Structural Services Manager
Asheville, NC Structural
Job Type

The primary responsibility of the Structural Services Manager is to provide leadership and direction to direct reports, coordinate projects throughout the design and construction phases along with take ownership of the financial performance of projects. In this position, the employee will perform technical activities, including but not limited to, designing, and analyzing building structures, communicating the design with structural drawings, and performing construction administration tasks.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manage structural projects and ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and of a high technical quality; demonstrate a desire to advance technical and project management knowledge and skills. 
  • Schedule and assign projects in a manner that facilitates effective and efficient execution. 
  • Communicate with drafters and designers to facilitate production of drawings.
  • Generate creative solutions; translate concepts and information into design documents; use feedback to modify and apply design principles and demonstrate a high level of attention to detail. Maintain high quality and uniform standards.
  • Prepare construction cost estimates and specifications.
  • Prepare and ensure billings, percent completes, projections and related endeavors are executed timely.
  • Participate in the production and/or review of construction documents including but not limited to drawings, submittals, geotechnical reports, and proposals to ensure accuracy and conformance with design. 
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Coordinate and conduct field measurements, data collection, field reports, field observation and/or site inspections.
  • Follow up with field observation reports and visit construction sites. Attend design coordination meetings with team members/client representatives along with strategic meetings with Executive VP and President. 
  • Coordinate and communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally internally with team members and other SKA disciplines along with external consultants, engineers, architects, contractors, clients, and owners.
  • Foster and facilitate building relationships within the team and across SKA. 
  • Responsible for employee and team development by identifying and providing opportunities for training and mentoring. 
  • Partner with Marketing and Business Development in responding to RFQ’s, including interviews, resumes, and presentations along with developing client relationships.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations where the technical reputation and image of the firm may be enhanced.
  • Must be able to travel to jobsites as needed, 10% to 20% of the time, including overnight periodically.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and performance of the given structural services team. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include reviewing timesheets and expense reports, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; performance management; rewards and recognition; disciplinary action; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (structural major) from four-year college or university with eight to ten years of direct structural engineering experience, preferably in a consulting engineering firm; project management and leadership experience required. Post graduate degree preferred. Experience in structural steel, wood, masonry, light gage metal framing and reinforced concrete framed building design preferred. Must have proficient knowledge of design standards, building codes, and construction documents, practices, terminology, and materials. 

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations  

Professional Engineer (P.E.) and/or Structural Engineer (S.E.) license; must have a valid driver's license with the ability to complete required OSHA training. 

Computer and Software Skills   

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet. Must be knowledgeable of construction document delivery software, such as AutoCAD and Revit, as well as, proficient in structural analysis and design software programs, such as RISA and RAM. Familiarity with Bluebeam is a plus.

Physical Demands  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job in the office, must be able to sit and/or stand; walk; talk and hear. Must have the ability to work on a computer. While working on a jobsite, may frequently be required to walk and occasionally required to bend, stoop, climb ladders and lift/move up to fifty pounds. Infrequently, may be required to squat, crouch, kneel, crawl and/or perform overhead work.