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Structural/Blast Engineer Position

Stone Security Engineering (StoneSec) is an internationally recognized engineering consulting firm specializing in the protection of people, buildings, and structures from accidental and manmade hazards.  We focus on Extreme Loading (including blast, ballistics, vehicle ramming, and forced entry resistance) and safety, engineering, and design.  StoneSec has offices in New York City and the Washington DC Metro area and supports blast testing at the Stone-OBL Large-Scale Blast Test Facility outside of Bend, Oregon.

We are looking for a Structural/Blast engineer with 5 to 10 years of experience to work at our New York City office to support an array of projects including high-rise buildings in Manhattan, US Government buildings, UN and other NGO facilities worldwide, product development (doors, windows, blast resistant modules, etc), and blast testing. Seeking an engineer who is enthusiastic, hard-working, interested in working in a team environment, and who has an entrepreneurial spirit.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Science, or higher degree, in civil engineering with an emphasis on structural.
  • Between 5 and 10 years of experience including design and project management.
  • Works well in a team but does not require constant supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical staff, clients and contractors.
  • Experienced user of MS Office products and common engineering software such as SAP 2000, Matlab, etc.
  • Comfortable working directly with architects, contractors and other engineers.
  • Authority to work in in the US without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with dynamic and/or blast resistant analysis and design.
  • Computer coding.
  • Licensed Engineer, or able to obtain licensure within 1 year.
  • Green Card or US Citizen.

Testing Manager Position

Stone Security Engineering (StoneSec) is an internationally recognized engineering consulting firm specializing in the protection of people, buildings, and structures from accidental and manmade hazards.  We focus on Extreme Loading (including blast, ballistics, vehicle ramming, and forced entry resistance) and safety, engineering, and design.  StoneSec has offices in New York City and the Washington DC Metro area and supports blast testing at the Stone-OBL Large-Scale Blast Test Facility outside of Bend, Oregon along with selected ballistic and forced entry testing programs at the OBL Forced Entry and Ballistics Testing facilities in Salem, Oregon.

We are looking for a Testing Manager who will be responsible for the successful, timely, and on-budget execution of blast testing programs at the Stone-OBL Large-Scale Blast Test Facility and other assigned extreme loading programs at the OBL Ballistics and Forced Entry Testing facilities.  The Testing Manager will be supported by the technical and business development expertise of the blast/extreme loading and structural engineers of StoneSec.

We are looking for Testing Manager who is enthusiastic, hard-working, interested in working as part of a team, and who has an entrepreneurial spirit.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience with extreme loading testing programs.
  • Technical program management experience including managing teams of technical people.
  • Experience writing technical scope and fee proposals, testing plans, and test reports.
  • Works well in a team but does not require constant supervision.
  • Practical and flexible.
  • Strong organizational and logistics skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical staff, clients and contractors.
  • Able to travel both in-state and nationally.
  • US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction experience.
  • Business Development experience.
  • Security Clearance.

To apply, send your resume to info@stonesecurityengineering.com.

New Job! Structural/Blast Design and Testing Engineer

Stone Security Engineering is an internationally recognized consulting firm specializing in the protection of people, buildings, and structures from accidental and manmade hazards. We focus on Extreme Loading (including blast, ballistics, vehicle ramming, and forced entry resistance) and safety, engineering and design. Stone has offices in New York and the Washington DC Metro area and supports testing at the Stone-OBL Large-Scale Blast Test Facility in Bend Oregon.

This position is based in Salem Oregon and will support Stone’s operations related to:

  • Research, product development and testing for extreme loads (blast, ballistics, and forced entry), and
  • Protective design consulting work for our east coast offices.

Research, Product Development and Testing 

The position will provide support for product development, test planning, test setup design, and test execution support for extreme loading test efforts for a variety of Protective Design Products and/or techniques applicable to the Protective Design Industry. Roles include the following:

  • Provide structural engineering analysis and detailing support for development of Protective Design Products for customers. This will be accomplished under the guidance of, and collaboration with, the overall Stone technical team.
  • Regular interaction with Stone’s in-house testing technical team and the customer program team to define test objectives and execution requirements to support program implementation.
  • Coordinate with the test team, customer test lead, and test site manager on execution processes, procedures, quality control and documentation requirements.
  • Attend meetings and provide guidance on test objectives and requirements during the test planning process.
  • Develop and document test plans and/or test plan inputs required by the customer to execute program testing.
  • Structural design of test-setup configuration, develop and/or review and approve shop drawings, and inspect and/or supervise construction related activities at the test site.
  • Work with materials sub-contractors to ensure test apparatus structural elements are properly constructed, on-time, and well-coordinated with the test site team.
  • Post-process test data and coordinate with the instrumentation engineer to finalize data capture, photo, and video formatting, and the required customer deliverables.
  • Documentation of pre- and post-testing conditions and develop test reports.

Protective Design Consulting Work

Because our testing programs have seasonal highs and lows, the position will also support Stone’s overall protective design consulting work. This may include blast vulnerability assessments, blast resistant building design and detailing, building assessment site visits, etc. This will be accomplished under the guidance of, and collaboration with, the overall Stone technical team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, or higher degree, in civil, structural or mechanical engineering and 5+ years’ experience.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of structural design and construction, including concrete, steel, wood, glazing and other building materials.
  • Works well within a team but does not require constant supervision.
  • Able to communicate easily and efficiently with both technical and non-technical staff, clients and contractors.
  • Experienced user of MS Office products, AutoCAD and Sketchup.
  • Ability to travel to Bend Oregon on a regular basis.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret clearance as needed, which includes U.S. citizenship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with test procedure development and test execution.
  • Experience with on-site building construction.
  • Experience with dynamic and/or blast resistant analysis and design.
  • Licensed Engineer in the State of Oregon or able to obtain licensure.
  • Knowledge in test methodology, project management, and requirements verification/validation.
  • Experience in documenting test performances, failures and corrective actions.
  • Experience in and supporting test program for design reviews, schedule meeting, liaison with test ranges. Etc.

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Nick@Stone-Sec.com or see our LinkedIn or ZipRecruiter posts.