At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.
Success at SOM Means
Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.
Performs structural engineering design and prepares design and construction documents relative to a specific area of the project.
Solves problems in connection with structural engineering segments of projects.
Works with junior engineers and BIM technicians in preparation of drawings and engineering design and analysis.
Checks and coordinates details and dimensions.
Reviews structural engineering documents for code compliance.
Provides independent general drafting work relating to more complicated areas of the project.
Reviews shop drawings and product submittals for general conformance with the structural engineering documents.
Confer with the design team during various stages of project development as necessary.
Reliably handles a reasonable workload and manages own time with the direction of a supervisor to meet project task deadlines and commitments.
Generates and filters ideas relative to the task in hand for review and selection by others.
B.S. in Civil Engineering or B.Eng. required. Master’s degree in Structural Engineering a plus.
Professional licensure process is close to completion; LEED accreditation preferred.
Minimum 2 years of experience in design development, structural analysis, documentation and detailing on a variety of projects.
Exhibits initiative, process innovation, and problem solving with a high attention to precision and accuracy at a task-specific level.
Regularly collaborates at a project team level by critically and constructively evaluating ideas and is open to new points of view.
Effectively communicates internally through timely and appropriate written, oral, and visual means.
Demonstrates general knowledge of site planning, civil, structural and mechanical, electrical engineering, and architectural practice.
Demonstrates practical knowledge of building codes.
Possesses intermediate knowledge of computational and FEM tools for daily use on project design.
Are you ready to join a team of creative professionals working on transformational projects around the world? Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to build a better future with SOM.
Health and Wellness: Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life & accident insurance
Savings: 401K matching, pre-tax spending accounts, and employee discount programs
Work/Life Balance: Hybrid/Flexible schedules, paid family leave, paid vacation, backup child and elder care, and an employee assistance program
Professional Development: Reimbursement for professional licenses, associated renewals, and exam fees as well as specialized in-house career development
Compensation for this role is based upon experience, qualifications, location, and education and typically ranges from $72,000 - $82,000.
Our creative, interdisciplinary teams work like small, dynamic studios, with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. Here, you’ll collaborate with industry experts on some of the most exciting and transformative architecture, engineering, and planning projects in the world.
We believe an inclusive environment improves our teams, our firm, and our communities and are passionate about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Our DEI Action Plan was created to bring meaningful change to our profession, starting with our own culture and practices.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy as well as additional information such as a privacy notice for California residents and how to apply offline.
Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc).Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world. Founded in 1936, we have completed more than 10,000 projects across 50-plus countries. We are renowned for our iconic buildings and our steadfast commitment to design excellence, innovation, and sustainability.