Building Structural Engineer

at Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Building Structural Engineer

This position will work within our Government Market in the Building Structural Discipline on building and facilities projects, as well as other structural projects in all of Hanson’s Markets. The available office locations for this position will be Springfield, IL, Peoria, IL, St. Louis, MO and Lisle, IL. Other Hanson locations will be considered depending on the qualifications of the candidate.

A Day in the Life of a Building Structural Engineer

+ Perform complex engineering calculations, utilize computer software for analysis and design, and work efficiently with other team members for project completion.

+ Conduct analysis and design, calculation, preparation of specifications, details, and construction plans.

+ Assist in project activities such as proposal development, site investigations and field reconnaissance, and processing assistance, utility locations, computer modelling, construction document preparation, construction contractor pricing and procurement assistance, report of findings preparation, and project close-out documentation.

+ Potential to assign duties and mentor entry level staff depending on level of experience.

+ Prepare and review calculations, quantity take-offs, and opinions of probable construction costs.

+ Other duties as assigned.

What We’re Looking For

+ Experience with Revit is preferred.

+ Experience with MicroStation is a plus.

+ Experience with MS Office Suite preferred.

+ Experience with structural design software packages such as Risa a plus.

Soft Skills:

+ Must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, and/or public stakeholders.

+ Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases.

+ Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills.

+ Interest in experiencing a variety of assignments is important.


+ 0-15 years of experience is desirable.

+ PE License is desirable.

+ SE License or the ability to obtain an SE License is required.

+ Master’s degree in Structural Engineering is desirable.

Working at Hanson:

+ Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices.

+ Must be willing to accept periodic out-of-town travel assignments.

+ Must be willing and able to work overtime to meet project demands and deadlines.

Excited to grow your career?

We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply!


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC246904541

Posted On: Aug 31, 2023

Updated On: Sep 30, 2023

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