1+ months

Structural Engineer

American Society of Civil Engineers
Detroit, MI

US Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Structural Engineer

Join a GREAT engineering force and serve as a team member with primary responsibility for all structural and civil engineering supporting Detroit District projects. This position involves structural design, analysis and preparation of plans and specifications and decision documents for buildings, bridges, cellular and sheet pile breakwaters, hydraulic structures, retaining walls, roadways, flood control and navigation projects including locks, dams, seawalls, breakwaters, levees, and confined disposal dikes.


For more information regarding responsibilities of the position and the requirements for employment please see full listing at USAJOB.GOV


- This is an Army Acquisition position in the career level Facilities Engineering. Selectee must obtain and maintain Facilities Engineering (FE) Level II certification within 24 months of appointment.

- This position requires current professional engineering (PE) registration/licensure. Applicant must provide evidence of PE licensure with application.


A. Bachelor's degree, or higher, in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree or higher in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET); OR (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or  physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

1. Professional registration or licensure - Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.

2. Written Test - Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration, by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

3. Specified academic courses - Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in A above. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program.

4. Related curriculum - Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

In addition to meeting the basic education requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

One year of specialized experience which includes: acting as project engineer for major structural features of navigation, flood control, and other civil works engineering projects to include unusual and complex projects; utilizing computers and design software for design, drafting and preparation on calculations and structural engineering drawings; reviewing engineering reports, designs specifications and cost estimates submitted by contractors to ensure that they are adequate and meet technical requirements of the contract; AND providing high level structural engineering expertise and guidance to project field engineers and others in technical matters related to preliminary designs, site surveys, investigations, etc. required for structural design, bridge construction inspection to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level (GS-11) or the second lower grade/level.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Building and Construction
  • Contract Management
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Structural Engineering

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html


Additional Salary Information: GS-12

Internal Number: SWGJ186324158391


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