Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a junior structural engineer.

A junior structural engineer works under senior structural engineers in site supervision, analyzing materials and designs of civil projects as well as working with other professionals in project teams. He/she utilizes the principles of physics, mechanics, and mathematics in developing sustainable projects on request.

In addition, they work in collaboration with the senior structural engineers, in designing of structures. At this stage, they assess if the proposed design/structure is capable of withstanding pressure. They work with the senior engineers in determining the kind of support the building will need to be safe including beams, foundations, and columns. Lastly, they are required to consult with other project team members.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Restate instructions and messages to ensure that they are well understood.

Always strive to ask and raise relevant questions and issues respectively during a conversation

[employee comments goal]

Learn to receive and give constructive feedback and to allow to be corrected.

Learn to talk in a very clear and concise way that other people can understand.

[employee comments goal]

To always take the time to listen to others when they talk and not to interrupt them.

Learn to be empathetic towards other people to understand what they are going through.

[employee comments goal]

Broaden or deepen the discussions as needed by asking only open-ended questions and avoiding questions that only require Yes or No answers

Consider members strengths, weaknesses and perspectives when setting up groups or assigning roles

[employee comments goal]

Keep communication platforms open at all times to allow openness

Manage timely appropriately to make the best use of each day

[employee comments goal]

Accomplish all the goals set as a group to encourage teamwork spirit

Be consistent in the delivery of the set goals to create a valuable record

[employee comments goal]

Know the direction to follow in executing the projects presented

Quit complaining and get down to work, use the resources provided as best as you can

[employee comments goal]

Carefully consider the feedback provided by supervisors and works on the weak areas

Take practical steps to work out the daily tasks set

[employee comments goal]

Narrow focus on a few goals at a time and focus all the effort on their completion

Take time to reward oneself for the already accomplished goals in order to feel more motivated to complete the others

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to get more certifications in new technology fields

Learn to use data mining techniques to identify patterns and predict future trends

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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