Chief Structural Engineer


About this role

About this role

Brunel has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Structural Engineer working for our client who a large mining company. This is a long-term contract role initially working from home with business travel to Arizona.

  • Serve as Structural Engineering subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex engineering and construction projects, including expansions or modifications to existing facilities.
  • Analyze and validate structural designs originating from the contracted EPC, EPCM, and/or Design Consultants and help with troubleshooting problems at operating sites. These structural designs shall be inherent to industrial operations, whether currently ongoing (brownfield) or a completely new facility (greenfield).
  • Obtain calculations produced by the EPC, EPCM, and/or Design Consultant and validate the design outcomes in order to ensure appropriateness of the proposed design.
  • Perform independent structural design, calculations and analysis to check the designs proposed by the consultants.
  • Optimize designs to reduce risk, improve quality and minimize capital costs for the facilities being designed.
  • Participate in project estimate reviews to validate all structural MOT’s to be appropriate as an input to the estimate as the design progresses.
  • Provide input for departmental reports; interacting with other departments and disciplines to accomplish project goals.
  • In performing tasks, individual must adhere to quality standards and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Structural Engineering or related discipline and ten to fifteen (10-15) years of experience in an engineering consulting firm or owners’ team as a structural specialist.
  • Current PE is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of structural engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Expertise and knowledge of AutoCAD and other specialized structural design software
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must be a self-starter, detail oriented and have exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must communicate clearly and interact with other departments, operations, and co-workers in a professional and respectful manner along with the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel domestically and internationally depending on project needs.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Sarah Logan is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Sarah Logan
Brunel USA - Houston

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