Work in Ames

Structural Engineer Team Lead

Company Name:
Keen Project Solutions
Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
January 31, 2023
Deadline Date:
June 30, 2023
Job Category:
Home Base Iowa Company:
Job Description:

Role Definition  

A Structural Team Lead must have a strong structural design background, leadership of structural engineering projects, and be a licensed SE or PE. This role profile is subject to change at any time. 



  • Consider the safety of Keen Project Solutions construction personnel, the customer, operators, subcontractors, and the public when designing any project as outlined by the company, OSHA, NFPA, FMSA, Building Code, and other applicable regulatory requirements for all work processes.  

  • Research and ensure incorporation of applicable federal, state, municipal codes, permits, and design standards.    

  • Perform job site observations and evaluate structures for deficiencies, non-conformance, safety issues, quality control issues, and opportunities for improvement to the senior-most project manager on an assigned project.    

  • Comply with risk management programs applicable to assigned projects. Identify areas of risk, investigate, and propose solutions.  



  • Coordinate all parties involved in the project, including the architects, consultants, contractors, trade contractors, and directly hired tradespersons.  

  • Establish and contribute to internal and external teams while leading outside design management and in-house design.  

  • Lead Owner Design Coordination Meetings.  Facilitate open communication and collaboration with owners, designers, and trade partners to build a team atmosphere, resolve conflicts early, track progress, and log actions.  Utilize on-line collaboration tools and web meetings to coordinate and conduct business efficiently.   

  • Build teams to effectively manage projects, resolve design issues, answer questions, and solve problems for production to make sure final plans/designs are accurate.   

  • Provide basic support for all other departments as needed, along with other assigned duties.   

  • Mentor and teach other team members.  



  • Lead the structural design portion of projects, make design recommendations and decisions, and oversee the completion and quality of construction drawings, specifications, reports, and other project documentation.  

  • Establish and manage structural scope, schedule, and budget.  

  • Properly prepare and execute design services to meet customers’ expectations for clarity, timeliness, quality, completeness, and efficiency.  

  • Communicate effectively to ensure all team members and customers are well informed throughout the design process, including effective use of face-to-face meetings, web and phone conferences, collaborative software, design meetings, events, and other common channels of communication.  

  • Maintain a Critical Path Schedule, including establishing and reaching owner milestones.   

  • Assist in establishing and maintaining project budget.  Optimize project resource utilization while ensuring procurement at the most cost-effective terms in line with contract documents and defined budgets. Assist in developing cost estimates at varying stages of project.  

  • Other responsibilities may include but are not limited: scope development, specification and technical writing, conceptual design, design management, development of engineering standards, and estimating.  



  • Participate in on-going business development and continued customer service through professional representation of Keen Project Solutions within the industry and through serving customers, design partners, suppliers, and industry contacts.   

  • Lead efforts to create and implement design standards and Modular Design Construction.  

  • Work closely with other project partners, professionals such as scientists, and other engineers on development and research projects.  

  • Strategically work with our project partners to pre-plan, identify, eliminate constraints, and manage risk on all stages of the project.  

  • Integrate new technology or environmentally friendly practices into existing processes.  

  • Critique designs for safety, manufacturability, failure modes, customer usage, and functionality.  

  • Analyze problems through data analysis, field returns, and experimentation to create robust designs to reduce service incidence rates.  



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related science field such as Mechanical, Civil, or Structural Engineering preferred.  Combined experience and industry educational certifications to demonstrate competency considered.    

  • Certification of completion in Professional Engineer License (P.Eng), Certified Professional Engineer, (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) required.  

  • Working knowledge of basic computer programs like Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and on-line collaboration tools.  Proficient in Autodesk/Plant Design Suite products like Revit and AutoCAD is desired, with knowledge of Inventor, Navisworks, etc., beneficial.  

  • 10 + years of structural engineering experience in the design, modification, and evaluation of building and equipment support structures in industrial and commercial project types  

  • Mastery of structural design using steel, concrete, wood, and masonry  

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; experience with RISA structural analysis programs, AutoCAD, and Revit  

  • Experience providing direction to junior engineers and designers and collaborating with other disciplines  

  • Experience developing and managing client relationships  

  • Responsible for the front-end engineering, design phase, planning and coordinating for construction projects.    

  • Travel up to 25% or as needed, by air and ground. 




  • Sedentary strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.  

  • Continuously requires vision, hearing, twisting, and talking.  

  • Frequently requires standing, fine dexterity, sitting, and handling.  

  • Occasionally requires walking, lifting, carrying, reaching, kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending, and crouching.  

  • Rarely requires climbing. 


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time.  


Keen Project Solutions is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment (minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected categories in accordance with state and federal laws). The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace and background checks are required if applicable. 


Benefits and additional Company Information is located on the career section of our website. 

5 years+
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3001 SE Convenience Blvd.
Ste 101
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Tonya Salvucci
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