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SMMA Project Structural Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

SMMA is seeking a Structural Engineer to join our talented group of designers and problem-solvers. The primary responsibility of this role will be assisting a senior engineer in the design, analysis, detailing, and drafting of building structures while developing experience and skills to begin working on projects independently. An ideal candidate will have proficiency using analysis software, such as RAM Structural System or ETABS as well as familiarity with Autodesk Revit. This engineer will play a critical role throughout projects’ full lifecycles, from concept design to final construction documents and during construction administration.

Our Engineering team is part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary design firm with a dynamic mix of architects and engineers. This role affords the opportunity to work closely with staff across design disciplines and experience working on a range of project types in various industries. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented, professional environment that promotes professional and creative growth. We pride ourselves on having a culture that supports a healthy work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Structural analysis, design, and detailing of building components, consisting of steel, concrete, masonry and wood materials.

  • Modeling building structures using a variety of analysis software.

  • Developing structural BIM models in Revit Structure and drafting structural details.

  • Coordination with in-house architects and MEP engineers.

  • Construction administration activities including shop drawing review, answering RFIs and creating field observation reports.

    Skills and Qualifications:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering.

  • 2-6 years of experience in structural engineering of buildings.

  • Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.

  • PE/SE license preferred, or on path to obtaining.

  • Knowledge of building design fundamentals, codes, and standards.

  • Experience with a variety of design software and programs (Revit, RAM Structural system, ETABS, RISA, Enercalc, CSC Tedds, AutoCAD), as well as Bluebeam and Microsoft Office.

  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills and with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with internal team members.

    About the Firm

    SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.

    The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.

    SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.

    Company Perks

  • Employee-owned firm with Employee Stock Ownership Program

  • Hybrid work-from-home policy

  • Competitive benefits including paid time-off, company-funded MA Paid Family and Medical Leave, company-paid dental plan, company-paid life insurance, and 401(K) matching

  • Employee Assistance Program (includes confidential emotional support, legal guidance, and financial resources)

  • Mentor/protégé program

  • Educational reimbursement

  • Licensure and membership reimbursement

  • “Lunch and Learns” with internal and external speakers

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