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Engineering - Senior Structural 10+ Yrs. Waterfront/Marine



Structural Engineer –  KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking a full-time STRUCTURAL ENGINEER in our Tacoma office.The Tacoma, WA office of KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking qualified Structural Engineers with Waterfront/Marine experience or an interest in designing Waterfront structures 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 are passionate about providing exceptional client service.Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum of 10 years of structural design experience
  • BS in Civil Engineering (with a structural emphasis)
  • MS in Civil Engineering preferred (with a structural emphasis)
  • PE license required (SE license preferred)
  • Concrete, steel, and timber design experience
  • Experience in the design of marine structures
  • Pile design and bulkhead wall experience
  • Pre-stressed concrete and seismic 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

 SPECIAL PROJECTSKPFF's Special Projects Tacoma office, located in the Old Town District of Tacoma, WA, is part of a dynamic 120+ person group that provides project management, planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and machinery design. We provide these services on a wide range of project types through all stages of development.Typical project types include:

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Ports
  • Ferry Terminals
  • Industrial Developments
  • Shipyards
  • Cruise Terminals
  • Small Boat Harbors and Marinas

We have recognized that there are specialized issues associated with the 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 offices located in Seattle & Tacoma, WA, and Long Beach, CA, with a total staff size of 120+ people.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.ABOUT KPFFWith over 1,250 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.BENEFITSBenefits include medical, dental (option), life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, paid family leave, 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 through the attached link.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.