SMMA is seeking a Structural Engineer to join our talented group of designers and problem-solvers. This person's primary responsibility will be assisting a senior engineer in the design, analysis, detailing, and drafting of building structures while developing experience and skills to begin working on projects independently. An ideal candidate will have proficiency using Revit and building analysis software, such as RAM Structural System or ETABS. This engineer will play a critical role throughout projects’ full lifecycles, from concept design to final construction documents and during construction administration.
Our Engineering team is part of an integrated, multi-disciplinary design firm with a dynamic mix of architects and engineers. The role affords the opportunity to work closely with staff across design disciplines and experience working on a range of project types in various industries. We offer a fast-paced, team-oriented, professional environment that promotes professional and creative growth. We pride ourselves on having a culture that supports a healthy work-life balance.
Structural analysis, design, and detailing of building components, consisting of steel, concrete, and wood materials.
Modeling building structures using a variety of analysis software.
Developing structural BIM models in Revit Structure and drafting structural details.
Coordination with in-house architects and MEP engineers.
Construction administration activities including shop drawing review, answering RFIs and creating field observation reports.
About the Firm
SMMA remains one of the area’s most unique design firms due to its composition, reputation, and focus. Cambridge-based since its incorporation in 1955, the firm focuses on creating lasting relationships with strategic partners in both the public and private markets.
The firm was founded by MIT alumni who believed that the balance of architecture, engineering, interiors, and site design afforded clients the agility of a single source of creative and technical expertise. Today, SMMA continues its dedication to a flexible integrated approach while remaining guided by a shared pursuit of design excellence and social responsibility.
SMMA is organized into five studios of market focus: Corporate and Commercial, Federal Government, Higher Education, K-12, and Science and Technology. At SMMA, studios represent specialized communities of practice working together to foster knowledge flow around common interests. Together, the firm’s studios form a larger design ecosystem, sharing best practices and nurturing professional growth and project excellence.
Please note: SMMA does not offer H-1B visa sponsorship for this position.
Skills and Qualifications:
Completed Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering
4-8 years of experience in structural engineering of buildings
Completion of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination
PE/SE license preferred, or on path to obtaining.
Knowledge of building design fundamentals, codes, and standards
Experience with a variety of design software and programs (Revit, RAM Structural system, ETABS, RISA, Enercalc, CSC Tedds, AutoCAD), as well as Microsoft Office
Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills and with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with internal team members.
Since 1955, SMMA has forged extraordinary relationships with clients, established an enviable record of success, and designed award-winning environments. From our two locations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Providence, Rhode Island, we are an employee-owned firm that remains true to our founders’ vision of approaching design as a deeply collaborative process.
The unique multidisciplinary nature of our practice serves as a strength. Our culture places design at the forefront through visual artistry and unlimited access to multidisciplinary design talent and leadership. We maximize our value through early involvement and a convergence of artistic and technical focus that speaks directly to the needs of our clients. As pioneers of an integrated design methodology, we strive to redefine the way our industry works.