Structural Designer (0-3 years)

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.

“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 concrete design.
  • New or recent graduates with 0-3 years of structural design experience.
  • 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.


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), inhouse professional development, and continuing education allowance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of two professional references to for immediate consideration. The subject line of the email should read:

Structural Designer (0-3 years) [Candidate Name].