Job Details

Requisition Number 16-0108
City Houston
State TX

Position Title: Senior Principal Civil/Structural Engineer


Location: Houston, TX


Gulf Interstate Engineering serves the worldwide pipeline industry providing project management, engineering and design, GIS, procurement and construction management services for hydrocarbon transportation systems - from the wellhead to the export terminal and the burner tip.


Position Description

The Sr. Principal Civil/Structural Engineer handles medium, large and complex projects. He/she has wide latitude of technical authority with full work responsibilities, as well as limited administrative responsibilities, over a group of Civil/Structural Engineers and Designers. He/she may assign and review work of lower level personnel. He/she may also function as the Lead Civil/Structural Engineer, responsible for all discipline technical and scheduling matters pertaining to the assigned project. Work is periodically reviewed by the Chief Civil/Structural Engineer for accomplishment of objectives.


Essential Functions

  • Assists the Chief Civil/Structural Engineer in proposals.
  • Assists the Chief Civil/Structural Engineer in providing training to personnel.
  • Prepares or reviews discipline project specifications.
  • Prepares or reviews requisitions for inquiry in support of purchasing Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings, Structural Steel for supports, Pre-fabricated pipe supports, and subcontracts.
  • Approves technical bid evaluations for Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings, Structural Steel for supports, Pre-fabricated pipe supports, and subcontracts in cooperation with Procurement Department.
  • Prepares and reviews/approves proposals for Geotechnical Investigation & Topographic Surveys.
  • Develops or reviews site plans, grading & paving plans, building/ equipment foundation plans & details as required by the discipline.
  • Prepares or reviews civil and structural calculations for the design of various civil/ structural elements pertaining to the project.
  • Reviews plot plans and facilities for Civil/Structural requirements.
  • Coordinates with and provides liaison with client personnel relative to Civil/Structural activities.
  • Reviews and approves vendor documents.
  • Reviews and responds to the Request for Information from the project site during the construction phase
  • Prepares or reviews engineering and design status reports, work plans and man-hour estimates.
  • Reviews the discipline scope of work to be executed to ensure it matches project specification and/or the proposal documents as appropriate.
  • Accepts both short and extended term assignments to the site, client’s office, regulatory authority etc. as may be requested by the Chief Civil/Structural Engineer.



  • Typically 15+ years experience focusing on pipeline facilities. 
  • In depth knowledgeable of  industry standards and codes published by ACI, IBC, AISC,  ANSI, etc. and have the ability to apply the standards to civil & structural analysis & designs
  • Knowledge of civil/ structural engineering analysis & design computer programs like RISA 3D, Mat 3D, Foundation 3D, LPile etc.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer preferred



  • Results oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Impact and influence
  • Business and people acumen
Civil/Structural Engineering is a highly specialized group whose function is to provide design-engineering service covering:
·Site Data Sheet – Prepare site specific data sheet listing the design loads viz. Dead, Live, Wind & Seismic and the environmental conditions.
·Site Grading & Drainage – Develop the optimum grading & surface drainage system based upon existing contours, site constraints, local regulatory requirements & cost.
·Calculations – Perform calculations and analysis for the following:
Runoff calculations for sizing culverts and Erosion & Sedimentation Control devices.
Foundation calculations for steel building columns, compressors, pumps, other equipment, pipe anchors & supports, cable tray supports, storage tanks etc.
Structural steel calculations for pipe anchors & supports, access platforms, cable tray supports etc.
·Standards Specifications – Responsible for technical content of standards and preparation of specification for the following:
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Pre-Engineered Steel Building
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Topographic Surveying
  • General & Select Fill
·Construction Drawings – Approved for construction drawings and schedules:
  • Grading Plans & Details
  • Building Architectural Plans and Details
  • Erosion Control Plan & Details
  • Typical Details
  • Foundation Location Plans
  • Foundation Details
  • Structural Steel Location Plans
  • Structural Steel Details
  • Bar Bending Schedules
  • Material Take Off



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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