Structural Engineer

Cherubini Metal Works Ltd., a member of the Cherubini Group of Companies, is currently looking to add a Structural Engineer to our team in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

The Cherubini Group of Companies has an outstanding Safety Culture that focuses on the health and wellbeing of our workforce. The desire to be an active participant in our Safety Program is a vital aspect of employment within the Cherubini Group of Companies. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits.

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Chief Engineer


Cherubini Metal Works Ltd. is looking to hire a Structural Engineer who will be responsible to design, plan and oversee the construction of new buildings and bridges, or alterations and extensions to existing properties or other structures, including connection design and erection procedures. . This role will perform calculations, write reports and evaluations, and observe construction sites.

Structural engineers have wide range of responsibilities - not the least is a duty to ensure the safety and durability of the project on which they are working.

Core Competencies

  • Quality Orientation

  • Time Management

  • Creative and Innovative Thinking

  • Problem Solving

  • Accountability and Dependability

  • Research and Analysis

  • Ethics and Integrity

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Mathematical Reasoning

  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations

  • Communication

  • Energy & Stress management skills

  • Team Work

Job Duties

Controls subcontracted discipline engineering documents.

Review bridge drawings and design erection plans.

Design shop equipment per safety standards and regulations.

Sets up and executes assigned engineering activities such as detail design, verification and studies relevant to any engineering topic associated to discipline, pursuing objectives of sound engineering and design optimization in term of costs, fabrication simplicity and safety.

Prepares design specifications.

Develops studies and calculation notes for steel structures and structural steel buildings.

Prepares scopes of work and technical specifications for steel structure subcontracts.

Prepares technical documentation for steel structure material requisition and assists the purchasing deptartment in the technical evaluations.

Controls manufacturer’s shop drawings and connection calculation notes and details.

Implements discipline follow-up activities.

Develop analysis tools and training presentations, and conduct training sessions as requested.

Implements field engineering activities. Participate in cross-functional, continuous improvement teams as the opportunity presents itself.

Form and maintain a strong working relationship with the Canadian Welding Bureau and other organizations such as the American Institute of Steel Construction, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, American Welding Bureau, and any other related regulatory authorities.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in civil, mechanical or structural engineering and three to five years of relevant engineering experience, in a structural design environment.

  • Experience with bridges and weld connection designs considered an asset.

  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and IDEA StatiCa considered an asset.

  • Familiarity with CSA S16 and CSA S6 considered an asset.

  • Strong knowledge of building, bridges and design codes.

  • Experience or knowledge of steel fabrication processes and/or knowledge of steel fabrication tools and capabilities.

  • Willingness to learn new software.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently for extended periods of time.

  • Sound technical background (hands-on) with logical deductive reasoning approach.

Work Conditions

  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals

  • Overtime as required.

  • May be exposed to hazards associated with manufacturing.

  • May be required to use PPE.