In the News
December 18, 2018
Dickson and Dunn receive their SE
After holding their breaths for what seemed like an eternity, Darren and Greg are exhaling a collective sigh of relief (…along with the rest of us). Darren G. Dickson and Gregory S. Dunn received word from the State of Utah that they had passed the 16-hour licensing exam and obtained their S.E. designation.
Darren G. Dickson, SE
Darren grew up in construction where he gained over 16 years of construction-related experience such as wood framing and concrete work, as well as handled the majority of the cost estimating. Having this strong construction background has proved to be a successful catalyst into structural engineering and how detailing structures relates to constructability.
Darren completed his undergraduate and graduate work in the civil and environmental engineering program at the University of Utah, emphasizing in structural engineering. He has been with Dunn Associates, Inc. since 2012 and promoted to an Associate in December 2017. He has an impressive resume of award-winning projects like the new Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, Utah and One Empire Pass in Park City, Utah. His projects currently under design and construction include the Draper Recreation Center, Salt Lake International Airport North Concourse, and Pendry Park City; a modern luxury resort totaling approximately 500,000 square feet.
Tait Ketcham, Principal at Dunn Associates, Inc. who works closely with Darren, says of the accomplishment,
Darren is unquestionably a rising star. He has quickly gained the respect of clients, supervisors and peers with his passion, dedication and knowledge for structural engineering. His construction background drives him to find a balance between calculations and constructability, which has endeared him to contractors. I am certain that Darren will be a leader well into the future.
Gregory S. Dunn, SE
Structural Engineering has been a part of Greg’s family dialogue his entire life. When asked what this accomplishment meant to him, he smiled and answered, “This has been a lifelong dream. I’ve known I wanted to do this from a very young age.”
Greg graduated with a Master’s of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Utah, emphasizing in structural engineering, then joined Dunn Associates, Inc. in 2011. He was promoted to an Associate in 2017 and has spent a large portion of his career focused in the tilt-up world where he is continuously exploring the next innovation in tilt design.
He has well over two-million square feet of concrete tilt-up on his resume with projects at Business Depot Ogden (BDO) and the UPS Distribution Facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. His sights are currently set on tackling a multi-story tilt-up project in the Salt Lake area totaling half a million square-feet, and that’s not all! Greg’s experience extends beyond concrete tilt with projects like Xactware Corporate Office and Ancestry Corporate Office at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah. He is currently working on the new Malouf Headquarters in Logan, Utah.
Justin Jacobs, Principal Architect at GSBS Architects, reacted to the news.
It has been my sincere pleasure to have worked with Greg on a number of recent projects. He has consistently brought creative solutions to every design challenge we have thrown at him while making every effort to understand and uphold the intent behind those designs. Congratulations to Greg – I look forward to many more opportunities to work together in the future.
Join Our Team!
Dunn Associates, Inc. is growing strategically and looking for the best people. As a leading structural engineering firm in the intermountain area for over 20 years, Dunn Associates continues to be involved with some of the best projects in the region. Exclusively focused on structures, we innovate, create and optimize unique structural solutions for our loyal public and private clients.
The successful candidate will first and foremost be required to have high personal skills while interacting with our clients. We are professional consultants and our attitudes and manors are of high importance. Interaction with design and administrative professionals within our office is expected.
STRATEGIC MARKETING PLAN – Continue to implement the overall strategic plan regarding Dunn Associates, Inc. and its marketing endeavors.
CLIENT RELATIONS – Work closely with principals, associates and others to foster and advance relationships with top clients and potential clients. Leverage a network of relationships with key decision-makers, primarily with owners, architects and contractors, to establish good will, share project leads and expand opportunities with the public sector clients.
PROPOSALS / QUALIFICATIONS – Respond to RFPs and RFQs, including requests by architects and contractors who are responding to RFPs and RFQs, develop the appropriate material to leverage Dunn Associates’ qualifications in regard to the specified projects. Follow self-established and business development leads to track projects both prior to and following the submittal of Statements of Qualifications and Proposals.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT – Update information kept in company database (Cosential & Deltek Ajera), including contacts, projects, prospective projects and workload. Work closely with project managers and engineers to develop content for use on the website, in firm profiles, social media, and in RFPs and RFQs. Work with project managers and in-house photographer to acquire photos of current and past projects for use in marketing efforts.
PUBLIC RELATIONS – Develop opportunities with news and media organizations to promote Dunn Associates, Inc., its personnel, projects and other accomplishments. Create advertisements according to publication specifications, contract for the advertising space and track the results of advertising efforts. Update and upgrade company website as necessary and appropriate. Work closely with project managers to develop content for bi-weekly posts to news/blog page. Create consistent and meaningful content for social media to increase company exposure for client relations and staff recruiting efforts. Attend industry-related events. Prepare and submit industry-specific award opportunities for staff and projects.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT – As necessary, provide phone support and assist administrative staff in carrying out their assignments including professional licensing, staff recruiting and human resources, workload, and company-sponsored events.
- Education—Bachelor’s degree; qualified experience may substitute for college education.
- A working knowledge of marketing-related softwares Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office are required. Experience with CRM (Cosential) and/or Deltek Ajera a plus.
- Experience working in the construction or professional services industry.
- Established rapport with key decision-makers in the construction industry, particularly architects and contractors would be added value.
Compensation is very competitive and varies with experience. Dunn pays full medical for the employee and their dependents, covers full dental for the employee, life insurance policies, engages in 401k matching, contributes $2,000 annually to HSA (Health Savings Account), and gives generous PTO (including holiday and vacation days). Other perks to be discussed as the dialog progresses.
How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit through online form.
Dunn Associates, Inc. (DAI) is a full-service structural engineering firm specializing in both public and private clients. We believe in an upbeat work environment while providing our clients with cutting-edge design solutions that consistently exceed expectations.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated designer/drafter with great communication skills. At least two years of experience with Revit is preferred, but all commercial structural design candidates will be considered.
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