Our people set us apart. With their contagious passion, they drive everything we do.

We are always looking for talented, dedicated teammates who share our core values. We believe in extending ownership to a wide and diverse group of professionals who share our vision, exemplify our values, and are willing to hold themselves and each other accountable.

KPFF is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. KPFF participates in the e-Verify program to determine the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. KPFF will provide a reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/or interview process, please contact us. To view our affirmative action policies, click here.

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Civil Designer - Entry-Level *FUTURE OPPORTUNITY*

Company: KPFF Consulting Engineers
Location: OR, Portland
Type: Full time
Travel Required: None
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 0-4
Required Certifications: None
Preferred Certifications: EIT
Relocation Assistance: Not Available


KPFF Portland Civil + Survey

Entry-Level Civil Designer (0-4 yrs experience)  *FUTURE OPPORTUNITY*

If you would like to be considered for an Entry-Level Civil Designer position in the near future in our Portland, OR office, apply now and your resume/application will remain in our database . A successful candidate will be self-motivated and interested in working in KPFF’s unique entrepreneurial environment, is interested in working on a variety of project types (not pigeon-holed or constrained within a strict, defined box), and wants to be challenged to stretch outside their comfort zone. At KPFF, we believe that engineers should be able to practice with a minimum of organizational restriction. Based on this philosophy, our employees experience the opportunity for growth that is based on their own competency, passion, and commitment.

We are passionate about developing great engineers! We'll provide a supportive and positive environment to start your engineering career. We offer generous benefits, competitive salary and pay you for every hour you work.


  • BSCE
  • EIT certification (preferred)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D experience is highly desirable


The Portland Civil + Survey office (including satellite offices in Eugene and Washington DC) consists of 100 employees including 35 PEs and 3 PLSs. We champion public transportation by paying 50% of monthly transit passes and providing secured bike parking at no charge. We believe in promoting health – Portland employees have free access to a gym facility with locker rooms and showers in our building and we also offer a free Yoga class on Tuesdays led by a certified trainer. We like to have fun too – join our Summer Co-Ed Softball team, Hood-to-Coast Relay Race Team, annual ALA Stair Climb Team, participate in our annual golf tournament and get involved in numerous volunteer opportunities benefiting our community. 

Our office has transitioned into a hybrid work environment. The expectation is that employees will work in-office 3 days/week with flexibility to work remotely 2 days.

We work on a wide variety of project types, serving public and private clients in land development, transportation, and municipal projects. This includes architectural-led projects for higher ed campuses, sports facilities, schools, medical campuses, and mixed-use housing. In addition, we work on parks, trails, master planning, and include stormwater management and a sustainability focus in everything we do. We believe in encouraging personal and professional growth, and we work hard at providing a solid structure with minimal organizational restrictions. We have a great group of collaborative and dedicated engineers in a family-friendly, business casual environment.

Founded in Seattle in 1960, KPFF Consulting Engineers is a collaborative and creative team of civil and structural engineers and surveyors that thrive on designing innovative solutions for projects of all scales. KPFF is a leader in sustainable design, providing our clients with visionary, environmentally sensitive and technically advanced services. Our company is large (1,300+ employees across 22 offices), but nimble and operates day-to-day with the flexibility of a small firm in a family-friendly, business casual environment. KPFF is more than just the work we do, we are the relationships we build, both with our clients and with our co-workers.

KPFF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace.

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