Director of Engineering

Job Locations US-MI-Troy
Job ID
# of Openings
Salaried Full-Time
Engineering/ Design

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description

Z Modular is looking for a self-motivated Director of Engineering for our Troy, MI office.  This position will report to the Vice President of Engineering, Research & Development.  We are looking for someone who is highly detailed-oriented, thorough, analytical, and a good manager of people.

The successful applicant will direct and supervise Engineers, perform technical design work, and provide oversight and coordination with other groups within the company. This position involves participation in project meetings and client meetings.  Some travel to plants and other offices will be required.

As the Director of Engineering you will lead the structural design of steel modular buildings.  You will oversee the development of structural details to conform to our production standards.  You will develop standard operating procedures for the engineering department including the MEP design team.


  • Lead and manage all operational activities of the Engineering Department
  • Organize the engineering department and meet weekly with staff
  • Lead communication with our internal and external teammates and clients
  • Prepare and/or review SD’s, DD’s, and CD’s
  • Review building codes to ensure correct implementation of modular design
  • Coordinate with Project Managers, Architects, Civil Engineers, and MEP Engineers
  • Produce and/or review structural calculations
  • Review shop drawings to confirm compliance with the design drawings and project intent
  • Review and approve engineering consultant proposals
  • Write reports and present to client in addition to other parties as necessary
  • Manage the allocation of resources and personnel within the department
  • Work directly with executive leadership team

Position Requirements:

  • BS degree (MS preferred) in Structural, Civil, or Architectural Engineering
  • PE License preferably with an NCEES record
  • 15 plus years of relevant engineering experience including steel building design
  • Ability to prepare structural designs for steel, concrete, masonry, and light gage steel
  • A good understanding of welding design
  • Multi story building design experience
  • Proficient in structural analysis software (preferably RISA)
  • Experience managing teams of engineers and drafters
  • Have a good understanding of basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to travel (approximately 10%) including travel to Canada
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD or Revit
  • Organized with the ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficient with Microsoft-based computer programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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