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Protective Design Engineer (Entry Level - 2 yrs)

Company: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Location: OR, Portland
Specialty: Blast Engineering
Type: Full time
Travel Required: up to 10%
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Minimum Experience: Up to 2 years in structural/blast engineering
Required Certifications: PE
Preferred Certifications: PE
Relocation Assistance:



KPFF is about freedom to work on what inspires you. Our engineers work on a vast spectrum of projects that are located around the globe, providing them a challenging work environment with support to focus on specific areas of expertise. We have all the benefits of a large, stable firm but none of the red tape that comes with it. Providing first-class service to our clients is what we're about. KPFF is experiencing solid growth and continues to innovate and adapt to better serve our clients. We are a group of dedicated, friendly, collaborative, hard-working engineers and are looking for exceptional engineers to join us.

Position Summary:

As a Structural Project Engineer specializing in protective design, you will work individually and collaboratively in the design and analysis of federal and local government, infrastructure, and private 'high-risk' projects with an emphasis on blast engineering, physical security design, progressive collapse and hostile vehicle mitigation. You will work closely with talented engineers, BIM/CAD technicians, architects, project managers, contractors, security consultants, and client teams.

The preferred candidate will have experience in dynamics, blast engineering, protective design consulting, and high-fidelity modeling, in addition to the following qualifications and skills:

  • Master of Science Degree with emphasis in structural engineering
  • Up to 2 years of experience in structural/blast engineering
  • Advanced structural modeling
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative, proactive, and detail-oriented

KPFF provides a wide range of personal and career benefits that accentuate our 'employee focused' company attitude including:

  • An excellent 401k retirement savings plan with employer contributions
  • Healthcare (medical, dental, long and short-term)
  • Paid Holidays (including two floating holidays of choice)
  • Competitive Paid Time Off (vacation, sick, jury duty)
  • Relocation Benefits
  • Employer-paid engineering society membership
  • Employer contributed commuter benefit
  • Performance based bonus based on profitability and contributions of the employee to its success.
  • Coaching, development, and career path guidance
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Project and Office Diversity
  • Community involvement opportunities

KPFF is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.



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