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Careers

The overarching principle at Silman is "Joy with Meaning." Silman is an energetic firm of people who bring enthusiasm and creativity to our rewarding and challenging work.
Our Core Values
1. Maintain an environment where people enjoy coming to work.
2. Make the work experience a positive one.
3. Maintain an environment (both physical and mental) that is conducive to creative thinking.
4. Encourage employees to work together in developing ideas through team effort.
5. Management is committed to fostering growth and excellence, both professionally and personally.
6. Promote mentoring.
7. Respect diversity and each other’s talents, beliefs, and values.
8. Accept ideas from employees with willingness and support.
9. Maintain regular and open communications at all times.
10. Be willing to change to suit the industry’s needs as well as the employee’s need
11. Promote freedom with responsibility.
1. Maintain an environment where people enjoy coming to work.
2. Make the work experience a positive one.
3. Maintain an environment (both physical and mental) that is conducive to creative thinking.
4. Encourage employees to work together in developing ideas through team effort.
5. Management is committed to fostering growth and excellence, both professionally and personally.
6. Promote mentoring.
7. Respect diversity and each other’s talents, beliefs, and values.
8. Accept ideas from employees with willingness and support.
9. Maintain regular and open communications at all times.
10. Be willing to change to suit the industry’s needs as well as the employee’s need
11. Promote freedom with responsibility.
Current Job Openings
Structural Engineer (Entry Level) - Future Position, Not Actively Hiring
New York
Silman is looking for exceptional recent graduates with 0-2 years of experience in structural engineering. If you would you like to begin your career working in a dynamic, growing firm, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes new engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in-between. Many of our employees spend time together after work and on weekends, enjoying the social and cultural life of the city. Silman currently sponsors various coed sports teams and encourages participation in events organized by the architectural community in which we work, including pro bono and charity functions.
Structural Engineer (Entry Level) - Future Position, Not Actively Hiring
Washington, D.C.
Silman is currently seeking creative and motivated entry-level structural engineers with 0-3 years of experience for our DC office. Prospective candidates will be in a position to contribute to a number of exciting and high profile projects with renowned architectural clients and design professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

MS in structural engineering from an accredited university or college
Passed the Engineer in Training (EIT) exam
Familiarity with Revit Structure
Structural Engineer (Entry Level) - Future Position, Not Actively Hiring
Ann Arbor
Silman is currently seeking self-motivated and creative entry level engineers and recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience in structural engineering for our Ann Arbor office. If you would you like to begin your career working in a dynamic and growing office, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes new engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in-between.
Structural Engineer (Entry Level) - Future Position, Not Actively Hiring
Boston
Silman is currently seeking self-motivated and creative entry level engineers and recent graduates with 0-3 years of experience in structural engineering for our Boston office. If you would like to begin your career working in a dynamic and growing office, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes new engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in-between.
Working at Silman
Benefits
We offer a competitive benefit package that includes insurance (health, dental, life, and disability), 401(k), profit sharing, vacation and paid holidays, transit benefits, overtime pay, summer hours, and a wellness program.
Mentorship + Professional Development
Silman is a creative, dynamic, and growing firm. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes engineers to a broad spectrum of building types and materials. Our structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in between. We are a firm that finds unique solutions to the challenges presented in our projects, and we encourage our engineers to have fun on every job.

Our mentorship program assists and encourages entry level and junior engineers in improving and developing their engineering skills, through the formal and informal mentoring and guidance of senior and experienced engineers within each studio.
Inclusion + Diversity
Silman’s creative and collaborative spirit is supported by a longtime belief in attracting a diverse group of talented and bright people. Our staff can and does make a difference.

We are committed to providing all of our employees and applicants equal opportunity employment, without regard to race, sex, creed or religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, age, marital status, disability which can be reasonably accommodated, veteran status, citizenship status, or any classification protected by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. We recognize and acknowledge individuals solely based on their contributions and accomplishments. Through implementation of this policy, it is our intent to provide full employment opportunities in recruitment, offer of employment, promotion, termination, and compensation.
Silman Wellness
Our wellness program promotes a foundation of habits and activities to support a balanced, healthy lifestyle. A few of the organized activities include group classes for yoga, meditation, and boxing, in addition to in-office diet and nutrition seminars.
Current Job Openings
Structural Engineer (Entry Level) - Future Position, Not Actively Hiring - New York
Silman is looking for exceptional recent graduates with 0-2 years of experience in structural engineering. If you would you like to begin your career working in a dynamic, growing firm, Silman could be a great fit for you. We have an open and diverse environment that exposes new engineers to a broad spectrum of buildings using all types of materials. Structural design projects range from new construction to preservation and everything in-between. Many of our employees spend time together after work and on weekends, enjoying the social and cultural life of the city. Silman currently sponsors various coed sports teams and encourages participation in events organized by the architectural community in which we work, including pro bono and charity functions.
Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering
Overview

The National Trust for Historic Preservation invites applications for the 2020-2021 Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering. The 12-month fellowship provides a recent graduate with the opportunity to work on various restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation projects at the Trust’s 27 sites nationwide and to work at Silman as a structural engineer. Projects may involve master planning, condition assessments, consultant team selection, technical research, materials conservation methods, preventive and corrective maintenance, contract documents, bidding and negotiation practices, contractor selection, job site administration, and distribution of grant funds.

Download 2020 FAQs

Qualifications

– Degree in Engineering (BS or MS) in Civil, Structural, or Architectural Engineering
– MS or MA in Historic Preservation
– Willingness to travel nationwide
– Strong professional interest in historic preservation

The Silman Fellow is required to complete a deliverable of benefit to the field of historic preservation that is suitable for publication and/or presentation. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, the Fellow will continue as a full-time employee of Silman.

Apply

The deadline for the 2020-2021 fellowship was March 13, 2020. Check back in early 2021 for details on the next round of applications that will be accepted for the 2021-2022 fellowship. 

Send cover letter, resume, and a brief expression of interest in a specific area. Applications may be sent either via e-mail or by post.

Address applications to:
Silman
1053 31st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Attn: Mary Jane Klingelhofer

Phone: 202 333 6230
email: mjk@silman.com

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Silman is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). As Silman is required by law to complete an Affirmative Action Plan each year showing the diversity of the firm’s hiring practice, we are requesting that all applicants participate in the Affirmative Action Program.
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