline data bases, specifications and building codes.
  6. Participate in periodic BUL meetings, frequency TBD.
Organizational Responsibilities
  1. Develop and manage the execution of the quality control process and checks for the discipline.
  2. Directly supervise or assign supervision to discipline team members for technical project functions in which they have not been prequalified.
  3. Develop a succession plan for personnel within the discipline.
PERFORMANCE FACTORS: The performance factors described here are core abilities that translate into desired on-the-job behaviors which contribute to the employee successfully achieving the performance objectives of this job and carrying out the assigned responsibilities.
  1. Leadership: Inspires others with a compelling vision; takes risks for the sake of principles, values or missions; builds trust and demonstrates integrity with noticeable congruence between words and actions (walks their talk); demonstrates optimism and positive expectations of others; delegates appropriate responsibilities and authority; involves people in decisions that affect them; addresses performance issues promptly, fairly and consistently; adapts methods and approaches to the needs and motivations of others; makes decisions to mitigate the negative consequences for people; demonstrates loyalty to constituents.
  2. Personal Accountability: Accepts personal responsibility for the consequences of personal actions; avoids placing unnecessary blame on others; maintains personal commitment to objectives regardless of the success or failure of personal decisions; applies personal lessons learned from past failures to moving forward in achieving future successes.
  3. Conceptual Thinking: Demonstrates ability to forecast long range outcomes and develop suitable business strategies; identifies, evaluates and communicates potential impacts of hypothetical situations; defines options to leverage opportunities in achieving business goals; develops plans and strategies that lead to desired strategic outcomes.
  4. Decision Making: Demonstrates an ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner; gathers relevant input and develops a rationale for making decisions; evaluates the impact or consequences of decisions before making them; acts decisively despite obstacles, resistance or opposition; accepts consequences of decisions; willing to correct erroneous decisions when necessary; defends rationale for decisions when necessary.
  5. Goal Achievement: Establishes goals that are relevant, realistic and attainable; identifies and implements required plans and milestones to achieve specific business goals; initiates activity toward goals without necessary delay; stays on target to complete goals regardless of obstacles or adverse circumstances.
  6. Resiliency: Continues toward goals in the face of difficulty and adversity; handles criticism and rejection from others with objectivity; recovers quickly from personal setbacks; moves past unforeseen obstacles without unnecessary delay.
  7. Continuous Learning: Demonstrates curiosity and enthusiasm for learning; takes initiative in acquiring and mastering the skills and knowledge requirements of a position; keeps abreast of current or new information through reading and other learning methods; is actively interested in new technologies, processes and methods; welcomes or seeks assignments requiring new skills and knowledge; expends considerable effort and/or expense on learning; genuinely enjoys learning; identifies applications for knowledge; is considered a knowledgeable resource by others.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
The physical demands of this position require the ability to communicate orally and in writing, hear at a conversation level, operate a motor vehicle, distinguish basic shades, color, and depth perception.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to frequently (34-66% time on job) be required sit. The employee will occasionally (6-33% of time on job) be required to stand, or walk. The employee will infrequently (2-5% time on job) be required to climb ladders, lift up to 10 pounds, use hands and fingers, or twist or bend wrists. The employee will rarely (1% time on job or less) be required to stoop, kneel, or climb stairs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee will frequently (34-66% time on job) be required to work around unpleasant odors. The employee will infrequently ( 2-5% time on job) be required to work outdoors, in temperatures below 55 degrees, in temperatures above 90 degrees, or travel. The employee will rarely (1% time on job or less) be required to work around gases or odors.
The employee will occasionally (6-33% of time on job) be required to work wear eye protection, hearing protection, hard hat or wear safety shoes/boots.
1.     Experience: A minimum of 10 years structural engineering experience and demonstrates a high proficiency with civil, foundations, framing and material handling applications.
2.     Reasoning Development: Apply business management principles to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
3.     Mathematical Development: Proficient in applying mathematical operations for analyzing, interpreting and assessing strategic opportunities, business performance, and operational issues.  
4.     Language Development: Ability to read and interpret technical journals, financial reports, legal documents, workplace rules and procedures; prepare business letters, summaries, and reports, using a prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style; speak with poise and confidence, using correct English.
5.     Licensures and Certifications: Registered Engineer. NCEES registration preferred.
6.     Education:  Bachelor's degree or higher.
Gus Perdikakis Associates Inc is a family owned and operated company that has been servicing clients for over 39 years.  We pride ourselves on treating each employee as an individual and not just another number.  GPA offers full time contract employees benefits that include: health insurance, 401K, PTO accrual, paid holidays, employee appreciation events and tenure awards.