Design Engineer - Structural

Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking design engineers. 

R+C is one of the foremost engineering practices in California providing structural and geotechnical engineering. Established in 1960, we are committed to hands-on involvement with our clients and to maintaining a friendly and welcoming in-office atmosphere. 

Our new building portfolio includes significant collaborations with internationally acclaimed architects on a variety of building types. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide creative and practical solutions that support great architectural visions. Our services also include seismic evaluations and retrofits of existing buildings. We have many new and exciting projects in the institutional and commercial sectors, both here in the U.S. and abroad. 

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

Candidates should have strong analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to develop and maintain good relationships with peers.

Desired Qualifications

  • A master's degree in structural engineering is required
  • 3-5 years of experience working in the building structural engineering field 
  • California PE license required
  • Experience designing building structures in concrete and steel
  • Experience with assessment and retrofit of existing buildings (ASCE 41 and CEBC) preferred
  • Experience with building analysis software such as RAM, ETABS, and SAP2000
  • Experience with Revit Structure
  • Experience with Perform 3D is a plus

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of two references to for consideration. 

The subject line of the email should read: Design Engineer - Structural [Candidate Name]