What You Need To Know to Pursue A Career in Structural Engineering

Corporate, Engineering + InfrastructureDec 08, 2022

The latest episode of American Structurepoint’s Making Our Point podcast explores structural engineering as a career choice. This is the first in a series of podcasts focusing on providing insights about the different types of engineering to help young adults determine whether engineering is right for them.

Luke Nisley, American Structurepoint’s structural practice leader, shares insights about the projects structural engineers often tackle. He also gives excellent information for people considering a structural engineering career, such as the current job market, salary expectations, career paths, and more.

"I like to tell people being a structural engineer is like building a puzzle and also being responsible for designing the puzzle pieces as well," Luke Nisley, Structural Practice Leader

Structural engineering is a specialty within civil engineering. Structural engineers often work hand in hand with architects. The architects envision a project and structural engineers help them achieve their vision. They use problem-solving skills to design a structure and choose the right materials so that the building remains standing in all kinds of environments and is safe and stable throughout its use.

“I like to tell people being a structural engineer is like building a puzzle and also being responsible for designing the puzzle pieces as well,” Nisley said.

Nisley also says American Structurepoint is a great place for engineering graduates to begin a career because the group takes on many different types of building projects while also focusing on mentoring and career development of each team member.

To learn more about structural engineering and to find out if this career is for you, listen to the podcast episode entitled “What You Should Know About Structural Engineering.” You can find the podcast at https://structurepoint.buzzsprout.com, under the “Company” tab on structurepoint.com, or on any of your favorite podcast streaming platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more. And if you are a job seeker reading this, be sure to check out structurepoint.com/careers to see all our openings!

About American Structurepoint
American Structurepoint, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a national architecture and engineering consulting firm. We define the standard of excellence for people across the world who want help building and bettering their community. American Structurepoint professionals work in 16 design centers in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. Engineering News-Record (ENR) has consistently listed the company as a Top 200 Design Firm. The firm achieved its highest ranking ever on the 2022 list, rising to No. 134. After more than 56 years of steady growth, American Structurepoint offers complete consulting and comprehensive design services to improve the quality of life for our people and our communities. For more information, visit www.structurepoint.com.