I got my Ph.D. in Structural Engineering about three years ago. Since then, I have been working with a land developer in Toronto, Ontario. I thought this position would provide me with lots of experience as I will be involved in structural, civil, environmental, transportation, geotechnical studies, etc...
Unfortunately, what I found myself doing is creating feasibility studies and coordinating with other consultants to prepare the studies. It's more like a coordinator rather than an engineer.
I feel that I wasted a lot of precious time in my current position. I want to start in a Structural Engineering firm as this is my everyday's dream! I appreciate if you could provide me with your thoughts on how to find a good position as a Structural Engineer and what references/books/software should I focus on while I am applying for a new job.
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to discuss this issue, but I really need support from experienced engineers like you.
Thanks very much.