Rutherford + Chekene is seeking a structural designer with 2 to 5 years of experience who will join our Building Systems Group to engineer and manage a wide range of tenant improvement projects. Clients include high-profile tech companies, labs, hospitals, and universities. Our diverse portfolio includes challenging projects from simple building remodels to complex structural alterations. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Design of supports for architectural features and components
  • Metal stud framing design
  • Seismic anchorage and bracing of equipment and MEP distribution systems
  • Extensive coordination and interaction with a variety of clients



  • A master's degree (preferred), or a 5-year Architectural Engineering degree
  • Strong background in seismic design of nonstructural components per ASCE Chapter 13 and OSHPD CBC Chapter A
  • 2 to 5 years of professional engineering experience
  • Excellent verbal and written skills


  • Solid analytical and detailing skills
  • Familiarity with LG Beamer or Simpson CFS Designer software
  • Proficiency with Revit, AutoCAD 3D and Navisworks
  • Experience in construction administration
  • Familiarity with OPMS and OSPs for OSHPD projects
  • Professional registration a plus

Rutherford + Chekene offers a competitive salary and benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, paid personal time off, 401(k) plan, and continuing education allowance. We believe in work-life balance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer.

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