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Ghafari Senior Structural Engineer in United States


Ghafari Associates is looking for a Senior Structural Engineer* to join the team. This role will support global projects and report to a manager out of the Dearborn, MI office.

Candidates can choose to be FULLY REMOTE, HYBRID, or 100% IN OFFICE in any of our following offices:







General Summary:

The Senior Structural Engineer, with limited supervision from the Director of Engineering and/or Manager of Structural Engineering, will provide the technical, organizational and communication skills to produce well-designed and coordinated construction documents for structural systems.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and/or establish project scope, structural budget, and design approach with Manager of Structural Engineering, Project Manager and/or client

  • Perform as project lead engineer for larger projects, managing the production effort of staff assigned to the project in terms of quality, budget, and schedule

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

  • Ability to formulate firm, well-reasoned opinions based on sound engineering principles.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in the production of drawings and models

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

  • Prepare construction documents e.g. 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 files containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference material, and other items

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

  • Mentor less experienced engineers

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

  • Performs related duties as assigned

*Professional Engineering License is required for this role



  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering, or other related field required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Professional Registration; S.E. preferred


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


  • Analysis: RAM, ETABS, and SAP2000 preferred

  • Drafting: AutoCAD and Revit


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

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, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, 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.

Working Options

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2258

Job Location US-

Category Engineering