Structural Engineer - Oregon


Job#171212SE – Structural Engineer – Engineering – Portland, Oregon
Location: Portland, Oregon
Wage: $80-125k/year depending on experience
Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university. Candidate must be a professional licensed Professional Engineer. Structural Engineering (SE) preferred
Years Experience Required:  A minimum of 5 Years work experience in a similar position


The Structural Engineer is responsible for the design of industrial, commercial, and high-density residential structures from the Portland Oregon office.  Typical projects would include:  the structural design of new facilities, the design of structural support for industrial and/or process equipment, the repair and retrofit designs of damaged or aged facilities, seismic retrofits of existing structures, foundation and piling design for both new structures and pre-manufactured building systems.

The individual would be responsible for generating high-quality designs and working with a team of designers and drafters to ensure our client’s requirements are being met.  The individual would interact with company Project Managers to obtain timelines, scope, and expectations surrounding work.   From time to time this individual will interface with key equipment vendors and clients.  


  • Proficient in current structural design and analysis software applications (RISA 3-D, Visual Analysis, or similar analysis software) for the design of wood, concrete, masonry, light gauge steel and steel structures.

  • Create structural designs, execute calculations, and build specifications for structures utilized in the markets we serve.

  • Provide their own project management administration for small to medium sized projects.

  • Work with local jurisdictions to ensure proper permitting support documentation details are available based on client demands.

  • Work closely with Project Managers to ensure client’s needs are being met in a timely, cost-effective, and high-quality manner.

  • Generate design schedules and budgets and to prepare rough construction estimation for projects they are responsible for.

  • Provide a work product that is above average based on industry expectations which also demands a value with our clients.

  • Can handle complicated structural tasks with little to no direction.

  • Proactively escalates a project’s needs/road blocks to other project team members, project managers, owners, and outside vendors.

  • Communicates with key vendors and suppliers to ensure incorporated design parameters are being integrated into the project accordingly.

  • Ensures revision control is in place and effective when working on client designs.

  • Can help build standards, best-known methods, and training documentation for future new hires.

  • Can effectively work through difficult situations.  

Core Competencies: 

  • Strong English written/verbal skills.

  • The ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.

  • The ability to work under time constraints and adapt to change.

  • Working knowledge and experience with different structure and construction types. 

  • The ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and effectively communicate technical solutions to difficult issues.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations to customers, vendors, and other employees of the organization.

  • Strong Design/Drafting skills within design software systems. 

  • Ability to communicate complex engineering challenges and solutions in simple and lay terms to clients. 

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Motivated to explore new markets to bring new business and customers to our company. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university.

  • Candidate must be a professional licensed Professional Engineer. Structural Engineering (SE) preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 Years work experience in a similar position.

  • Experience in the structural design of industrial and/or process driven manufacturing facilities.

  • Experience with seismic rehabilitation of existing structure using ASCE 341.

  • Post tensioning design experience a plus.

  • Client management experience with the willingness to grow.  

  • Have AutoCAD, REVIT or other BIM modeling experience in the creation of plan documents.

  • Extensive knowledge of the International Building Code and ASCE 7.

  • Basic Fire, Life & Safety code review experience.

  • Client facing presentation skill is highly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Physical demands are characteristic of a typical office environment.

  • Ability to lift 25lbs on occasion.

  • Sit for long periods of time.

  • Bending.

  • Reaching above head for items.

  • Ability to use a computer and telephone system. 

Work Environment: 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work environment is characteristic of a typical office environment with average noise levels and lighting.

  • Maintain work regular schedule consistent with the industry. 

  • Constant interruptions. 

If you are interested in this job and have the required skills, please submit your resume in MS Word along with the job name in the Subject line to 

You will not hold us responsible for our contacting and relaying reference checks to our clients. Supply a cover letter in reference to the job(s) you are applying for. Only candidates that meet the job qualifications will be contacted, but we will hold on to your resume if submitted for future possible jobs.


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