Structural Design Engineer

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Portland, TN, US, 37148

Company: Nucor

Job Details

Division: Kirby Building Systems LLC

Location: Portland, TN, United States  

Other Available Locations: N/A

Are you a talented engineer with a passion for designing innovative structures?


Nucor Buildings Group is searching for individuals who can contribute to our sales growth and profitability by creating safe, accurate, and cost-effective metal building systems. As a Structural Design Engineer, you'll play a crucial role in the design process, ensuring that each project meets our high standards of quality and performance.

Basic Job Functions:


In this role, you will be responsible for designing all aspects of our metal building systems, including structural steel, wall and roof panels, secondary members, and stability bracing. Your duties will include, but aren’t limited to:


  • Creative Design: Develop safe and economical structures that fulfill project requirements while adhering to industry codes and standards. Each project is unique!
  • Technical Analysis: Utilize our proprietary software for frame, secondary, bracing, crane, mezzanine, and panel analysis to ensure structural integrity and performance. 
  • Collaborative Approach: Work closely with the Detailing Department and other team members to communicate design requirements effectively and ensure seamless project execution. 
  • Oversight: Review and check structural drawings for accuracy. 
  • Continuous Learning: Embrace opportunities to grow and develop as an engineer, collaborating with various teams throughout the division to find innovative solutions and explore unique career paths within our organization.


You can be an engineer anywhere, so why choose Nucor?


  • Unique Projects: Each project presents a new challenge, offering you the opportunity to design a wide range of structures and expand your skills.  
  • Comprehensive Design: Design for the entire building, from the base plate up, giving you a holistic understanding of the construction process.  
  • On-Site Fabrication Shop: For many of our divisions, the fabrication shop is conveniently located on-site, allowing you to see your designs come to life and ensuring quality control throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Team Collaboration: Enjoy working with talented teammates from various departments, fostering a collaborative environment where ideas are shared, and creativity thrives. 
  • Professional Development: Explore different departments and roles through cross-training opportunities, empowering you to grow and excel in your career as an engineer.



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:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Architectural Engineering from an ABET Accredited school. 
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam prior to hire date. 
  • Proficient in verbal and written communication in English.
  • 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:

  • An educational focus on structural engineering. 
  • Basic knowledge of building construction. 
  • Understanding of current building codes and standard industry practices. 
  • Experience in the field of pre-engineered metal building systems.

About Us:

Nucor Buildings Group (NBG), a proud Nucor product group, is one of North America’s largest and most experienced manufacturers of metal building systems. With multiple locations throughout the United States, NBG is proud to design world-class building solutions tailored to meet the needs of any market including commercial, industrial, agricultural, and institutional. Our brands include American Buildings, CBC Steel Buildings, Kirby Building Systems, and Nucor Building Systems. NBG offers work/life balance and a variety of benefits and performance incentives. We take pride in connecting teammates to meaningful work and focus heavily on both personal and professional development. Whether your background is in engineering and design, information technology and software development, marketing, or sales, with Nucor Buildings Group you can go as far as your drive and ambition will take you.

Why Nucor?

When you join Nucor, America’s largest steel manufacturer and recycler, you’ll help create a variety of steel products that become so much more, for so many people. And you won’t do it alone. Our supportive culture builds each other up, values family, relationships, and puts safety above anything else. With the freedom to take your ideas to the next level, there’s no end to what you can achieve. This is your chance to build a lifelong career, give back to your community, make the world a better place – and BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER.

Job Security – Benefits – Bonus Programs

With performance-based compensation, profit sharing, and a no-layoff practice, we take care of our teammates who design, engineer, fabricate, and support the products that define our company.

Join us in driving success and shaping the future of our division. Apply now and become an integral part of our team!

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

Nearest Major Market: Nashville