At R+C, we are a passionate group of individuals who are excited to tackle project challenges head-on. Our driving motivation is to develop innovative, tailored solutions that stand the test of time and keep people safe. Since 1960, we have worked on many of California’s iconic structures like the Ferry Building, de Young Museum and Monterey Bay Aquarium, and we are active participants in code and guideline development.

Here you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of new design, renovation, and seismic evaluation projects with clients including universities, governments, high-tech companies, and hospitals to name a few. We are committed to hands-on learning at all levels and to maintaining a friendly and welcoming in-office atmosphere.


We are seeking candidates with strong analytical, detailing, communication, and interpersonal skills and that can develop and maintain good relationships with industry peers. We are looking for employees who enjoy engaging with architects and other clients, and those that are able to jump into a project and start working immediately.


  • A master's degree in structural engineering with courses in dynamic analysis, steel design, and concrete design
  • New graduates or those with up to one year of structural design experience
  • Familiarity with RAM and ETABS
  • Experience with Revit Structure, SAP 2000 Nonlinear, and Perform 3D a plus


We recognize that feeling good is integral to being able to do your best work. We are committed to supporting our employees and offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • Multiple medical plan options including PPO and HSA
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flex spending and transit plans
  • Paid personal time off
  • Retirement plans including 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Onsite and offsite company social events

Rutherford + Chekene provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, or status as a veteran.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript to for immediate consideration.

The subject line of the email should read:  Structural Designer (Recent Graduate) [Candidate Name]