Junior Structural Engineer (Seattle, WA)

COWI is accepting applications for a Junior Structural Engineer in Seattle, WA. j Application deadline: 25 November 2022 - United States - Location: Seattle, WA - Infrastructure & Transportation


Seattle (Hybrid)
Permanent Role (Regular)

COWI is a pacesetter in sustainability as we move away from all fossil fuel projects. Our vision is ‘Together, we shape a sustainable and livable world’. Join us on the journey and be part of making a positive difference to communities for generations to come.


We are looking for a Junior Structural Engineer to join our global team of experts and work specialists and work under the guidance of professional engineers. Your primary task in our team is to become an effective part of a highly professional team that provides consulting, project management, and detailed engineering services on numerous projects. As a graduate-level engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects and when ready, harness your potential to direct small-size projects with the appropriate level of support and guidance from Senior Specialists and Technical Advisors. These development opportunities will prepare you to effectively assume project leadership responsibilities for projects in a senior role in due course.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Prepare plans, designs, calculations, and cost estimates
  • Solve engineering problems and tasks
  • Prepare documents such as technical specifications along with preparing engineering reports and other technical documents
  • Liaise with other professionals and departments to gather information for projects
  • Conduct site inspections from time to time, and also perform other responsibilities as required.


To do well in this position, we believe that you should be able to work with a reasonable degree of independence with appropriate support from project managers and engineering leads. You will be part of a team located locally and remotely and require good written and verbal communication skills to be effective. You'll also pursue new insights and constantly explore new ways to improve while respecting our clients, your colleagues, the local community, and the planet we live on.

Furthermore, you should:

  • Hold a master's degree in Structural Engineering or higher and either be a registered Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or be willing to obtain an EIT and subsequent a PE, with 0 to 4 years of relevant experience
  • Actively participate in professional associations and be able and willing to learn
  • Have good attention to detail along with good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Possess quality planning and organizational skills combined with the ability to work in time-sensitive setting on multiple deadlines
  • Be familiar with various structural analysis software programs together with being proficient with the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


Being part of the COWI community offers more than just a competitive salary. We take care of our people both professionally and personally.

Some of our benefits include:

Flexible working arrangement | Top-up parental and childbirth recovery leave | Fantastic close-knit team with a wealth of knowledge to share | Full time hires get minimum 3 weeks vacation to start |   Floating holiday to celebrate employee diversity | Paid sick leave | Annual fitness subsidy - yes, you can use this for a ski pass, yoga, or gym membership | 401K contribution matching with generous company match | Personal and professional development fund | Parking or public transit allowance | Medical, dental, and vision insurance 80% employer-paid premiums | Employee Assistance Program (EAP) | STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance | Referral incentive program| Frequent social events


Together with customers, partners, and colleagues, we shape a future where people and societies grow and flourish. We do that by co-creating sustainable and beautiful solutions that improve the quality of life for people today and many generations ahead.

With over 93 offices worldwide, COWI is a growing international consulting group. As a member of the North American team, you'll join our skilled experts and support projects across the transportation and energy sectors, including bridge, marine, offshore wind and tunnels. We pride ourselves on delivering for our clients and the communities we serve.

Living up to our core values is a priority in the way we work. We collaborate with our customers, partners, and colleagues to connect people and places to create better solutions. We respect our environment and focus on assisting local communities thrive by creating opportunities. We are curious and forward-thinking as we pursue new knowledge and insights. Most importantly, We Care.

For further details please visit our website https://www.cowi.com/


All we need from you is that you upload your CV in the link below. The application deadline is stated at the top of the page


COWI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, COWI complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Please click on this link for more information.

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