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Structural Engineer-Waterfront and Special Projects (S160)

PND Engineers is seeking a talented and self-motivated civil / structural engineer to join the team in our Seattle office. This role will require an individual with a sharp technical mind, good communication skills, a strong work ethic, creative thinking, and a positive attitude to untangle problems not necessarily encountered in a textbook. You will work with multi-disciplinary engineers and designers on a variety of interesting projects located regionally and throughout the country. The position offers the opportunity for growing responsibility developing design projects from concept through construction working on calculations, drawings, specifications, estimates and reports for various building, coastal/marine, transportation, and construction engineering projects.


Essential Duties:

  • Assist with performing structural calculations, analyzing and designing existing and new buildings, marine structures, bridges, retaining walls, and other heavy civil structures.
  • Analysis for vertical and lateral loads including seismic and non-linear analysis of structures.
  • Assist in the development of construction drawings in AutoCAD and 3D modeling.
  • Perform condition assessments of existing structures and develop technical engineering reports describing the methods of investigation, observations, and recommendations.
  • Work with other engineers, technicians, and scientists in the office and in the field to perform work in other related disciplines such as geotechnical engineering, site-civil design, surveying, environmental engineering, hydrology, and permitting.
  • Perform construction inspections including pile driving analysis and verification of as-built details.



  • B.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in Civil Engineering with Structural emphasis from an ABET-accredited engineering school.
  • Successful completion of F.E. exam.
  • 0-5 years of experience. Previous construction and/or engineering experience and knowledge desired.
  • Familiarity with structural analysis software – REVIT, RISA, SAP, ETABS, etc., as well as AutoCAD and 3D modeling.
  • Proven team player with ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and strong ability to think and perform work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to perform any and all tasks including design, site assessments, inspections, marketing, and administrative duties.
  • Completed college coursework should include statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, determinate and indeterminate structural analysis, soils analysis, foundation design, steel design, concrete design, timber design and technical writing.
  • Some geotechnical coursework or experience is a plus.
  • Practical knowledge of structural loads, load paths, relevant design codes/standards, specifications, contract documents and constructability.
  • Strong communication skills - technical writing and oral communication skills in English necessary to communicate with clients, coworkers, and contractors.
  • Strong desire and self-motivated to continue learning in areas of structural design, advances in knowledge of material behavior, design of materials, and construction methods.
  • Some travel is expected.
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and good driving record.
  • Legal authorization to work for any employer in the U.S. without need for sponsorship



PND Engineers, Inc. is one of the country’s premier civil/structural consulting engineering firms. PND offers a broad range of civil engineering services, from building structural design to coastal engineering. We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce that values respect, honesty, teamwork, and good humor. Full-time employees enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, as well as 18+ days of paid time off (PTO) and 9 paid holidays annually.  Time and a half overtime pay and discretionary year-end bonuses are part of our compensation package. Part-time and full-time employees may qualify to participate in our industry leading 401(k) profit sharing retirement plan (no employee match required).  PND Engineers’ new location is in the urban village community of Eastlake in close proximity to freeway access and within walking distance of restaurants, the University District and Lake Union.  We offer dedicated, free parking, bike lockers, and Metro’s Route #70 stops one block away. With plenty of natural light and areas for open collaboration our offices provide a comfortable and balanced work environment. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled