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Structural Designer

Upper Darby, PA, USA

Job Type

To apply for this career opportunity, please send an email to with your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Full Time

About the Role

We are seeking a motivated structural engineer with excellent technical and communication skills to work with our Project Managers & Principals to develop structural designs for a variety of building and non-building structures.

Everyday responsibilities will include:
• Analyze, design, and document building structures.
• Prepare complete construction drawings with plans, sections, and details.
• Perform and prepare structural calculations and Finite Element Modeling.
• Perform construction administration services (Shop Drawings, RFIs, and field visits).
• Manage projects from start to finish with the help of supervising PM/Principal.
• Prepare engineering reports.
• Research code issues (building and structural).
• Prepare and present in-house seminars.

This position is an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking professional growth into a future project management role.

This is primarily a remote-work position, with occasional on-site visits required. Candidates must have a reliable internet connection and a dedicated work area to ensure productivity and efficiency while working remotely.

Note: O&A does not accept inquiries from third-party recruiting agencies and/or individuals.


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of previous experience in building structural design and documentation.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering.

  • E.I.T. preferred with plans for PE / SE licensure.

  • Ability to work in a group environment for larger projects.

  • Possess professional curiosity, a desire for self-learning and research.

  • Possess the communication and interpersonal skills necessary for effective project management and relationship building (internal & external teams).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD required.

  • Familiarity with FEM, RAM Structural Systems, RAM Elements, RAM Concept, etc.

  • Working knowledge of building codes: IBC 2009 & 2012, ASCE7-05/10/16.

  • Working knowledge of AISC 360, ACI 318 and NDS.

  • Technical skills must be at the level in which candidates can execute assignments independently, under the supervision of a senior engineer, PM, or Principal.

  • Display a positive attitude.

About the Company

Orndorf & Associates, Inc. is a full-service structural engineering and design firm located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with branch offices in Greenville and Rehoboth, DE. We are an award-winning, client-oriented firm that combines the extensive in-depth experience of a larger engineering firm with the personalized service of a small firm.

Our firm provides engineering and design services in a wide array of sectors, including K-12 facilities, higher-education, municipal, public projects, commercial buildings, mall and shopping centers, single-family and multi-family developments, large mixed-use buildings, medical buildings and hospitals, houses of worship, and industrial facilities. We also perform construction engineering services, including underpinning design, sheeting and shoring, temporary shoring structures, specialty cold-formed steel engineering, connection engineering, and construction sequence consulting. We perform structural health investigations, due-diligence studies, damage assessment studies, dynamic and vibration studies, historic restoration, and fall protection design services.

O&A offers the right candidate a great professional environment and work setting while providing a very diverse range of projects to work on and gain experience. We employ an easily accessible and supportive staff who have developed a group mentoring culture that has been key to our success. We offer a competitive salary and great benefits.

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