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Senior Structural Engineer at Kleinschmidt

Senior Structural Engineer

Kleinschmidt Portland, OR Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Senior Structural Engineer to manage people, projects, and client relationships, and to perform technical design for hydroelectric, fisheries, and water resources projects. Any of our offices locations in the Pacific Northwest would be considered (Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, or Redmond, Washington). Our flexibility and core value of relationships allows us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A licensed Professional Engineer with a BSCE and a minimum of 10 years' experience in structural engineering. Experience with hydroelectric design projects and fisheries related or water resource projects is a plus. Specialty experience within the structural engineering discipline, such as seismic design or finite element modeling, is also a plus.

Knowledgeable: Knowledge of standards and codes applicable to the structural engineering discipline is required. Experience with analysis and design of concrete and steel structures in and around water, coordinating with hydrology\/hydraulic and geotechnical engineers, and structural modeling software (MathCAD, RISA-3D, SAP2000, AutoCAD). The candidate should have experience working in the field with clients and contractors during planning and construction of projects. The candidate will also possess excellent problem-solving skills, oral and written communication skills to manage projects and clients. Familiarity with regulatory and permitting processes is a plus.

Project Manager: The candidate will have experience managing project teams that include junior and senior-level staff, drafters, and project coordinators. The candidate will have the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.

Relationship-Focused: Passion for mentoring junior-level staff. Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying engineering skills from analysis and design through to construction. Ability to establish long-lasting relationships with clients to assist them in solving complex engineering work, demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying engineering throughout the longevity of the project.

Additional Requirements

  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

This position provides an opportunity to be a part of a team working on the design and management of hydroelectric and fisheries-related facilities, incorporating the skills of civil, structural, and hydraulic engineering projects. Client relationship management and business development are also integral with this position.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering costs, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program \u2013 Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical\/dental\/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.


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