Rutherford + Chekene (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 in the U.S. and abroad. R+C offers a competitive salary and benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, paid personal time off, 401(k), in-house professional development, and continuing education allowance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer. Structural Designer (0-3 years) “There’s a lot of expertise here. Our staff members understand the technical concepts beyond the code, and they take the time to explain the underlying reasoning.”— Design Engineer at R+C
• A master’s degree in structural engineering with
courses in dynamic analysis, steel design, and
• New or recent graduates with 0-3 years of structural
• Familiarity with building analysis software such as
RAM, ETABS, and SAP2000.
• Desire to work on a variety of engineering tasks
including the analysis and design of new buildings
and the assessment and retrofit of existing structures.
• Strong analytical, communication and interpersonal
skills and ability to develop and maintain good
relationships with peers.
• Experience with Revit Structure is a plus.
• EIT license is a plus.
• Many of our clients ask for proof of COVID vaccination
to attend in-person meetings or jobsites, as such our
ideal candidate will be able to meet this requirement.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $79,000–$88,000, before
any eligible bonuses. Salaries to be determined based upon
geographic location and qualifications.
R+C offers a competitive salary and benefits package:
medical, dental and vision insurance, paid personal time off,
401(k), in-house professional development, and continuing
R+C is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts,
and the names and contact information of two
engineering professor references to recruiting@ruthchek.
com for immediate consideration. The subject line of
the email should read: Structural Designer (0-3 years)