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Structural Engineering Designer

The H.L. Turner Group Inc., a Concord, NH based inter-disciplinary Architectural & Engineering firm, has an immediate opening for a highly motivated structural designer to supplement our Structural Engineering Group as well as our other design teams.  The candidate, under the supervision of our Senior Structural Engineers, will prepare plans and details and possibly provide design support for various public and private projects.

We seek an innovative thinker with excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills who is self-motivated, willing to advance their proficiency, able to work independently, and the ability to manage multiple priorities with strict deadlines.

Responsibilities will include plan preparation and assistance with designs for hydro/dam projects, building projects, large and small structural projects, and interaction with other design disciplines.  Education: Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree in Structural Engineering or Architectural Engineering Technology, working knowledge of AUTOCAD®, Microsoft Excel®, and Microsoft Word®.  Experience with REVIT and Bentley RAM is a plus.  Experience: Ideal candidate has 2-5 years related experience.  Preference will be given to individuals who have design experience demonstrating a range of structural projects and materials.  Please forward the following information:

• Cover letter summarizing your experience and how it aligns with this position.

• Resume identifying your employment history including firm names, dates of employment, positions held, and relevant work experience.

• References: Provide a list of three references who can be contacted prior to an interview.  Include the firm name, title, phone, and email information.

• Work Samples: Provide an initial sample of your portfolio electronically.

Competitive compensation and benefits package included for the successful candidate.  All inquiries will be held in the strictest of confidence.  The H.L. Turner Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please send all resumes to Sara Ihle at The H.L. Turner Group Inc., 27 Locke Road, Concord, NH 03301, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Articles & Conference Papers

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Filtration in Vocational Schools; Particle Filtration & Air Pressure Control in Vocational Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 12, Issue 6, April 2011.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Microbial Contamination in Schools; Warm and Dry Basements & Crawlspaces!", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 12, Issue 4, February 2011.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Year in Review: Schools; Energy Retrofits and Indoor Air Quality", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 12, Issue 2, December 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools; Black Water Contamination: What to Do if it Happens to You", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 12, October 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Moisture Control in Schools; Water Intrusion or Dampness? Avoid Mold Amplification", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 10, August 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “HVAC Hygiene & Healthy Building Ventilation Systems", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 8, June 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “IAQ, Weatherization & Proper Air Filtration", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 6, April 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Moisture Control? Avoiding Mold Amplification", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 4, February 2010.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Odors upon Return from Winter Vacation", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 12, October 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “Top 10 Ways to Prevent Mold Amplification", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 10, August 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Summer Dehumidification: Avoiding Mold Problems", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 8, June 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F.T., Turner, W.A. “VOC Vapor Intrusion from Soil Gas in Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 7, May 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools, HVAC Hygiene & Ducts", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 4, February 2009.

Caulfield, S.M., Harrison, J.J., Turner, W.A. “Saving Energy & Reducing Your Carbon Footprint", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 10, Issue 2, December 2008.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools: Particle Air Cleaning in Schools: Does it Affect Wellness?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 9, Issue 10, August 2008.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools: Cleaning in Schools: Effectiveness and Safety", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 9, Issue 6, April 2008.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools: Maintaining Healthy IAQ During the Winter", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 9, Issue 4, February 2008.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “IAQ in Schools: Overall School Hygiene Practice Is a Key to Prevention", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2007.

Caulfield, S.M., Harrison, J., Turner, W.A. “IAQ and Schools: Improving IAQ and Saving Energy During the Heating Season", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 12, October 2007.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “New School Checklist: Can We Head Off at the Pass?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 10, August 2007.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Avoiding Possible IAQ Problems in the Summer", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 8, June 2007.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Look at HVAC, Sources to Settle Enduring Trouble", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 6, April 2007.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Again, It's That Boiler Smell I Thought We Fixed!", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 4, February 2007.

Turner, W.A. “Avoiding Mold Amplification in Textile Flooring", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 8, Issue 2, December 2006.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Roof Leaks Causing Disruptions: What to Do?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 7, Issue 12, October 2006.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Ooh, That Smell! Sewer Gas Again - What to Do?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 7, Issue 10, August 2006.

Brennan, T., Turner, W.A. “Trap 'em, Starve 'em, Keep 'em Out of the Facility", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 7, Issue 8, June 2006.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “What Are the Standards of Care for IAQ in Schools?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 7, Issue 6, April 2006.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Humidity in Schools: Too Dry or Too Damp?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 7, Issue 4, February 2006.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Schools Can Save Energy During Heating Season", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 12, October 2005.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Retro-Commissioning Schools Accomplishes Goals", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 10, August 2005.

Caulfield, S.M., Turner, W.A. “Airflow Mapping: An Aspect of Building Pathway Diagnostics for Creating Good IAQ in Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 8, June 2005.

Belida, L., Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F., Turner, W.A. “Microclimate Analysis: One Aspect of Building Envelope Commissioning for High-Performance Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 6, April 2005.

Belida, L., Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F., Turner, W.A. “Mold Growth in Exterior Walls: What's a Fella to Do?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 4, February 2005.

Belida, L., Turner, W.A. “2004 IAQ/HVAC and Building Science in Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2004.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F., Turner, W.A. “Guidance for Renovations in Occupied Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 5, Issue 10, August 2004.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F., Taylor, P., Turner, W.A. “Handling Allergens and Pollen in the Air in a School", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 5, Issue 8, June 2004.

Caulfield, S.M., Decker, B., Turner, W.A. “Design Makes Green HVAC Retrofit Elementary", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 5, Issue 6, April 2004.

Caulfield, S.M., McKnight, F., Turner, W.A. “Avoiding Mold Growth in Schools During Humidity", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 5, Issue 4, February 2004.

Turner, W.A. “IAQ, HVAC Challenges Presented in 2003 to Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2003.

Caulfield, S.M., Taylor, P., Turner, W.A. “Autumn Checklist for Schools: HVAC Re-commissioning, Indoor Environment Connections", Volume 4, Issue 12, October 2003.

Belida, L., Turner, W.A. “Green Ventilation Systems for Healthy Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 10, August 2003.

Turner, W.A. “Commissioning for Balanced Airflows in Schools in All Climate Zones: Why?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 8, June 2003.

Turner, W.A. “Why Ventilation Is Necessary In Our Residences", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 7, May 2003.

Turner, W.A. “Unplanned Air Flows And Poor IAQ In Vo-Tech Schools", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 6, April 2003.

Taylor, P., Turner, W.A. “Responding To Clean Water Flooding In A School", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 5, March 2003.

Belida, L., Turner, W.A. “Air Quality Ranks High In New School Design Needs", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 4, February 2003.

Turner, W.A. “Peeling The Onion: What's The Likely Source Of Visible Dust And What Can Be Done About It", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2002.

McKnight, F., Turner, W.A. “Peeling The Onion: Headaches, Moldy Odors And Occupancy In A Basement", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 3, Issue 10, August 2002.

Turner, W.A. “Peeling The Onion: Headaches, Combustion Odors, Sewer Odors And Floor Coverings", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 3, Issue 8, June 2002.

Turner, W.A. “Peeling The Onion: Mystery Odors Long After The Flooding Event?", Indoor Environment Connections, Volume 3, Issue 6, April 2002.

Turner, W.A., Caulfield, S.C., Ellis, T., Lewia, R. "Real-time Measurement of (PM-10) Dust Levels in Carpeted and Non-Carpeted School Gym Rooms", Presented at Indoor Air 2002, 9th Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Monterey, California.

Manuals

Galbreith, Brennan, Turner, Light, Lstiburek, "An IAQ Manual for Building Owners and Operators", in preparation for USE Indoor Air Division, Building Air Quality, A Guide for Owners and Facility Managers.

Turner, W.A., Brennan, T., “Interim Design and Construction Guidance for Radon Resistant and Easy to Mitigate New Schools", USEPA ORD.

The Turner Group is committed to financially supporting and/or participating in the Greater Concord community and throughout the New England area.  Listed below are a few examples of this commitment:

  • American Heart Association
  • Bishop Brady Hockey
  • Black Ice Pond Hockey Association
  • Capital Region Food Program
  • City of Concord Recreation Department Fireworks Show
  • Community Bridges
  • Concord Boys & Girls Club
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Friendly Kitchen
  • Girl Scouts “Operation Cookie"
  • Hillsboro Balloon Festival
  • Hugs Not Drugs
  • JosiahBartlett Center for Public Policy
  • Laconia AreaCommunity Land Trust
  • Main Street Concord
  • Manchester Boys & Girls Club
  • Memories Alive at Plymouth State University
  • New Hampshire Food Bank
  • New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers' Engineers Week
  • Red River Theater
  • Salvation Army
  • United Way

In addition to community activities, The Turner Group also is involved with a number of organizations and sponsorships.  These groups include the following:

  • American Concrete Institute
  • American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials
  • Business & Industry Association of NH
  • Home Builders and Remodelors
  • International Erosion Control Association
  • National Associates of Women in Construction
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • NH Association of Natural Resources
  • NH Bankers Association
  • NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors
  • NH Joint Engineering Society
  • NH Public Radio
  • NH Public Works and Municipal Engineers Association
  • NH Society of Professional Engineers
  • NH Water Pollution Control Association
  • Safety and Health Council of Northern New England
  • Structural Engineers of NH
  • Sustainable Building Council
  • UNH Department of Civil Engineering
  • US Green Building Council
  • And more.
  • Recognized Value Award - Hillsboro-Deering Middle School, Hillsborough, NH
    Presented by DesignShare Awards Program
      
  • Recognized Value Award - Timberlane Performing Arts Center, Plaistow, NH
    Presented by DesignShare Awards Program
      
  • Engineer of the Year - Harold Turner, Jr., PE, President/CEO
    Presented by the NH Society of Professional Engineers
      
  • ABC Award of Merit - Dartmouth College Squash Courts, Hanover, NH
    Performed in conjunction with Hodess Construction Coporation.
      
  • United Way Award of Distinction
    For Supporting Human Care Services
      
  • Green School Certificate of Commitment - Loren M. Belida, AIA, Senior Vice President
    Presented by the Center for Environmental Education of Antioch New England Institute
    For dedication to building green schools
      
  • New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award
    For Outstanding Revitalization and Renovation of City Water Works
      
  • Alfred E. Peloquin Award - Joseph M. Ducharme, Jr., PE, President, TTG Environmental Consultants, LLC Presented annually to individual from each of the six New England States for high level of interest and performance in wastewater operations and contributions to the wastewater field
       
  • NH Business of the Decade in the Real Estate / Construction / Engineering category
    Presented by Business NH Magazine and the NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
      
  • New Englander Award for Innovation
    Presented by Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)
    For pioneering major architectural innovations to create the Advantage Classroom
      
  • Environmental Merit Award
    Presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
    In recognition of demonstrated commitment and significant contributions to the environment
      
  • NH Business of the Year in the Real Estate / Construction / Engineering category
    Presented by Business NH Magazine and NH Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

2011 Speaking Engagements

September 6-9, 2011 - Public Health Assessments; Combining Semi-Aggressive Diagnostic Mold Testing & Building Science Diagnostics by: S. Caulfield, PE, CIH; W. Turner, MS, PE; F. McKnight, PE, Saratoga Springs, New York
6th International Scientific Conference on Bioaerosols, Fungi, Bacteria, Mycotoxins in Indoor & Outdoor Environments & Human Health

June 5-10, 2011 - Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions Via Active Energy Recovery Retrofits in Existing Schools
Indoor Air: The 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Austin, TX 

June 5-10, 2011 - Determining the Impact of a High Efficiency Wood Boiler on Local Air Quality
Indoor Air 2011: The 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Austin, TX 

April 21, 2011 - Current Business Climate and the Role of Small Business
New Hampshire House Business Coalition
Concord, NH 

January 7, 2011 - Perspectives on the Economy and Business Growth
House and Senate Finance and Ways and Means Committee
Concord, NH

Past Speaking Engagements

Independent and Family-Owned Business Forum
Southern New HampshireUniversity

Repair of Failed Veneer Rainscreen Wall Systems From the Inside
Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA

Building Tightness and IAQ
NESEA Conference
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

Preventing and Dealing with Mold Growth After Things Get Wet
New Hampshire Health Officer's Meeting

Building Shell and IAQ
NESEA Conference

High Performance Geothermal Heating and Cooling
NESEA Conference

Healthy Buildings from Scratch
ASHRAE Conference
Portland, ME

Pathways in Buildings
Presented at 6th International Indoor Air Quality Symposium
Chicago, IL

ABC's of the Building Project / Green Maintenance
NESDEC Conference
Marlborough, MA

Demystifying High Performance Schools
NESDEC Conference
Marlborough, MA

Solutions for School Facilities Today and Tomorrow
Montpelier, VT

Ventilation in Homes Training
Augusta, ME

UNH Center for Educational Field Services
Co-Teacher for “Public Facilities Planning"

ME, NH, VT Association of School Business Officials
Guest Speaker on “Trends in Design of School Facilities"

NH School Administrators Association
Guest Speaker on “Innovative Concepts in Classroom Design" 

New EnglandSchool Development Council
Guest Speaker on “Construction Delivery Methods" 

WCVB-TV, Channel 5, Boston, MA
Profile of Boscawen Elementary School as part of special series on “School Daze" 

National Speaker - White House Millennium Council “Schools as Centers of Community"

National Speaker - USEPA “Design Tools for Schools"