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Structural Leader


At Arup, our creative spirit compels us to express our creativity in unique ways — engineering, planning, designing, and consulting on many of the most renowned projects in the built environment. We aim to achieve technical excellence, progress, and value to clients, while maintaining our core mission of shaping a better world. We opened our first office over 70 years ago and now employs 14,000 people globally. Since its founding in 1946, members of Arup have developed transformative ways of working. Our work is focused on ambitiously reimagining a sustainable and resilient future for cities. Arup is rising to these new challenges: by bringing together broad-minded individuals from multiple disciplines, investing in research, creating better solutions for clients and the world.

The San Francisco office is looking for a Structural Leader at the Principal or Associate Principal level that will supplement the current Structural Group Leadership Team. You will report to the Buildings Leader. We're interested in a person who is a recognized business leader in their market. In the Bay Area market you will need to develop strong client relationships that lead to new work and can lead project teams to achieve technical and commercial success for Arup.

The Structural Leader responsibilities include:

  • Develop market plans and strategy for winning work and develop client relationships

  • Ensure that Arup competes through a deep understanding of external market conditions

  • Develop understanding of office technical strengths build new relationships and avenues of work based on these strengths

  • Manage the design and management of complex projects

  • Connect often with clients to keep them informed, seek feedback, listen to complaints and praise, and manage expectations.

  • Manage technical and financial performance of project delivery teams as part of the office management team, including procuring and negotiating major contracts and leading our internal bid review process.

  • Oversee the recruitment, performance, development, and morale of staff

  • Identify gaps and recommend enhancements related to structural group, technology, processes, and services based on a broad view of the organization.

  • Collaborate with SF office inter-disciplinary technical leaders and build internal links that enables the ability to cross-sell Arup services.

  • Partner with and contribute to regional structural skills activities as well as non-market specific San Francisco office market/business activities

Structural Leader Qualifications:

  • 15+ years' experience in structural engineering of buildings

  • Sound knowledge of structural and seismic engineering fundamentals.

  • Recognized business leader in their market

  • Relationships with global clients and US clients outside of the Bay Area would be well regarded.

  • Licensed structural engineer

  • Involvement in industry group would be well regarded

  • Energetic, passionate and inspirational leader, with people and management skills

  • A solid track record in business development with relationship building skills

  • A strategic and innovative thinker with high-level strategic planning and a keen intellect to quickly understand the business and its potential

  • Strong commercial experience and financial skills required

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless.

Arup offers an outstanding benefits package including healthcare, 401k match, time off and profit share.

Arup is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment where our people are encouraged to grow.

Job Number: SAN0000FD
Category: Structural Engineering
Location: San Francisco, California
Date Posted: Jan. 17, 2020