Structural Senior Design Engineer (5-10 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.

“If you are interested in working with great people and collaborating with contractors, owners, and architects to see your designs all the way through into construction, then R+C is the perfect place for you to learn and grow.” — Senior Associate at R+C



  • A master’s degree in structural engineering.
  • 5-10 years of experience working in the building structural engineering field.
  • SE license required.
  • Experience designing building structures in concrete and steel.
  • Experience with assessment and retrofit of existing buildings (ASCE 41 and CEBC) preferred.
  • Experience collaborating with contractors and architects.
  • Experience with project management (budget and schedule).
  • Experience managing junior staff.
  • Experience with RAM, ETABS, and SAP2000.
  • Experience with Revit Structure.
  • Experience with Perform 3D preferred.
  • Strong analytical, detailing, communication and interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain good relationships with industry peers. We are looking for employees who enjoy engaging with architects and other clients.
  • 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 starting at $99,000 (negotiable) 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 education allowance. R+C is an equal opportunity employer.


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

Structural Senior Design Engineer (5-10 years) [Candidate Name].