Our Culture

Our culture of celebrating inventive problem solving, continuously seeking personal and professional growth, and taking a long view when we consider the outcomes of our decisions is driven by our people and the many perspectives they bring. Our engineers at all levels are motivated by new project challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. We strive to be leaders in the industry and are committed to staying on the cutting-edge of engineering through research and code development. We are proud of the work we do and the greater impact we have in our community.

We Value

  • Genuine work-life balance
  • Diverse backgrounds, ideas, projects, and approaches
  • Collegial relationships at all levels
  • Collaborative spirit
  • An open-door, welcoming mindset
  • Professional growth and enrichment

Our Firm

Established in 1960, we have longstanding relationships with our clients and industry partners. We have worked on many of California’s iconic structures like the Ferry Building, the de Young Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We work on hospitals, schools, laboratories, airports, and cultural and civic landmarks. Many of our projects have received national and international acclaim.


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.

Join Us

We are always looking for talented people to join our team at all levels. If you think you’d be a good fit, we welcome you to submit a cover letter and resume to For entry level positions, please include your transcripts.

For more details, click on the job openings below:

Design Engineer - Geotechnical
Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking geotechnical engineers with 3-7 years of experience.
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Senior Design Engineer - Structural

Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking senior design engineers with 5-10 years of experience. 

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Design Engineer - Structural

Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking design engineers with 3-5 years of experience. 

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Structural Designer - Entry Level

Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking entry level structural designers. 

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Structural Intern
Rutherford + Chekene is actively seeking structural interns.
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