Employees are our most valuable asset. We enjoy being 100% employee-owned (ESOP) and having the opportunity to invest in ourselves and the future success of our firm. We look for candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to deliver outstanding service to our clients every day.


Culture

The culture at Paul J. Ford & Company promotes teamwork, innovation, learning, work/life balance, and community involvement. We offer flexible work schedules, paid time off, a business casual dress code, and frequent social events. We enjoy new challenges and are motivated by our ability to solve tough problems for clients that rely on us.


Benefits

We offer competitive wages and comprehensive benefits that include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • 401(k) savings program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Flexible Spending Account (dependent care and medical)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continuing education
  • Professional development
  • Paid professional membership dues
  • Paid professional license fees
  • Financial assistance for educational needs and licensure
  • Engineers are paid straight time for overtime (STOT)
  • Frequent social events
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Company paid parking
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Job Openings

Project Manager

Paul J. Ford & Company is seeking an experienced Project Manager for the Buildings Group in the Columbus, Ohio office.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand and execute projects within the objectives, schedule and budget of the contract.
  • Strong ability to communicate and manage multiple clients.
  • Participate in responding to RFP’s, setting of project budgets, schedules, and identifying labor resources for projects.
  • Develop project task lists in conjunction with the defined project scope of work.
  • Answer questions and give daily guidance to team members.
  • Review the work of team members to assure the accuracy and quality.
  • Promote use of and participate in the development of company production standards.
  • Review billing reports before invoicing and assist in collection of past-due accounts receivable.

Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of various sizes simultaneously.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of applicable Building Codes and Standards.
  • Extensive technical knowledge in designing and detailing steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures.
  • Ability to work in a team setting as well as independently.

Education and Work Experience Requirements

  • Must have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Must be a Registered Professional Engineer; Registered Structural Engineer is a plus
  • At least 15 years of experience in building design with a minimum of 5 years as a project manager.

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan (medical and dependent care) and 401(k). Company paid life and disability insurance, paid holidays, parking and paid time off. This position is an exempt position with overtime paid at straight time in excess of 40 hours worked per week.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements for consideration.

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Project Engineer

Paul J. Ford & Company is seeking a licensed (P.E.) Project Engineer in our Columbus, Ohio Office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs structural engineering design calculations and prepares structural engineering documents.
  • Performs structural engineering designs in accordance with applicable Building Codes and Standards.
  • Maintains effective communication with clients, architects, contractors, team members, and others during projects on a regular basis.
  • Directs CAD technicians in the production of drawings.
  • Manages multiple projects on a regular basis in a fast-paced environment to produce projects on time and on budget.
  • Attends client meetings, and travels to project sites for assessing field conditions and observations.

Candidates must be capable of performing structural analysis on various building elements and materials including, but not limited to, light gage metal framing, reinforced concrete, structural steel, wood, and reinforced masonry. Since this position requires working directly with clients, candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess a professional demeanor at all times, and have the ability to work well with others in a team environment. In addition, this position may require frequent travel to assess existing field conditions, perform field services prior to design, and field observations during construction. Candidate must be willing and able to work overtime as required to meet project deadlines and client requirements.

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Civil or Structural Engineering with at least five (5) years of experience in structural design. Candidate must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have passed the Professional Engineering Exam and be a licensed professional engineer (P.E.).

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan (medical and dependent care) and 401(k). Company paid life and disability insurance, paid holidays, parking and paid time off. This position is an exempt position with overtime paid at straight time in excess of 40 hours worked per week.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements for consideration.

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Structural Designer

Paul J. Ford & Company is seeking a Structural Designer for the Columbus, Ohio office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform structural design calculations for new telecommunications structures and foundations.
  • Perform structural analysis calculations for existing telecommunications structures and foundations.
  • Perform structural modification design and analysis for existing telecommunications structures and foundations.
  • Read, analyze and understand the specific project scope of the work.
  • Attend and perform site visits when needed.
  • Work with licensed engineers to review and revise the calculations and designs as needed.
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of proposals.
  • Have the ability to assist other departments as needed.

Candidates must have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structures and two to five years of experience, or be a recent graduate with advance knowledge in concrete and steel design. A licensed PE is preferred but not required. Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan (medical and dependent care) and 401(k). Company paid life and disability insurance, paid holidays, parking and paid time off. This position is an exempt position with overtime paid at straight time in excess of 40 hours worked per week.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements for consideration.

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CAD Technician

Paul J. Ford & Company is seeking an experienced CAD Technician for the Columbus, Ohio office.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing CAD support for structural engineering projects such as buildings, utility and telecommunication structures.
  • Creating and revising construction drawings and details.
  • Working with project team members to complete design tasks and production of required documents.

Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associate’s Degree.
  • 2+ years of experience in CAD.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using AutoCad.
  • Experience using BIM software (Revit) is a plus.
  • Ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams with minimal supervision.
  • Strong understanding of structural framing and communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending plan (medical and dependent care) and 401(k). Company paid life and disability insurance, paid holidays, parking and paid time off. This position is an exempt position with overtime paid at straight time in excess of 40 hours worked per week.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements for consideration.

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