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Engineering Civil Entry Level - Tacoma, WA.

Civil Engineer – KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking an entry level full-time CIVIL ENGINEER in our Tacoma office.

KPFF Special Projects currently has an entry level position available in its Tacoma office for interested and qualified graduates with a degree in Civil Engineering. 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.

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Willingness to work on variety of projects
  • AutoCAD and Civil 3D proficiency
  • Ability to work dynamically with clients and project team members
  • EIT is preferred

KPFF's Special Projects Tacoma office, located along the Ruston Way Waterfront, 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:

  • Ports  
  • Railway Infrastructure
  • Fisheries Engineering
  • Fish Passage
  • Industrial Developments 
  • Stormwater Management
  • Ferry Terminals
  • Shipyards
  • Cruise Terminals
  • Small Boat Harbors and Marinas
  • Airports
  • Transportation Infrastructure


With 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.

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 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.


Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short-and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, paid family leave, vacation and sick time, 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 on the “Apply” button 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.