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Engineering-Structural 0-10 Yrs. Exp. (Special Projects - Seattle)

With over 1,100 employees nationwide, KPFF is an engineering-focused company that is organized around the philosophy that great people thrive in an environment that enables freedom and independence while also providing the necessary amount of accountability and support.

Trust and excellence are foundational values for our company. Our non-bureaucratic approach depends on passionate, trustworthy people who are dedicated to excellence in everything they do.

We focus on long term stability and prudent growth by building lasting relationships, maintaining an excellent reputation, helping improve our profession, helping our clients to succeed, and providing increasing opportunities for the great people that make up KPFF.

KPFF Special Projects – We have recognized that there are specialized issues associated with development of certain projects, which require unique management and technical skills. The KPFF Special Projects Group was established to directly address these concerns with a unique combination of focused dedication to successful delivery via specialized project managers, a highly qualified technical staff, and a predisposition to think and act innovatively. Special Projects has 80+ staff with offices located in Seattle, Tacoma, WA and Long Beach, CA. The Seattle office, located in the retail core of downtown Seattle, is part of a dynamic 55+ person group that provides project management, planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and machinery design. We provide these services for a wide range of public and private clients on a wide range of project types through all stages of development.

Our work generally leans toward heavy civil, structural, industrial and waterfront infrastructure throughout the US. We are frequently tasked with solving unusual, multi-discipline challenges that require an innovative and team-oriented approach.

We also like to have fun and give back to our community! Social events and community outreach activities are an important part of who we are and help to strengthen our relationships.

Typical project types include:

Transportation Infrastructure


Ferry Terminals

Industrial Developments

Waterfront industrial to recreation transformation

Environmental Cleanup


Cruise Terminals

Small Boat Harbors and Marinas

Railway Infrastructure

Stormwater Management

Fisheries Engineering


Movable Structures

Heavy Industrial Machinery

Structural Engineer – KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking a full-time STRUCTURAL ENGINEER in our Seattle office.

The Seattle, WA office of KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking qualified Structural Engineers that are ready to take their career to the next level. The successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to be directly involved in a wide variety of challenging projects including port industrial developments, ferry terminals, shipyards, fish & wildlife facilities, naval facilities, small boat marinas, municipal structures, floating structures, and design-build infrastructure. We are looking for self-motivated people who are eager to develop design and project management skills and who are passionate about providing exceptional client service.

Ideal Qualifications Include:

BS in Civil Engineering (with a structural emphasis)

MS in Civil Engineering preferred (with a structural emphasis)

EIT is required, PE is preferred

Concrete, steel, and timber coursework and/or design experience

Pre-stressed concrete and seismic coursework and/or design experience

Familiarity with performance-based seismic design, non-linear push-over analysis, and soil-structure interaction analysis

Knowledge of ASCE 61-14, AASHTO, IBC, ASCE-7, AISC, ACI, and NDS

Proficiency in SAP2000, L-Pile, MS Excel, and VBA is preferred

Ability to work dynamically with clients and project team members

An interest in working on a wide variety of non-building related project types


Benefits include medical, dental (option), life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a subsidized ORCA bus/rail pass (Seattle office) and paid jury duty. We also provide an excellent 401K retirement savings plan with employer contributions. Additionally, KPFF provides a bonus program for its employees based upon the profitability of their Reporting Center and contributions of the employee to its success.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and a letter of interest by clicking the "apply now" link below.

Resumes sent elsewhere will not be considered.

KPFF Consulting Engineers is committed to recruiting and employing qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.

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