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BAE Systems

Principal Structural Engineer, PE (81338BR)




Full Time


Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

What’s it like working for a company that delivers life-saving products and services to our nation’s military? Humbling. As part of our ordnance systems team, you will be working alongside some of the industry's top talent on the forefront of energetics technology. We are currently hiring for an experienced Structural Engineer with a PE license in Tennessee to support design and construction of critical, multi-million dollar modernization projects at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN. This work includes planning, design, analysis, construction, and maintenance of chemical plant facilities and infrastructure.

Here, we value our workforce, and their well-being. We prioritize safety, work life balance, and offer competitive benefits. This position is currently working 2-3 days / week on-site and 2 days / week remotely on a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off. Make a difference doing work you can be proud of, be challenged, and be part of a team that shares a passion of helping to protect our nation.

In this role, you will be responsible for structural engineering and technical tasks to support design and construction of critical, multi-million dollar modernization programs. This work includes planning, design, analysis, construction, and maintenance of chemical plant facilities and infrastructure.

The Principal Structural Engineer performs one or more of the following functions:
  • Perform project engineering working in a multi-discipline engineering team to plan, design, construct, and maintain chemical plant facilities including supporting utilities and infrastructure
  • Select construction materials and methods, create engineering estimates, write specifications and scopes of work, create and supervise the preparation of civil, structural, and architectural drawings, control cost, and manage work to meet project schedules
  • Perform structural design and analysis for bridges, structural steel buildings, reinforced concrete buildings and structures, pipe supports, and foundation systems
  • Perform civil engineering design and analysis for piping networks (water distribution systems and sprinkler systems), sewer system layouts and hydraulics, pumping systems, water and waste water treatment systems, road and railroad layouts, including grade, alignment, and drainage, containment, diversion, and treatment systems for pollution abatement.
  • Conduct inspections of existing facilities such as buildings, tank farms, tunnels, roads, railroads, bridges, pipe bridges, and pipelines to determine the integrity and safety of the structure. Make recommendations concerning any needed modifications.
  • Determine root cause of structural or system failures and recommend corrective action.
  • Oversee mapping and surveying functions which involve layout of new facilities and maintenance of records of site plans, plant layouts, and above-ground and underground utilities
  • Provide technical oversight during construction including shop drawing review and approval, ensure construction is in accordance with plans, specifications, and good construction practices
  • Consider safety in all aspects of design and construction
BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our chemical manufacturing facility in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Learn more about this area of our business at [Register to View] .Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university (essential) ideally with an emphasis in structural engineering. We may consider a closely related degree.
  • Professional Engineering License in Tennessee.
  • Typically 6+ years experience in industrial construction, with an emphasis in structural engineering.
  • Proficient knowledge of CADD tools (AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit, Visual Analysis, STAAD/RAM, etc.) for efficient production of engineering work.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards.
  • Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work in a team environment with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.
  • Ability to direct design teams and external design firms.
  • Review and approve design packages from equipment suppliers and design firms providing constructability input.
  • Ability to interface with site operations and maintenance teams.
  • Capable of creating required engineering documentation using Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Access.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Professional Engineering License in Virginia or ability to obtain license
  • Skilled in principles of project management
  • Experience in the design and construction of chemical facilities that involve the use of acids and solvents in the production of energetic materials
[Register to View] tabindex="4002" target="_blank">About BAE Systems Platforms & Services BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.