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Early Career Structural Engineer

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Engineering
  • Tampa

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  • You need a degree in structural or civil engineering, under 1 year of experience, proficiency in design software, strong research and communication skills, and a commitment to workplace safety and professional development.
  • You will assist in data collection, analysis, site inspections, report writing, risk assessment, and collaborating with teams to ensure structural engineering projects meet standards and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree (preferred) in Structural or Civil Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • 0 to 1 years of relevant post education experience
  • Excellent research skills with analytical mindset.
  • Familiarity with process and concepts for design/build.
  • Familiarity with relevant structural and civil construction laws, codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.
  • Competent interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to an engineering and non-engineering audience.
  • Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to work independently under general supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.
  • Basic proficiency with technical writing, office automation, software, spreadsheets, technology, and tools.
  • Familiarity with discipline-specific design software (i.e., MicroStation, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, InRoads, Geopak, GeoSlope, ANSYS, STADD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS).
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
  • Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.
  • Occasional travel may be required depending on project-specific requirements.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Engineer in Training Certification.
  • Prior internship related to the degree of study and the specific engineering discipline.
  • A member of and/or actively participate in local professional practice organizations.


  • With minimal supervision, assist with collecting, compiling, and analyzing data from the physical work site, surveys, blueprints, GIS data, subsurface utility information, maps, geotechnical data, and other matrices for project development, design, and construction.
  • Perform basic professional structural engineering work relating to conducting research and inspections of proposed and existing site conditions, resources, building, infrastructure, and transportation channels to determine conformance with applicable rules, standards, and construction or operating permits.
  • Assist with the development of technologies, monitoring devices, modeling techniques, design requirements, and operating strategies to account for the safety and functionality of end-users, transportation vehicles/systems, and incorporate future-ready solutions with structural engineering design standards.
  • Assist with verifying the characteristics of a site and providing technical assistance on securing structural soundness from loads and pressures caused by environmental or human influence.
  • Write technical reports summarizing research with findings and conclusions, generating complete, accurate, and concise documentation using sketches, calculations, electronic systems, spreadsheets, software, and 2D/3D illustrations.
  • Assist technical staff and project managers with risk identification and assessment, offering input and analysis with design concepts, construction, mitigation and improvement activities, and remediation projects.
  • Work with cross-functional teams in executing project work.
  • Assist with work plan preparation and coordination of site work.
  • Complete training on assigned tasks.
  • Work collaboratively with other engineers, professionals, and infrastructure authorities on Federal, State, regional, local, and privately funded improvement and development projects.
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.


What are the main responsibilities of an Early Career Structural Engineer in this role?

The main responsibilities include providing technical assistance for the design, development, and construction of building and infrastructure projects, assisting with research, design, concept development, and construction of load-bearing structures, and generating accurate documentation for assigned aspects of the project.

What type of projects will the Early Career Structural Engineer be working on?

The Early Career Structural Engineer will be working on complex projects with our Bridge/Transportation Florida Team, including building and infrastructure projects in the public and private sector. Projects may involve buildings, bridges, roadways, and mechanical structures.

What level of quality is expected from the Early Career Structural Engineer in this role?

The Early Career Structural Engineer is expected to deliver responsibilities with a level of quality that meets or exceeds acceptable industry standards for design, safety, structural soundness, and functionality.

What opportunities are available for growth and development in this role?

This role offers opportunities for growth and development within a growing organization that focuses on meeting client objectives and solving challenges. The Early Career Structural Engineer will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects and expand their skill set.

What qualifications and skills are required for this position?

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, EIT certification preferred, and 0-2 years of relevant experience. Skills required include knowledge of structural analysis and design software, strong communication and documentation skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

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At WSP in the U.S., our expertise lies at the intersection of the infrastructure and the skylines we have helped to shape from coast to coast. We can meet your needs with cross-disciplinary services across multiple sectors and markets including: advisory; buildings; water and environment; energy; and transportation & infrastructure. Our professionals have planned, designed and managed the construction of some of the most iconic high-rise buildings, bridges, highways, tunnels and transit and rail systems across the United States. Some of our most notable projects include major expansions of the New York and Los Angeles transit systems, as well as iconic buildings such as One World Trade Center and 432 Park Avenue in New York City, the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, and the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.