KL&A is looking for a senior project engineer passionate about the renovation, restoration, and reuse of structures. Helping our clients preserve existing buildings is a critical strategy in meeting the SE2050 Challenge we committed to in 2020. This is an opportunity to make a difference by collaborating in an innovative environment focused on meeting net-zero embodied carbon targets and serving clients by thoughtful reuse of existing historic or non-historic structures. This position will be working with our teams of engineers and construction managers, as well as architects and contractors, to provide creative, economical, and sustainable design solutions. This role will be influential throughout our organization by providing support, expertise, and training on projects with existing building challenges while helping grow our work in full-building and structural component reuse.
This position requires experience with building renovation, additions, historic preservation, building upgrades/retrofit, and assessments across a wide variety of building materials and structural systems. Another primary responsibility is to train and develop others with a passion for this type of work. Candidates will also be applying their engineering expertise to the design of new buildings and structures in a team environment.
Started in 1994, KL&A is an employee-owned firm that provides a supportive environment for individuals to utilize their unique strengths to find purpose in their work and thrive in their career. We offer a rare opportunity for engineers in a consulting firm to work side-by-side with construction managers to deliver economical and creative solutions to clients and owners.
Common Duties will include but are not limited to:
Active in execution and management of project design from concept through construction phase services.
Assists in preparing proposals and setting project budgets.
Uses and understands material testing methods and state-of-the-art repair techniques.
Travel for site visits to perform field assessments and write reports.
Exercise a deep understanding of engineering first principles to solve unique problems that fall both inside and outside the bounds of building codes.
Maintain detailed knowledge of building codes.
Able to identify project issues and use effective tools and resources for efficient solutions.
A technical resource by providing expertise and assisting project teams throughout the organization.
Oversees the development of standards and processes related to building reuse and renovation.
Able to work both independently and in various team environments.
Autonomy to build and lead a team of existing building specialists.
Mentoring, training, and developing technical skills of other team members.
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado or willingness to obtain if licensed in another state.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree with a focus in structures from an ABET accredited engineering program.
Minimum of 10-15 years of engineering experience, with a 5 to 7-year focus on building reuse and renovation.
Experience with field observations, assessments, and report writing.
Broad experience with and extensive knowledge of local and national building codes and standards, especially the IEBC and ASCE 41.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
Experience in multiple structural systems and materials.
An understanding of and dedication to client-centered service and technical excellence.
Structural Engineering (SE) license in a State that offers an SE license.
Familiar with Revit, Bluebeam, RAM, RFEM, ETABS and RISA
Success at KL&A:
Develops autonomy, mastery, and purpose in others
Values and builds relationships based on trust
Adapts and navigates change
Willing to share knowledge
Influential through empowering others
Embraces unique challenges while pursuing both conventional and unconventional solutions.
KL&A is a Rocky Mountain regional company of consulting engineers and builders built around the idea that structural engineers should return to a master builder role by taking ownership of structural systems. Since our founding in 1994, we have used a collaborative approach and project centric behaviors to facilitate a more engaging design and construction process. Our philosophy of personal responsibility has generated a corporate culture of problem solving and innovation. We are a multi-faceted firm of engineers, construction managers and steel detailers working together to make a difference in the built industry. We also take great pride in our sustainability efforts, utilizing mass timber to minimize embodied carbon in our structures, and providing Life Cycle Assessments on our committed projects. KL&A has more than 110 employees in four offices across Colorado and Wyoming and has been consistently recognized as a top ten "Best Structural Firms to Work for in the U.S." since 2006.