Structural Engineering Office Manager | Print |

Location: Halifax, NS

For more than 50 years, MACDONNELL Group has been providing comprehensive engineering services that are innovative, practical and economical. MACDONNELL Group is a Halifax based consulting firm with a consulting engineering practice that offers engineering services to clients in the public and private sectors. MACDONNELL Group is also involved in project management, management consulting, and maritime training.

Our firm has an immediate opening for a Structural Engineering Office Manager with a focus in Bridge Design and Structural Health Monitoring. This person will have an interest in contributing to the future growth and development of the company and in taking a leadership role.


We are seeking a senior professional with strong management skills to lead our engineering practice which has a focus on bridges and ports. This opportunity, for the correct individual, is to provide leadership, business development, project management, and technical direction, oversee the delivery of all our engineering work, and to grow our capability to meet the requirements of our growing client focused business. This unique opportunity has been created by a new business plan focused on the roll out of our special blend of services across Canada. The individual we are seeking is an engineering manager who can build and lead a talented group of professionals around the unique structural monitoring, design and education service model of our firm. This person understands the technical excellence required, enjoys the business development challenges and can for profitability.




• Undergraduate or Graduate Engineering Degree.

• Ability to register as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) in the province of Nova Scotia.

• Broad scope knowledge of civil designs and an understanding of industry codes, standards, and construction methods.

• Material design experience, which may include experience in the use of structural steel, reinforced concrete, FRP, and/or wood.

• Minimum 8 years experience working in the design of bridge and port structures as well as heavy industrial projects.

• A unique focus on structural health monitoring (SHM) or experience in this area would also be considered a strong asset.

• Ability to handle multiple tasks.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skill.

• Team-oriented and a creative thinker.

• Keen decision-making abilities.

• Previous experience mentoring and coaching junior/intermediate level designers and technical professionals.


At various stages you will be working with a team of highly qualified professionals who together will manage the professional practices of the company. You will also manage the company’s relationships with technical organizations and participate in the annual BRIDGELIFE Conference. The successful candidate can expect challenge and rewarding work, you will have the opportunity to grow and contribute to the building of a world class Canadian engineering firm.


Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to the company as follows;



1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1100

Halifax, NS

B3J 3K5

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Please Reference Position Title: MacDonnell Group Engineering Manager-Halifax.