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Sargent & Lundy Senior Structural Designer in Richland, Washington


Sargent & Lundy’s Government Services Division provides cutting-edge engineering design and consulting support to the management and operating contractors for US Department of Energy (DOE) sites and national laboratories. Specifically, we support the DOE Environmental Management Directorate as well as the National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories and sites. What does this mean? You can be a part of multi-discipline design teams supporting projects cleaning up the environmental damage associated with the legacy nuclear weapons production complex and/or preserving our country’s nuclear deterrent. Sargent & Lundy’s personnel design facilities, systems, and equipment that treat, store, and dispose of nuclear waste as well as systems that safely handle and process nuclear material. This mission-critical work is meaningful and challenging – work you can be proud of.

  • As a member of the structural design team, this position will offer you the opportunity to work with multi-disciplined engineering and design project teams in developing structural physical layout drawings in a 3-D model

  • Challenging assignments that include the design of structural supports and foundations and investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of structural design issues

  • Utilize 3D modeling software tools to generate structural design drawings

  • Participate in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of an integrated structural design model

  • Coordinate and guide other designers and project team members to ensure a complete and timely design

  • Independently and as a member of a design team, plan and execute structural design deliverables

  • There may be the opportunity to accompany and assist senior designers and engineers in field walkdowns and data gathering at client facilities

  • Challenging assignments that include the design of structural supports and foundations, and investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of structural design issues

  • Generate structural design drawings

  • Provide guidance as a mentor in the development of less experienced drafters and designers


Must be a U.S. Citizen; Dual citizenship with a country other than the U.S. does not qualify.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Must be able to pass a U.S. Government security clearance check

  • An Associate's Degree and a minimum of 10 years of detailed design experience in the development of structural steel design and reinforced concrete design drawings

  • Proficiency with design software tools in executing 2D & 3D Structural drawings & models

  • Experience in the review of structural layout drawings involving steel frames, connections, concrete members, equipment and piping supports, foundations, and rebar detailing

  • Ability to interface with engineering and design teams of other disciplines in the power plant design process

    Valued but not required experience:

  • Proficiency with MicroStation

  • 3D scanning

  • Associates Degree in Computer Aided Design

  • Experience using Autodesk software such as Revit and Civil 3D.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including the ability to relate various equipment to a technical design.

    Salary Range



  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Short- & Long-Term Disability

  • Voluntary Insurance – Accident, Critical Illness, and Hospital Indemnity

  • Business Travel Insurance

  • Savings Investment Plan (401k)

  • Paid Time Off

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • First Professional Licensure Monetary Award

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Parental Benefits

  • Back-Up Care for Children & Adults

  • Merit Scholarship Program

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

Sargent & Lundy is one of the most experienced full-service architect-engineering firms in the world. Founded in 1891, the firm is a global leader in power and energy with expertise in grid modernization, renewable energy, energy storage, nuclear power, and fossil fuels. Sargent & Lundy delivers comprehensive project services—from consulting, design and implementation to construction management, commissioning and operations/maintenance—with an emphasis on quality and safety. The firm serves public and private sector clients in the power and energy, gas distribution, industrial, and government sectors.

Our Core Values

Every decision we make is guided by our core values. By upholding these six principles, we support our clients, employees, and community. They are the compass we follow as we continue to grow our business and lead the industry.

Quality–We provide high-quality deliverables and services through an uncompromising focus on peer review, safety, and continuous improvement.

Accountability–Our actions demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, and respect.

Our People–We value diverse perspectives, encourage professional growth, and are committed to providing a work community where people thrive. Our work is challenging but rewarding.

Our Clients–We deliver value and exceed our clients’ expectations through outstanding customer service, personal accessibility, and clear communication.

Innovation–Since 1891, we have invested in the people, training, tools, and technology needed to quickly adapt in a constantly changing world.

Meaningful Impact–We make a positive impact in the communities where we work and live.

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CountryUnited States

Area of InterestDesign and Drafting

TypeFull Time - Regular

Job ID2024-11640

Business GroupGovernment Services

DepartmentGS Design Support