Reports To: Vice President of Structural Engineering
Location: Boca Raton
FLSA Status: Exempt
Purpose: Responsible for supporting the Engineering/Operations team in maintaining the structural integrity of the Vertical Bridge tower portfolio.
Perform structural analysis on existing tower structures / communication structures to determine their structural capacity
Review structural analyses performed by Design Engineers for thoroughness and accuracy
Perform structural calculations on foundations for tower structures / communication structures to determine their capacity
Review foundation calculations performed by Design Engineers for thoroughness and accuracy
Perform seismic calculations on existing tower structures / communication structures to determine is the seismic loading or wind loading governs
Design tower complex tower modifications to reinforce tower structures if the loading parameters produce areas of overstressing. Coordinate the design with drafting to produce accurate detail drawings for bidding and construction purposes
Analyze existing antenna mounts to determine their ability to support the proposed loading
Review input information provided by the Design Engineers for thoroughness and accuracy
Write professional engineering analysis, construction reports and review peer reports. Reports to be used by city, county, and state jurisdictions for permitting
Stay current with the standard changes effecting the tower and communication structures industry and as tenants and clients change and modify their loadings
Represent Vertical Bridge on various TIA sub-committees to provide input in the tower industry
Coordinate with outside consulting firms, tower crews both verbally and in writing when necessary to make sure projected dates of field work is completed on time
Utilize the company’s work flow process to communicate engineering analysis results to operations and leasing teams
Assist with the tower defect review process during acquisition process of new towers
Assist the tower repair and maintenance process on an ongoing basis
Provide input and think creatively to help improve efficiency on how the engineering department is performing various tasks
Aid in the training of new engineers in the tower industry, running structural analyses, etc.
Supervisory Requirements: None
Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Position will work directly from the corporate office with minimal travel. Required to attend department and company meetings.
Education and Experience:
Four-year degree with emphasis in civil / structural engineering required
Master’s degree in Structural Engineering a plus
Minimum 3 years’ experience in structural engineering required. Prefer communication tower industry experience
Registration as a professional engineer preferred
Knowledge in TNX Tower, RISA 3D, Tekla Tedds, AutoCAD, L-Pile and other software a plus but will provide training
Knowledge with the various building codes and standards, IBC, TIA Rev G, ACI, ASCE – 7
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently
Effective in an entrepreneurial culture, working independently and as part of a team
Vertical Bridge is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee. Vertical Bridge is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
About Vertical Bridge
If you are ready for a new opportunity and have the desire to contribute to the success of a high-growth company, consider joining Vertical Bridge! We offer a fast-paced and flexible work environment where you'll have the chance to make an impact, create new experiences, and expand your skills.
Vertical Bridge is the nation's largest private owner and manager of wireless communication infrastructure in the United States, dedicated to providing its customers with superior service in a dynamic wireless market. Specializing in co-location services and build-to-suit towers, Vertical Bridge provides the infrastructure needed to support today's increasingly wireless culture. Vertical Bridge owns or master lease towers, rooftops, billboards, utility attachments and other site location assets.
Customers of Vertical Bridge are leaders in their industries and include top telecommunications carriers, federal, state and local government agencies, broadcasters, paging companies, back-haul providers, LMR-SMR operators and others who provide wireless solutions.Vertical Bridge sites and assets are located in hard-to-zone areas, and offer significant opportunities to our clients to enhance t...heir subscribers’ experience via improved network performance. Currently, the company has 175 employees.