You are logged in as customer LOG OUT
6 PrepPacks™
60+ Prepared
600+ Questions








Select the PrepPack™ You Need

What Qualifications Are Structural Engineers Required to Have?

There are several ways to become a Structural Engineer. You may receive a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering. What is important is to have this degree accredited by the Institution of Structural Engineers. Afterwards, you can also receive professional qualifications with the same institution, if you want to move forward your career in the place where you are already employed or if you look for a place in another company. For instance, you can apply for a status of Incorporated Engineer (IEng), if you have a bachelor’s degree in engineering. If you hold a master’s in engineering, then you can obtain Charted Engineer (CEng) status. Note that employers prefer to hire charted engineers; this status is, therefore, worth receiving to improve your career prospects.

Yet before obtaining these two qualifications, you will need to complete vocational training with an accredited employer. You will also need to have a professional review. Neither should you undervalue the importance of relevant work experience. If you have recently graduated from college, look for an employer who offers sponsorship, vacation work, or yearly placements. Working in a good company even for a year will help you hone your engineering skills and build needed contacts. Sometimes, becoming a Structural Engineer is possible without having a degree in engineering; you can become a Structural Engineer by joining either an apprenticeship or a training programs offered by some employers.

How Can JobTestPrep Help?

JobTestPrep is experienced in helping job applicants to get hired. To lead job candidates through their application process and make their dreams of employment come true, we have modelled our practice materials on the tests usually offered to candidates vying for the position of the Structural Engineer. In our specially created PrepPack™ we have put together the Numerical Reasoning Test, the Verbal Reasoning Test, and the Logical Reasoning Test. If you practice with our close test simulations, you will enhance the accuracy of your calculations, your understanding of written texts, and your analytical skills as well. These qualities are indispensable for a Structural Engineer and will help you pass your pre-hire examinations with high scores.

In addition to these tests, our PrepPack™ also contains the Personality Test. Not infrequently, employers ask their job candidates to take the Personality Test so that they could weed out those people who have aberrant personality traits and will not be a good fit for their company. Our simulations of the Personality Test will train you to highlight your best qualities most impressively. With us, you will also understand what traits employers look for in their prospective job candidates and will learn how to show them off during your interviews. JobTestPrep’s carefully designed interview resources fulfill a similar role: they explain to you how to leave a lasting impression on your recruiters and how to inspire them to choose you among other candidates for the position of the Structural Engineer.  

JobTestPrep is specializing in helping job applicants become hired. Our sophisticated PrepPacks™ contain all required materials to empower you with knowledge and confidence and to guarantee that you will receive an employment letter for your wished-for position. 

Structural Engineer Companies
WorleyParsons 3coast 4 S.T.E.L. ENGINEERING Ability Professional Network
Accord Architects and Engineers Adecco AECOM Aerosource
Aerotek Affinity Executive Search Alternative Generators Ameri-Force
AMV Solutions LLC AOG Apollo Professional Solutions Apple & Associates
APR Consulting Argus Technical Services Arlington County (Virginia) Government Arlington County Government
Army Corps of Engineers Arnold-Hanafin Corporation AutoPro Technical Recruiting Avalon Executive Search
Barkley Consulting Engineers Bechtel Bertram & Associates Bio-Partners
Biter & Associates Black & Veatch Blair Search Burns & McDonnell
Byrnes and Rupkey Cameron Craig Group Can-Tech Services Career Brokers
Career Builder Construction Jobs Career Development Partners Career Transitions Careers 2005
CBC CDI Corporation Cenergy Partners Cessna Aircraft Company
CHASE Professionals Chicago Transit Authority Chipton Ross City and County of Honolulu HI
City of Falls Church City Of Miami Beach City of Portland Oregon's Bureau of Development Services City of San Diego
Civil & Environmental Consulting Firm Clark Engineering Corporation Client Staffing Solutions Clifton Johnson Associates
CMD And Associates Comforce CommTech Services Company LogoExperis
Confindental ConsultNet Consumer and Regulatory Affair Core Competencies
CRTechnical CSI Tech CTR Group CTS International
CyberCoders Cypress Employment Services D'Amato Conversano Damcosoft
DASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York DAVRON Davron Staffing Department of Sanitation
Department of Transportation DEPCOM Power DEPT OF PARKS & RECREATION Destek Engineering
Direct Hire Pros E3 Recruiting Engineering Express Engineering Headquarters
Engineering Resource Group Engineering Search Firm Engineering Services Group Enginuity Advantage
Enterprise Search Associates Epitec ESPO Engineering Corp Essential Personnel
Express Employment Professionals Eyncon Engineering Faststream Recruitment Flightstar Aircraft Services
Food Management Search FORCON International Fowler Placement Services FPC of Concord
fulltimeGiGS Futures Consulting Futures Consulting LLC G. Peterson Consulting Group
Gables Search Group GACE Consulting Engineers DPC General Employment GeoLogics Corporation
German Gonzalez Global Technology Associates GML Global Recruitment gpac
Graham & Associates GTA GulfStream Aerospace Hardesty & Hanover
Hartje Lumber HDR Helffrich International Hellmuth Obata + Kassabaum
HH Building Consulting and Architecture Hinge LLC Hire Horizons Hire Resolve
HKA Enterprises ICG Iconma- Recruiting/Staffing INCONEN
Inconen Corporation InDepth Engineering Solutions Industrial Pre Engineered Building Systems Ingman Company
Integrity Technical Services Intergrated Talent Strategies iSwan Recruitment Solutions ITS Technologies
Jacobs Jannat Hospitality Group JD Cotter Search JDP Search Group
Jim Crumpley & Associates Job Shop Johnson Service Group King County WA
KJMK Management DBA RealStreet Staffing (A) Konik PrimeStaff KPD Partners KRM Consultants
L&T Technology Services Ltd. Lamonbys Recruitment LavaRock LEE & RO
LEVEL Engineering LLC Liberty Personnel Services LMW Engineering Group Lodestar Executive Search
Lorelei Staffing Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority LVI Associates Magna Manufacturing and Contracting Corp.
Management Performance Associates Mangrum Career Solutions Markent Personnel Max Populi
MBA IT Consulting Services mcgee enterprises MedExec International Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Midcom Corporation Military4Hire MJ Recruiters MK Industries
MMS Group Moffatt & Nichol MTR Solutions Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers
Murray Engineering P.C. Nederveld NES Global Talent New York City School Construction Authority
NewCareers Newman-Johnson-King & A H Justice Search Consultants North Peak Recruiting NSC Technologies
Objectwin Technology On Point On-Board Services
One Tech Engineering ONESource Technical On-Target Recruiting OpTech LLC
Palmer Group PANGEATWO Parsons PB World (Parsons Brinkerhoff)
PCE PDS Tech Penguin Recruitment Penn Technical Staffing
Phillips Staffing Solutions PK Associates Plastic Executive Recruiters Ploeger Recruiting Services
PMG Employment Consultants PointOne Recruiting Solutions PowerSearch Prevalent Group
Prime Design Professional Recruiting Partners Progressive Recruitment ProLink
Prosigo Executive Search PRS Engineering PSU Personnel Services Unlimited PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting
PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services PVE QPS Employment Group Randstad
Rayco Technical Solutions RCP Retro Experts RHH
Right Recruiting RJS Associates RMA Consulting Engineering & Design Russ Hadick & Associates
Russ Hadick and Associates SAIPEM SearchStars SEC SOLUTIONS
Selectek SEPTA Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP SOAR Staffing
Soft Source Sound Transit Spencer Reed Group Spherion
SSFM International Stantec Consulting State of Michigan
Steel Structures Detailing Step Beyond Strongfield Aviation plc Structural Engineering Firm
Structural Technologies StrongPoint STSI Success Staffing Agency Sullaway Engineering
Superior Search Consultants System One Systematic business consulting T.Y. Lin International
Talentlogic TalentPro Talos Solutions TEC INTERNATIONAL
Tech USA Technology Recruiting Solutions TerkoTech The Hastings Group
The Job Jobber The Pursell Group Tri-Force True North Consultants
Two Roads Professional Resources University of California Berkeley University of California Irvine US Pro Services
VAAS corp Vantage Point LLC Vantage Point Recruiters Vehma International of America Volt Walker Dendle Technical Recruitment Walter P. Moore & Associates
Ware Technology Services Webuild Staffing Westinghouse Electric Company Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Wolfman & Associates P.C. WSP USA CORP    
Most Popular Tests
Caliper Personality Profile Criticall Test GardaWorld IBEW Apprenticeship
BMCT PI LI Test NJATC Apprenticeship Hogan Assessment
Kenexa Test Ramsay Mechanical Test Wonderlic Test Korn Ferry Leadership
CAST Test Watson-Glaser Test Civil Services California Pelletb Exam
Maersk Assessment USA Hire Assessment Valero Assessment Electrician Apprentice Exam
Aptitude Tests DDI Assessment EDPT Test Criteria CCAT

What Is the Structural Engineer?


The job that structural engineers perform is related to civil engineering. Structural engineering used to belong to the field of civil engineering, but, influenced by technological developments, it has recently developed into a separate discipline. Unlike civil engineering that is concerned more with design of a building, structural engineering focuses rather on materials used to construct this building. The task of the Structural Engineer is to ensure that materials can support the design proposed by architects and civil engineers.

The Structural Engineer also ensures structures’ safety, evaluating whether they can remain undamaged in the times of severe natural disasters such as hurricanes, tsunami, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods. They also ascertain the durability of structures and check whether they do not rotate, vibrate, collapse, or become dilapidated while being used.  Another responsibility of the Structural Engineer is to inspect existing buildings and guarantee that they can be continued to be used.

Structural Engineers do not work alone. They always work in tandem with architects, designers, and geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineers. Structures whose physical integrity structural engineers ensure include but not limited to houses, offices, hospitals, bridges, tunnels, oil rigs, ships, and aircrafts. In helping to construct these and similar structures, structural engineers decide on the materials for them to satisfy design configurations. They also inspect the structures while they are being built and give advice to engineers and contractors.

What Responsibilities Do Structural Engineers Take?

Responsibilities of structural engineers vary depending on what part of a project they are involved in. If they participate in designing a structure, they calculate how much loads and stresses it can carry or endure. In doing so, structural engineers should understand well what qualities building materials have and how to incorporate into the structure columns, foundations, and support beams.

Another responsibility that structural engineers have is examining land and soil on which a building or a bridge will be erected. They investigate the stability of the earth and its suitability for the fulfilment of the project in question. Instead of working in offices, as they do while designing, structural engineers work primarily on built sites as a construction project gets underway.

It is a part of the structural engineer’s responsibility to convey his thoughts and opinions to other members of the staff working on the same project. As a rule, they are expected to consult and discuss projects with environmental scientists, landscape architects, and engineers. They also often assist representatives of the government, if they are involved in the construction.

Structural Engineers also take a responsibility for organizing and delivering of materials and equipment required for projects.  They also often supervise on-site performance of workers and other engineers.


Not what you were looking for?
Need Help question mark
minimize close
Need Help question mark
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you soon.
Your message was sent. We will contact you shortly.
There was a problem sending your message. Please try again in a few minutes.