Building Structures

Senior Structural Engineer - Senior Project Manager

Toronto, Canada
Posted: March 02 - 2023
What is the role?
LEA's Building Structures Practice Area is looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented engineer who is passionate about designing sustainable buildings. The successful candidate will report to the Practice Area Lead and collaborate with Senior Engineers to grow the services. As part of this role, you will be responsible for delivering commercial, institutional, and residential projects. The Building's team is based in the downtown Toronto office, a few steps from Union Station. It is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to join the team of a dynamic employee-owned engineering consulting firm with a successful track record of projects and strong financial results. This role will provide opportunities for career advancement within LEA and shareholding options.
Why join LEA?
LEA is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm, with a history of 70 years. We provide engineering consulting services in the areas of Transportation, Civil, Structures, Construction Administration, Electrical and Infrastructure Systems, and Environmental Management.
In the Building Structures Practice Area at LEA, we specialize in the structural design of buildings including commercial, institutional, transit facilities and built-form residential projects.
At LEA, we strive towards a common goal, which is self-realization and achieving the highest possible results. The company is owned by its employees and every effort counts.
Join LEA and discover your potential, because LEA:
  • Recruits high-performing motivated individuals who share the desire to succeed.
  • Is an Employee-owned company and almost half of our employees are shareholders.
  • Offers a competitive total compensation package of salary, substantial bonuses, benefits and other perks.
  • Provides a collaborative hybrid work environment with flexible hours.
  • Organizes regular social events such as golf day, theatre, baseball/hockey game events, canoeing, camping, skiing, bowling, board games, volleyball and softball leagues, and charitable events.
  • Hosts the best overnight holiday party in Muskoka.
  • Is an organization with a higher purpose, we are committed to achieving our Environmental, Social, & Governance objectives through our various committees.
  • Makes your everyday supercharged with meaning so you can point into the distance and live in the day to reach your goal.
  • Prioritizes mentorship, training, and rotational assignments for knowledge advancement and career growth.
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit, with continuous growth and expansion taking part in meaningful projects.
In this role, your duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Support the expansion of LEA’s Building Structures within existing regions and new regions of Ontario as part of LEA’s growth initiative.
  • Take an active role in the Business Development and Strategic Planning processes. Provide valuable insights into the Practice Area and growth prospects.
  • Act as an ambassador of LEA in promoting our expertise and services to current and potential new clients, leveraging previous relationships with current clients as well as building new relations.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships and pursue new business opportunities
  • Develop and support the annual Business Plans, Budget and 5-year revenue forecasts.
  • Act as a Senior Project Manager overseeing budgets, schedules, risk management, and project reporting.
  • Proactively identify and manage project risks and issues, and take corrective action as needed.
  • Lead and manage a team of engineers and other professionals to ensure the successful completion of project objectives.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to intermediate and junior staff to help them grow in their roles.
  • Commit to a high standard of work and ensure quality control reviews are completed for every project.
  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities within the scope of the Building Structures Practice Area.
The qualifications you need:
  • Bachelor of Structural Engineering with a minimum of 12 years of experience in Building projects.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng. designation) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
  • PMP certification is an asset.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the Structural Analysis software (such as ETABS, SAP, and SAFE; working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, or MicroStation is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills, with the ability to lead and mentor a team.
  • Team player and able to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • Strategic and process-oriented, prefers to operate in a fast and dynamic environment.

The work arrangement:
LEA operates in a hybrid environment to ensure flexibility, safety, and the well-being of everyone.
LEA is Proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are incorporated into all levels of strategic planning and operational activities at LEA. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected statuses under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Additionally, we provide an accessible work environment and accommodate the accessibility needs of candidates. For information or assistance, please contact
We thank all applicants, and we appreciate your interest, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Consider applying again once you see an opportunity that matches your experience and career interests. We encourage you to keep in touch and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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