Design Supervisor

Job Details

Division: Kirby Building Systems LLC

Location: Portland, TN, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Basic Job Functions:
  • Assist the company sales and profit efforts by directing and supervising the overall activities of the Design Group.
  • Control and supervise all necessary processes to ensure that designs meet or exceed all applicable specification and standards to guarantee our customers safe and functional buildings and that all interests of our customers and the Corporation are always maintained.
  • Work with the Design Group to provide safe, thorough, complete, accurate and timely designs.
  • Along with the Detailing Group Leaders, aggressively maintain the design schedule to meet internal and external customer demands.
  • With guidance from the Engineering Manager, the Design Supervisor is the primary individual responsible for the following:
    • Develop and implement teammate training and personal improvement programs as well as provide performance appraisals and recommend compensation adjustments based on performance.
    • Provide mentoring, coaching and accountability to the Design Group.
    • Develop and maintain current design policies, procedures and practices.
    • Develop and manage realistic department staffing requirements, expenditures for supplies and equipment and wage increases for employees.
    • Coordinate recruiting and interviews for additions to the Design Group and make hiring recommendations.
  • Along with the Engineering Manager, participates in the strategic planning for the Design Group to meet future anticipated needs.
  • Provide back up support as situations arise for the Engineering Manager function.
  • Maintain control of the design programs to ensure that the correct versions are being used.
  • The Design Supervisor routinely works with the Design Engineers, District Sales Managers, Customer Service Reps, Department Managers and Supervisors, General Manager and Nucor customers. 


Safety is the most important part of all jobs within Nucor; therefore, candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to initiate, lead, and uphold safety policies, practices, procedures, and housekeeping standards at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited institution with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. 
  • P.E. registration is required.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of engineering design experience in a construction-related field, particularly buildings.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US (Nucor will not sponsor the need for a visa now or in the future)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • P.E. registration in the State of Tennessee.
  • Prior experience in the design of metal building systems.


Nucor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets – and a drug – free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Nashville