Senior Design Engineer - Structural

Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking senior 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, detailing, communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to develop and maintain good relationships with industry peers. We are looking for employees who enjoy engaging with architects and other clients.

Desired Qualifications

  • A master's degree in structural engineering
  • 5-10 years of experience working in the building structural engineering field
  • California PE license required; SE license preferred 
  • Experience designing building structures in concrete and steel 
  • Experience with assessment and retrofit of existing buildings (ASCE 41 and CEBC) preferred
  • Experience collaborating with contractors and architects
  • Experience with project management (budget and schedule)
  • Experience managing junior staff
  • Experience with RAM, ETABS, and SAP2000 
  • Experience with Revit Structure
  • Experience with Perform 3D preferred 

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

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