American Tower

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American Tower Structural Engineer I in Cary, North Carolina


The Structural Engineer I performs structural analyses of low complexity on existing communication structures (including guyed, self-supporting, and monopoles and their foundations) and prepares formal, written reports detailing tower capacity and recommendations for modifications needed to increase capacity. The Structural Engineer I supports more experienced engineers analyzing more complex structures and designing new towers, tower foundations, and modifications to existing towers. The incumbent reviews TIA inspection reports of low to intermediate complexity on existing communication structures and prepares engineering documentation recommending remediation requirements . The incumbent also assists more experienced engineers with reviewing more complex TIA inspection reports and remediation requirements.


  • Reviewrequests for engineering services, working within existing processes tocorrectly determine the type of service required .

  • Reviewtower structures and foundations for existing, proposed, and reserved tenantconfigurations to perform analyses on projects of low complexity using handcalculations, tower analysis software, and other accepted methods. Generate required engineering reports.

  • Performdesign of modifications on projects of low complexity consisting of towerreinforcement, extensions, and foundations.Generate required engineering deliverables.

  • Reviewmodification drawings on projects of low complexity, working with Designerstaff to resolve any discrepancies.

  • Reviewtower inspections of low to intermediate complexity for all types of towers anddetermine level of remediation required, if any.

  • Ensuresystem data are kept current to facilitate accurate customer and salesreporting, while adhering to quality control procedures .

  • Providequality, timely, and accurate support for any inquiries and problems withindefined areas of responsibility, including but not limited to phone, email, andinstant message contacts.


  • Otherduties as assigned.


  • None.


  • Basicknowledge of structural analysis software, tower structures, and design methods.

  • Basicknowledge of CAD software.

  • Demonstratedfocus on accuracy and high attention to detail.

  • Proficientwith computer software programs, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Abilityto work with different functional groups and levels of employees throughout theorganization to effectively and professionally achieve results.

  • Strongfollow-up skills; ability to organize timelines and follow up with internal andexternal customer needs.

  • Strongwritten and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideasand suggestions clearly and effectively.

  • Strongorganizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within agreed upontimeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fastpaced environment.

  • Strongtrack record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal andexternal customers and vendors.

  • Self-motivated;able to work both independently to complete tasks and respond to requests andwith others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify high qualitysolutions.


  • Bachelor'sdegree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related field required.

  • Engineerin training or Engineering Intern certification preferred.

  • Preferredexperience includes at least one year of one of the following:

  • communicationtower design and analysis;

  • constructionor field engineering of steel structures; and/or

  • structuralengineering.

  • Workingknowledge of TIA/EIA-222 code and other relevant specifications preferred.

  • Activemember of professional organization or technical society encouraged.


Approximately 100% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 5% travel may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities. Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel and crouch, lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.

American Tower (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Company is committed to a policy of equal employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or associate based on his or her age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, handicap, military or veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy or any other category protected under federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance.

To ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process can contact us at (617) 587-7911 for assistance.