Architectural Engineer
Alternate Title: Civil Engineer, Design Engineer, Structural Engineer
Architectural Engineer

Architectural Engineers use mathematical and scientific principles in building design to test, evaluate, and improve the structural integrity of buildings and building systems.

An Architectural Engineer analyzes building or system prototypes submitted by architects in order to increase efficiency, decrease costs, and enforce adherence of building codes and compliance issues. These engineers must also evaluate proposed electrical systems to ensure occupational safety and assess window costs. An Architectural Engineer may specialize in the design of a particular type of building system, such as ventilation, electrical, or plumbing.

An Architectural Engineer is responsible for working with internal departments and external project teams on building and design projects, ensuring the structural and functional integrity of building structures and systems, and identifying and solving design flaws. They analyze and revise building plans, prototypes, or structures ensuring safe, efficient, and reliable operation. Architectural Engineers assist team members with project objectives, budgets, and timelines. Architectural Engineers participate in site visits and the testing and evaluating of building systems to find problems and improvements. Architectural Engineers work closely with a project's architects; however their area of expertise is specifically engineering and the building process.