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

A senior structural engineer leads and supervises other junior structural engineers. They are responsible for quality control of the site investigation to designing of any construction or civil project. He/she is also responsible for making sure that the structural engineers under them follow the set guidelines for investigating sites before construction.

Other duties include providing insights on the best measures to take before construction can begin to ensure safety and are responsible for the designing of the structure by working with his/her team of professionals. The senior engineer also acts as the spokesperson for the team of structural engineers, where he/she communicates all the necessary measures developed for the project.

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


Practice on a regular basis to improve the listening skill abilities.

Listen with the aim of understanding rather than the intent of replying.

[employee comments goal]

Always aim to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships with other people.

Not to allow my personality to be a hindrance to other people approaching me.

[employee comments goal]

Encourage member to member dialogues more than facilitator to member dialogues on discussion boards

Answer all emails from group members in a timely manner or assign someone to do it if one is not in a position to

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to clearly explain to other employees everything from the company's goals to specific tasks

Look for opportunities to deliver constructive feedback to other employees in order to improve their performance

[employee comments goal]

Understand the company's expectations, their requirements, their need and their mode of operations

Understand the seriousness of the project and the time allocated to each project

[employee comments goal]

Create time to individually engage each employee in finding out where major problems lies

Listen keenly to understand what each employee is finding challenging

[employee comments goal]

Find out how to exercise wise decision-making skills to be able to work on challenging tasks

Communicate clearly in both written and spoken format to leave no room for guesswork

[employee comments goal]

Make short to-do lists with short breaks in between to give one time to refresh between tasks

Stay calm under pressure and wait until one can make a difference or get involved

[employee comments goal]

Use positive language to define own goals and avoid using negative phrases that would make one lose focus on the goals

Break down goals into actionable daily or weekly tasks in order to not lose motivation if the goals seem too big or far away to accomplish

[employee comments goal]

Learn to utilize modern techniques of sharing and storing data such as cloud storage

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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