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Who we are

Pierce Engineers is a 70-person structural engineering firm based in the Midwest, working with clients across the nation. Our four offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Denver work as one team with daily interaction and coordination on technical topics, projects, and management. 


The PE team has a traditional hierarchy of positions and roles, but we work horizontally fostering engagement from all levels of experience to create a successful team, develop our younger staff, and deliver successful projects.


Our practice is founded on building lasting relationships with clients and industry partners, who appreciate our teamwork and approach to structural engineering. We have experience and expertise across all types of building projects and find that the most rewarding projects are the ones in which the team works collaboratively to deliver a successful project. 


At PE, our most valuable resource is our people. We hire smart, motivated individuals who are continuously learning and teaching one another. We are committed to continuous growth as a team and champion a culture that encourages and supports each member of the team.


From day one, team members are integrated into client meetings, site visits, internal discussions and production of design and drawings. Although we work nationally, we have a number of great local projects and prioritize team members being involved on site to view the ongoing construction of our buildings. The knowledge gained through on-site learning is critical in making us forward-thinking and construction-savvy structural engineers.

"After finishing my graduate program and transitioning to a career in structural engineering, one of the things I valued was working with a firm that would prepare me both professionally and technically. Pierce Engineer’s diverse project work, mentorship, and technical resources not only prepared me for licensing exams but also helped facilitate my development as a licensed professional.”

- Gunther Balensiefer, Stuctural Engineer

What we are looking for

We’re made up of people who want to be the best at what they do every day. Our employees are driven team players who are constantly learning and growing. Does this sound like you? Check out the open positions below. We would love to hear from you!

Current Openings

Structural Intern

The Structural Intern assists Structural Engineers and Technicians to gain exposure to work within a professional structural engineering office. Interns should have a working knowledge of the structural systems that they are depicting and should strive to understand the relationship between building components. They should assist the Structural Engineer or Designer they are working within exposing relational discrepancies in both plans and details.

Structural Designer

This is the entry-level engineering design work at Pierce Engineers. The Structural Designer performs assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. 

Structural Technician

Structural Technicians are primarily responsible for drawing production, building modeling, and applying established production standards to assignments. Other duties may include field surveys, shop drawing review, and miscellaneous administrative tasks. A Structural Technician should have a working knowledge of the structural systems they are depicting and should strive to understand the relationship between building components. 

Structural Engineer

In this position, you will be performing work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements. To succeed in this role, you should have a broad knowledge of precedents and the principles and practices of structural engineering.

A minimum of 4-6 years of experience is required along with PE licensure.

Restoration Engineer/ Project Manager

The restoration engineer/project manager assists the restoration department manager with the oversight and execution of restoration and existing building projects. The restoration engineer/project manager also helps guide and mentor restoration and existing building technicians. To succeed in this role, broad knowledge and field experience with several structural framing systems, along with sound engineering judgment, is paramount. A broad range of existing building or construction experiences is encouraged.  Various levels of expertise will be considered for this position, although a minimum of 4-6 years is required. An engineering degree or professional engineering licensure is not required for this position.

Think you’re the person for a job that’s not listed here? We’re always interested in hearing from the best and brightest. Email us.

Pierce Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

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