Design Engineer

September 15, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type


TelForce Group is looking for a Design Engineer in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. This is a full time, direct hire position.

Design Engineer Description:

  • 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 company 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 workflow 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.

Design Engineer Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Civil/Structural Engineering required; Master’s degree in Structural Engineering a plus
  • 3+ years of experience in structural engineering required, preferably 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 & H, 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

Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured; some jobs may require travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications relative to the job to In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format, 2 references, phone number and email. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our database for consumption. Call Taylor at 602.907.3098.

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