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Ghafari Structural Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan


General Summary:

The Structural Engineer E3,with supervision from the Director of Engineering, Manager of Structural Engineering, or Senior Engineer will provide the technical, organizational and communication skills to produce well-designed and coordinated construction documents for structural systems (emphasis on wood frame design).

Essential Job Functions:

  • Keep current with latest code publications and apply in everyday analysis as applicable

  • Formulate design and/or analysis of structural framing systems and perform necessary calculations

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at construction site to verify existing conditions

  • Prepare construction documents including drawings and specifications

  • Communicate with other disciplines to produce well-coordinated construction documents

  • Review shop drawing submittals to assure design intent is met

  • Maintain project file containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference material, etc.

  • Communicate scope changes to Manager of Structural Engineering and Project Manager

  • Use available structural computer programs to enhance productivity and verifies results with manual checks

  • Performs related duties as assigned


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (with Structural Engineering focus); Master’s degree preferred.

  • Professional Registration preferred


  • 5+ years of related experience in the structural engineering field

  • Multi-story mixed-use or residential wood frame design experience.

  • Low rise commercial design experience.


  • Analysis: RAM, ETABS, Risa and SAP2000 preferred

  • Drafting: AutoCAD and Revit

  • Familiar with steel, concrete, masonry, wood and light gauge design. Post-tensioned concrete design experience is a plus.


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2019-1400

Job Location US-MI-Grand Rapids

Category Engineering