Design Engineer

March 6, 2023
Application ends: March 27, 2025

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Structural Design Engineer requires a strong focus on technical ability required to obtain the necessary expertise to design pre-engineered metal building systems. The substantial work of the engineer is to perform structural design of metal buildings. It is expected that the engineer will predict how much time a design will take to complete and can manage individual efforts and coordinate with other employees to ensure that the design goes smoothly.

This role is of an experienced engineer leader. The individual will learn our design standards as well as how to use the design software utilized by the company. The implementation of industry standards and compliance is a key responsibility. Additionally, this role requires extensive teamwork with many other disciplines, including some without technical expertise. Critical to the success of this role is the development of productive relationships between supervisors, other engineering personnel and employees, as well as builders, customers, and vendors.


  • Create neat, accurate, easy-to-follow designs that meet code requirements, manufacturing restraints and system deadlines that result in least-cost, easy to erect building systems that meet the customer’s needs and company procedures
  • Maintain the required schedule that often has late-addition requirements or changes in priority
  • Communicate needs and difficulties to all members of the team to assure quick disposition of problems
  • Continually improve productivity, accuracy, and ability, therefore increasing areas of expertise
  • Continually expand engineering knowledge in order to maintain their Professional Engineering License
  • Protect the public by employing sound engineering judgement without being overly conservative in the approach
  • Hire, train, and mentor other engineers as needed.
  • Review technical accuracy of the team’s work


  • Must have a structural or civil engineering degree and be PE certified, Master’s Degree is a plus
  • 4+ years (preferred) of experience in the building products industry
  • Experience with MBS
  • Extensive knowledge with current building code requirements
  • Understand both manufacturing process and fabrication techniques of products
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural drawings and the integration of the façade to the structure
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a fast-paced working environment
  • Must be self-motivated, creative and have the ability to learn and adapt

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Why work for Cornerstone Building Brands?

Our teams are at the heart of our purpose to positively contribute to the communities where we live, work and play. Full-time* team members receive** medical, dental and vision benefits starting day 1. Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, FSA, life insurance, LTD, STD, 401k, EAP, discount programs, tuition reimbursement, training, and professional development. You can also join one of our Employee Resource Groups which help support our commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

*Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week. **Union programs may vary depending on the collective bargaining agreement.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $75K to $95K + medical, dental, vision benefits starting day 1 + 401k and PTO. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. (Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week.)

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Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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