Structural Engineer (EIT) – Waterfront and Special Projects (Seattle, WA)

PND Engineers is accepting applications for a Structural Engineer (EIT) - Waterfront and Special Projects (Seattle, WA)


Type: Full Time                    Min. Experience: Entry Level

 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.
  • 0-3 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 is a growing firm providing full-service engineering consulting throughout the United States and the world. Since our founding in Alaska in 1979, we’ve grown to six offices including Seattle, Portland, Houston, Anchorage, Juneau, and Palmer. PND is an innovative, award winning engineering firm and employs approximately 100 full-time employees, half of whom are registered professional engineers and/or land surveyors. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, including bonus and profit sharing potential.

PND’s 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.

PND is an EOE/AA Employer--Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

 You Should Work Here

PND is known for taking on tough, technically challenging projects that improve the infrastructure that connects and supports communities across the U.S. and around the world – and we have a lot of fun doing it.

Life at PND

At PND, we work hard and have fun. We are not constrained by what’s in our job descriptions. We help communities across the globe by facilitating economic development, improved health and safety measures, and a better quality of life through our work.

PND doesn’t shy away from tackling tough projects and creating solutions that haven’t been implemented before. We are a young and tenacious employee-owned firm that will give you the unique opportunity to take on large-scale projects while benefiting from PND’s small-business mindset when it comes to taking care of our own.

 Committed to a Diverse & Inclusive Culture

PND is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We seek to attract and retain the most qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. PND is an E-Verify Employer.

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