Location: Birmingham, AL
Title: Structural Design Engineer
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed

This position is eligible for a Department of Defense SkillBridge Program Internship for active duty servicemembers transitioning out of the U.S. Military.

“Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsiveness” has become a staple across our company and is present in the work we do on a daily basis. Service is at the heart of our culture; consistently exceeding expectations allows us to build lasting relationships with our clients and our employees. Driven by our core values of Integrity, Responsiveness, Exceptional Service, and a “Can Do” Attitude, we approach our roles within all projects with professionalism and a team mentality. Dedicated to these values, we take pride and ownership in every project and have created a culture that is well defined and unique.

LBYD was founded in 1973 with the incorporation of E. Glenn Bishop & Associates. In 1978, with the merger of the structural engineering firm Lane & Hodnett Structural Engineers, the firm became Lane/Bishop/Hodnett, Inc. In 1987, the firm became LaneBishopYorkDelahay Inc., which is known today as LBYD Engineers. In 2001, LBYD began offering civil engineering services. With the addition of the civil department and the continued commitment of our structural department, LBYD has experienced growth at a phenomenal rate. We continue to pursue growth opportunities evidenced by opening more branch offices throughout the Southeast region.

Job Description

The Design Engineer (DE) is an entry-level engineering position. The DE is required to have passed or is preparing to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam.

The Design Engineer works in a collaborative team environment under the supervision of senior engineers. The Design Engineer performs routine engineering assignments requiring knowledge and application of basic engineering principles to complete project requirements. They are assigned specific tasks on a project, and are expected to use their education, intelligence and critical thinking to perform job responsibilities. The DE will learn the different aspects of a project and learn how to complete tasks required to assemble a set of plans.

  • Perform structural design calculations, interpreting building codes
  • Documenting all project communications
  • Instructing BIM Modelers how to turn designs into completed structural drawings
  • Assist in structural engineering evaluations, reports, analyses and designs for existing and new facilities and other related opportunities
  • Participate in site visits
  • Review of contractor’s submittals.
  • Review shop drawing submittals and request for information.
  • Research and identify governing criteria, codes, guides, and best practices
  • Work under the supervision of project managers, senior structural designers, and other senior-level team members
  • May be asked to travel to out of town assignments
  • Work alongside functional departments to fulfill corporate needs.
  • Adheres to LBYD Corporate Values


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering w/ Structural Focus or related undergraduate degree
  • Listening and following directions
  • Self-motivated and process driven
  • Critical thinking
  • Communicates well
  • Can Do Attitude
  • Ability to adapt to changes
  • Basic understanding of Revit
  • Proficient use of Engineering Design Software
  • Basic knowledge of engineering design principles and methods
  • Basic knowledge of construction and constructability practices and principles
  • Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.