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The overarching principle at Silman is "joy with meaning." We are energetic firm of people who bring enthusiasm and creativity to our rewarding and challenging work.
Our Core Values
1. Maintain an environment where people enjoy coming to work.
2. Make the work experience a positive one.
3. Maintain an environment (both physical and mental) that is conducive to creative thinking.
4. Encourage employees to work together in developing ideas through team effort.
5. Management is committed to fostering growth and excellence, both professionally and personally.
6. Promote mentoring.
7. Respect diversity and each other’s talents, beliefs, and values.
8. Accept ideas from employees with willingness and support.
9. Maintain regular and open communications at all times.
10. Be willing to change to suit the industry’s needs as well as the employee’s need.
11. Promote freedom with responsibility.
1. Maintain an environment where people enjoy coming to work.
2. Make the work experience a positive one.
3. Maintain an environment (both physical and mental) that is conducive to creative thinking.
4. Encourage employees to work together in developing ideas through team effort.
5. Management is committed to fostering growth and excellence, both professionally and personally.
6. Promote mentoring.
7. Respect diversity and each other’s talents, beliefs, and values.
8. Accept ideas from employees with willingness and support.
9. Maintain regular and open communications at all times.
10. Be willing to change to suit the industry’s needs as well as the employee’s need.
11. Promote freedom with responsibility.
Current Job Openings
Marketing Coordinator
All Offices
Working under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Coordinator will support the firmwide marketing efforts. We are looking for a team player who can also work independently in a deadline-driven environment. Candidates must be curious, organized, and able to communicate clearly with colleagues and potential clients.

The position will be managed out of our New York City office, although we are open to candidates based in other regions. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this is a work-from-home position until further notice.

Responsibilities
• Provide support for the marketing and business development efforts firmwide
• Analyze, interpret, and respond to RFPs and RFQs, often on tight deadlines
• Liaise with clients and technical staff to coordinate proposals
• Review online public solicitation sources and attend pre-proposal meetings
• Document and track opportunities and leads (using Cosential CRM)
• Prepare industry award submissions
• Assist in preparation of presentations and project deliverables (technical report graphics)
• Update and maintain firm and project information to create marketing collateral
• Maintain the department deadline calendar

Requirements and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-5 years of experience working in marketing in the A/E industry preferred
• High level of design sensibility and graphics capabilities
• Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)
• Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with CRM software/tools is a plus
Structural Engineer (Senior; 7-12 years experience)
Ann Arbor
Silman is looking for exceptional engineers with approximately 7-12 years of experience for our Ann Arbor office. Prospective candidates will be able to work on a number of exciting and high-profile projects with renowned architectural clients and design professionals. In addition to challenging new construction projects (50% of our workload), you will be given opportunities to work on projects that range from new additions to renovations to historic preservation. We are looking for self-motivated, natural leaders with strong technical skills who are eager to find their places in the larger structural engineering industry. In this senior engineer position, you will be able to lead project teams on a wide variety of building types and materials, actively participate in design development with clients and owners and see your designs come to life on the construction site. We are a firm that finds unique solutions to the challenges presented in every one of our projects, and we encourage our engineers to have fun on every job.
Structural Engineer (Entry Level)
New York, Boston
Silman is looking for exceptional recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience in structural engineering. If you would like to begin your career working in a dynamic, growing firm, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes new engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in between. Many of our employees spend time together after work and on weekends, enjoying the social and cultural life of the city. Silman currently sponsors various coed sports teams and encourages participation in events organized by the architectural community in which we work, including pro bono and charity functions.
Structural Engineer (Project Engineer)
New York
Silman is looking for exceptional applicants with 3-5 years of experience in structural engineering. If you would like to advance your career working in a dynamic, growing firm, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes our engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in between. Many of our employees spend time together after work and on weekends, enjoying the social and cultural life of the city. Silman currently sponsors various coed sports teams and encourages participation in events organized by the architectural community in which we work, including pro bono and charity functions.
Structural Engineer (Entry Level)
Washington, D.C., Los Angeles
Silman is currently seeking creative and motivated entry-level structural engineers with 0-3 years of experience for our DC and Los Angeles offices. Prospective candidates will be in a position to contribute to a number of exciting and high profile projects with renowned architectural clients and design professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

MS in structural engineering from an accredited university or college
Passed the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam
Familiarity with Revit Structure
BIM Engineer
All Offices
Silman is a highly productive professional engineering firm looking for a Structural BIM Engineer to join its team. The successful candidate will contribute to exciting and high-profile projects with renowned architectural clients and design professionals and will demonstrate communication, BIM technology and engineering skills. The successful candidate should understand engineering techniques, the rationale behind design decisions, and their application through BIM processes.

Responsibilities
• Create 3D models for use in analysis and documentation
• Document and annotate 2D plans, sections, and details generated from 3D models
• Coordinate models and workflow between members of the design team
• Contribute to project-specific QA/QC efforts
• Perform basic engineering analysis and design functions
• Work as a member of BIM and Engineering teams, reporting to an Engineering Studio Leader

Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Structural/Civil/Architectural Engineering
• Minimum 1 year of work-related experience or specialized training in Autodesk Revit
• Working knowledge of current Autodesk Revit software
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to read and understand engineering and architectural drawings
• Familiarity with engineering analysis and design software such as RISA, SAP2000, and RAM Structural System
• Knowledge of other products in the Autodesk portfolio (Navisworks, 3ds Max) is beneficial but not required
• Knowledge of other modeling products (AECOsim, Rhino) is beneficial but not required
• Knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial but not required

BIM Technician
All Offices
Silman is a highly productive professional engineering firm looking for a Structural BIM Technician to join its team. The successful candidate will contribute to exciting and high-profile projects with renowned architectural clients and design professionals and will demonstrate strong communication and BIM technology skills. The successful candidate should understand the design and coordination process, be able to adapt to varying project standards, and have the skills to develop structural models of buildings.

Responsibilities
· Create 3D models for use in analysis and documentation
· Document and annotate 2D plans, sections, and details generated from 3D models
· Coordinate models & workflow between members of the design team
· Contribute to project-specific QA/QC efforts
· Work as a member of a BIM team, reporting to a BIM Manager

Requirements
· Minimum 2 years of work-related experience or technical degree from accredited program involving architectural design technology
· Working knowledge of current Autodesk Revit software
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to read and understand engineering and architectural drawings
· Knowledge of other products in the Autodesk portfolio (Navisworks, 3ds Max) is beneficial but not required.
· Knowledge of other modeling products (AECOsim, Rhino) is beneficial but not required.
· Knowledge of AutoCAD is beneficial but not required.
Working at Silman
Benefits
We offer a competitive benefit package that includes insurance (health, dental, life, and disability), 401(k), profit sharing, vacation and paid holidays, transit benefits, overtime pay, summer hours, and a wellness program.
Mentorship + Professional Development
Silman is a creative, dynamic, and growing firm. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes engineers to a broad spectrum of building types and materials. Our structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in between. We are a firm that finds unique solutions to the challenges presented in our projects, and we encourage our engineers to have fun on every job.

Our mentorship program assists and encourages entry level and junior engineers in improving and developing their engineering skills, through the formal and informal mentoring and guidance of senior and experienced engineers within each studio.
Inclusion + Diversity
Silman’s creative and collaborative spirit is supported by a longtime belief in attracting a diverse group of talented and bright people. Our staff can and does make a difference.

We are committed to providing all of our employees and applicants equal opportunity employment, without regard to race, sex, creed or religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, age, marital status, disability which can be reasonably accommodated, veteran status, citizenship status, or any classification protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. We recognize and acknowledge individuals solely based on their contributions and accomplishments. Through implementation of this policy, it is our intent to provide full employment opportunities in recruitment, offer of employment, promotion, termination, and compensation.
Silman Wellness
Our wellness program promotes a foundation of habits and activities to support a balanced, healthy lifestyle. A few of the organized activities include group classes for yoga, meditation, and boxing, in addition to in-office diet and nutrition seminars.
Current Job Openings
Marketing Coordinator - All Offices
Working under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Marketing Coordinator will support the firmwide marketing efforts. We are looking for a team player who can also work independently in a deadline-driven environment. Candidates must be curious, organized, and able to communicate clearly with colleagues and potential clients.

The position will be managed out of our New York City office, although we are open to candidates based in other regions. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this is a work-from-home position until further notice.

Responsibilities
• Provide support for the marketing and business development efforts firmwide
• Analyze, interpret, and respond to RFPs and RFQs, often on tight deadlines
• Liaise with clients and technical staff to coordinate proposals
• Review online public solicitation sources and attend pre-proposal meetings
• Document and track opportunities and leads (using Cosential CRM)
• Prepare industry award submissions
• Assist in preparation of presentations and project deliverables (technical report graphics)
• Update and maintain firm and project information to create marketing collateral
• Maintain the department deadline calendar

Requirements and Skills
• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-5 years of experience working in marketing in the A/E industry preferred
• High level of design sensibility and graphics capabilities
• Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)
• Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with CRM software/tools is a plus
Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering
Overview

The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites applications for the 2021-2022 Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering. This 12-month fellowship provides a recent graduate with the opportunity to work on various restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation projects at the Trust’s 27 sites nationwide and work at Silman as a structural engineer. Projects at the Trust may involve master planning, condition assessments, consultant team selection, technical research, materials conservation methods, preventive and corrective maintenance, contract documents, bidding and negotiation practices, contractor selection, job site administration, and distribution of grant funds.

Download 2021 Flyer

Download 2021 FAQs

Qualifications

– B.S. in Civil, Architectural, or Structural Engineering
– M.S. or M.A. in Historic Preservation or M.S. in Structural or Architectural Engineering with an academic background in historic preservation
– Willingness to travel nationwide
– Demonstrated professional interest in historic preservation

The Silman Fellow is required to complete a deliverable for the benefit to the field of historic preservation that is suitable for presentation and/or publication. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will continue as a full-time Silman employee.

Apply

The deadline for the 2021-2022 fellowship is May 31, 2021

Provide a cover letter, resume, and brief expression of interest in a specific area. Complete application materials should be emailed to mjk@silman.com or mailed to:

Silman
1053 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Attn: Mary Jane Klingelhofer

For further information, please contact Mary Jane Klingelhofer at (202) 333-6230 or mjk@silman.com.

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