Structural Engineers Do What? Marine Diver Daniel Murphy Explains.


Structural Engineers
Do What?

Event Details

Thursday, February 2nd at 5:30 pm EST
77 Water Street, New York, NY 10035 + Virtual

Going beyond buildings, the field structural engineering is integral to every aspect of the built environment, from land to water, with a variety of niche services across the industry.

Marine Dive Inspector, Daniel Murphy will be discussing his specialty this Thursday evening, 2/2, as part of SEAoNY Student Outreach & NCSEA’s candid conversations panel on lesser-known career tracks in structural engineering!

Join him and the other Structural Engineers Do What?” panelists who will speak to their experiences and share advice about pursuing these often not-thought-of career options.

About Daniel Murphy, Marine Dive Inspector

For his undergraduate degree, he attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, graduating in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. While working, he completed a master’s degree program in Structural Engineering from University of Oklahoma. Following undergraduate graduation, he attended the Minnesota School of Commercial Diving, becoming a certified commercial diver. Immediately thereafter, he began working for McLaren Engineering Group as an Engineer Diver. This role encompassed performing structural inspections of waterfront facilities to assess and collect data necessary to develop rehabilitation or replacement design for aging infrastructure. He has worked within this role for the entirety of his career so far, working on a wide variety of structure types throughout the tristate area.

While in school, he anticipated working in the construction management industry as his internships were construction focused. Towards the end of his junior year his school ASCE board had a presentation by an individual who worked as an engineer diver for several decades, discussing the career path. Inspired by this talk, he searched for employment with firms that specialized in such work landing at McLaren Engineering Group. Today he works as a Project Engineer within the Marine Group at McLaren Engineering Group.