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Engineering Design Manager, Structures

Engineering Design Manager, Structures

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AVCON, INC. is a Florida-based full-service engineering and planning firm established in 1988 specializing in airports, transportation facilities, and site development projects. As a growing firm, we continually look for talented engineers in the civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical disciplines. We have a staff of over 80 professionals headquartered in Orlando, Florida with regional offices in Niceville, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our projects range from facility master plans to pavement evaluation and design, power distribution, building lighting and electrical systems design, airfield lighting, navigational aids, hangar developments, security and low-voltage electrical projects, roadway designs and traffic assessments, utility and storm water improvements, residential and commercial site planning, HVAC design and plumbing, fire protection, and structural design.

AVCON is the second largest engineering firm headquartered in Orlando according to the Orlando Business Journal 2015 Book of Lists. The firm has ranked within the top 20 of the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families seven years in a row.

AVCON transforms today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.



Provides individual and technical supervision to the Structures team using expertise and experience with complex technical activities, provides guidance on unconventional or complex programs, direction on modified techniques, and new approaches to assignments with conflicting criteria.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (may include but are not limited to):

  • Manages the design and analysis of load-bearing structures or structural elements related to development and transportation projects.
  • Oversees site investigations and inspections and provides suggestions for structural engineering projects to ensure that standards and requirements are met.
  • Ensures the accuracy of technical documentations such as blueprints, specifications, and reports.
  • Develops blueprints or specifications for use during construction and ensures all projects comply with applicable building codes and safety regulations.
  • Communicates directly with clients, contractors, and designers concerning project cost, staffing, and scheduling.
  • Prepares project status reports, plans, specifications, and engineer estimates including the collection, assembling, and organizing of project data.
  • Plans and coordinates detailed aspects of engineering work; works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects using time efficiently to stay within budget and deliver on time.
  • Seeks out new clients and projects to pursue and assists with the marketing efforts of these projects.
  • Manages the workload of the Structures Design Department and recommends staffing needs to upper management.
  • Assists in the hiring process of the Structural Department by assisting in the preparation of job descriptions, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and recommending candidates for hire.
  • Preparation of project scopes, tasks, budgets, and schedules.
  • Oversees the preparation of proposals including bid documents, project reports, studies, and other documentation.
  • Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignments/projects.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with focus on Structures.
  • 10 years or more years of formal training and experience in structural engineering with at least five (5) years as a Technical Team Leader.
  • Must have experience as a group leader or project engineer on complex, multi-discipline engineering design or projects.
  • Sufficient knowledge of AutoCAD and REVIT in order to manage work of staff using these computer software products.
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word.
  • Knowledge of MS PowerPoint and MS Project a plus. 


  • Must have proven track record of accomplishments as lead design engineer on structural projects and be capable of supervising and directing a team of engineers, designers, and support personnel.
  • Advanced knowledge of structural and civil foundation engineering and design and be familiar with applicable Codes, standards, and acceptable industry practices.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and clients.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentially and protect privileged client information and documents appropriately.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively in a high volume office environment under pressure of heavy deadlines.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.


  • Valid drivers’ license and maintenance of satisfactory driving record.
  • Licensed in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer, or ability to obtain reciprocity within six (6) months.
  • Ability to become licensed in multiple states.


There are supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



Due to the collaborative nature of this position and accessibility for in-house and on-site client meetings, it is important that this position physically work in the office.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.



Not applicable.



Work usually takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting.



Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



AVCON, INC. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, AVCON complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment at every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


AVCON expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of AVCON’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.