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Senior Project Engineer - Structures/Towers at Crown Castle

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Company Summary

Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running.  With approximately 40,000 towers and 17,000 miles of fiber supporting small cells, Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared wireless infrastructure with a significant presence in the top 100 US markets.  Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $44 billion. 

Position Title:    Senior Project Engineer                       

Position Summary

Experienced structural engineer capable of independent research and analysis, technical oversight of work products by other engineers, and project management.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform detailed structural analysis of original, modified, and proposed telecommunication towers; monopole, guyed and lattice self-support structures.

  • Review work of Associate, Design, and Project Engineers in the production of reports and supporting calculations for review and approval.

  • Review, sign, and seal structural analysis reports and AutoCAD drawings for tower and foundation reinforcement/modifications designs.

  • Assist in, or lead the development of, Crown Castle policies, procedures, standards, and Code related activity.

  • Develop analysis tools and training presentations, and conduct training sessions as needed.

  • Respond to consultation work order requests through the Engineering Services (ESP) program.

  • Lead and manage moderate to complex projects.

  • Represent Engineering as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in cross-functional projects.

  • Perform modification design reviews for cost savings as part of the High Dollar Modifications (H$M) Program.

  • Participate and provide engineering support on Incident Calls as needed.

  • Participate in establishing Crown best practices as it relates to structural design calculations and methodology.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in structures, or equivalent degree

  • Professional licensure (PE) or Canadian equivalent (P.Eng) required

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Eight (8) years’ experience (or five (5) years along with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering) in performing structure analysis/design on a variety of communication towers strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of codes and standards related to telecom structures

  • Demonstrated proficiency with structural and foundation analysis tools (e.g. tnxTower, Lpile, etc.)

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Good written and oral communication skills essential

  • Team leadership experience is a plus

  • Experience in tower and foundation design

  • Experience using tnxTower software

  • Experience using MS Excel and other general purpose software for engineering calculations

  • Experience using AutoCAD drafting/modeling software

  • Experience leading moderate to complex projects

  • Understanding of spatial relationships to resolve potential interference issues

  • Understanding of structural load paths

  • Knowledge of bolted and welded connection design

  • Knowledge of tower hardware and components

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

  • Experience or knowledge in tower/reinforcement erection and/or knowledge of tower construction equipment and practices

  • Detail oriented and self-motivated

  • Experience in customer relations and communications

Organizational Relationship

Reports to:   Engineering Supervisor

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):   N/A

Working Conditions:   Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Minimal travel as required.

Additional Information:   N/A

Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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