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Walker Structural Engineering is a full-service structural consulting firm known for its exceptional work and outstanding service for clients including the award-winning Deschutes Brewery. Many of our projects come from returning clients and we are fortunate that our good name is our primary means of marketing. Our philosophy is to communicate clearly; use creativity to explore unique solutions that support the design intent; and, rely on our diverse experience and passion for what we to do to deliver our projects with unparalleled customer service. We are devoted to our field, and pride ourselves on staying abreast of technological advancements for cutting edge solutions. Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, our firm has a work hard play hard culture that encourages an active lifestyle. Additionally, we understand the challenges of balancing a demanding career with a healthy family life, and reward our team with time and perks to encourage wellness.

Current Openings

Senior BIM/CAD Manager

The Position:

  • Prospective candidate will oversee the development of our structural drafting department.  They will perform functions of creating structural drawings from conception to final design of a wide variety of commercial, education and residential projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage project modeling and drafting workflow
  • Coordinate with project engineers, architects & design team
  • Develop drafting protocols
  • Create structural drawings
  • Integrate design changes into model & plans
  • Maintain quality control standards for company drawings
  • Participate in project coordination
  • Identify design issues and constraints
  • Organize project files
  • Meet or exceed project deadlines

Skills:

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as either Structural or Architectural drafter
  • Proficient with AutoCAD & Revit
  • Detail Orientated
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at once
  • Passion for AEC industry and desire to stay up to date on latest technology
  • Understanding of AEC delivery methods for design and construction projects
  • Mentor engineers and young drafters about modeling standards

One Year From Today:

  • You have impressed your colleagues as well as our clients with your resourcefulness to manage tasks with precision and efficiency.
  • Your modeling knowledge and expertise has expanded Walker Structural’s drafting capabilities and has allowed the firm to pursue larger, more complicated projects and open a satellite office in a new, growing area.
  • Your friendly personality has made you a valued team member who is well liked by your co-workers and clients.
  • You are respected for your intrinsic knowledge of current and future AutoCAD and Revit products.
  • You have earned bonuses, and appreciate the perks we provide, like health insurance and a company-provided trainer to work out with a few times a week.

Structural Project Engineer

The Position:

  • Prospective candidate will perform functions consistent with an entry to mid-level professional engineer responsible for all aspects of structural design for a variety of project types.

Responsibilities:

  • Structural Calculations
  • Overall Drawing Production including Quality Control
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Coordination with Contractors & Design Teams
  • Site Visits & Inspections
  • Overseeing a Project from Conception to Completion with Project Manager/Principal Oversight

Skills/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • E.I.T. Certification Required/Working Toward Obtaining P.E. License
  • 1-5 Years of Structural Engineering Experience
  • Technical Knowledge of: International Building Code, Relevant Design Standards & Construction Means and Methods
  • Effective Communication with Clients and Project Manager/Principal

One Year From Today:

  • You have impressed your colleagues as well as our clients with your resourcefulness to manage projects with precision and efficiency.
  • You identify scope changes and escalate to your project manager for evaluation.
  • Your friendly personality has made you an effective manager who is well liked by your co-workers and clients.
  • You take ownership of projects, answer questions from the contractor and clients, and use your problem solving skills to keep the project within scope, on schedule and within budget.
  • You are respected for your growing knowledge of how things are built, and deliver documents that are complete, comprehensive and coordinated with all other construction disciplines.
  • You have earned bonuses, and appreciate the perks we provide, like health insurance and a company-provided trainer to work out with a few times a week. You enjoy living in Bend or Boise, having an active lifestyle, and have adapted easily to a laid back environment.

Structural Project Manager – Boise, ID Office Lead

The Position:

  • Prospective candidate will perform functions consistent with a mid to senior-level professional engineer responsible for all aspects of structural design for a variety of project types, employee and project management and client marketing.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall Drawing Production with supporting structural calculations
  • Coordination with Contractors & Design Team Members
  • Mentorship of Design Engineers
  • Site Visits & Inspections
  • Overseeing a Project from Conception to Completion
  • Marketing of New Clientele

Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • PE licensure required/SE preferred
  • 5+ Years of Structural Engineering Experience
  • Technical Knowledge of: International Building Code, Relevant Design Standards & Construction Means and Methods
  • Effectively Understand & Manage: Project Scope, Project Schedule & Design Budget

One Year From Today:

  • You have impressed your colleagues as well as our clients with your resourcefulness to manage projects with precision and efficiency.
  • Your knowledge of Codes, combined with your savvy for adapting the Code’s many exceptions to the needs of the project, has made you a key player on projects and in the office.
  • Your friendly personality and can-do attitude has made you an effective mentor who is well liked by your co-workers and clients.
  • You frequently answer questions from the contractor and design teams, then make structural observations to keep the project within scope, on schedule and within budget.
  • You are respected for your intrinsic knowledge of how things are built, and deliver documents that are complete, comprehensive and coordinated with all other construction disciplines.
  • You enjoy living in Boise, having an active lifestyle, and have adapted easily to a laid- back environment.

Structural Engineer in Training

The Position:

  • Prospective candidate will perform functions consistent with an entry to mid-level professional engineer responsible for all aspects of structural design for a variety of project types.

Responsibilities:

  • Structural Calculations
  • Overall Drawing Production including Quality Control
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Coordination with Contractors & Design Teams
  • Site Visits & Inspections
  • Overseeing a Project from Conception to Completion with Project Manager/Principal Oversight

Skills/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
  • E.I.T. Certification Required/Working Toward Obtaining P.E. License
  • Graduate to 2 Years of Structural Engineering Experience
  • Technical Knowledge of: International Building Code, Relevant Design Standards & Construction Means and Methods
  • Effective Communication with Clients and Project Manager/Principal

One Year From Today:

  • You have impressed your colleagues as well as our clients with your resourcefulness to manage projects with precision and efficiency.
  • You identify scope changes and escalate to your project manager for evaluation.
  • Your friendly personality has made you an effective manager who is well liked by your co-workers and clients.
  • You take ownership of projects, answer questions from the contractor and clients, and use your problem solving skills to keep the project within scope, on schedule and within budget.
  • You are respected for your growing knowledge of how things are built, and deliver documents that are complete, comprehensive and coordinated with all other construction disciplines.
  • You have earned bonuses, and appreciate the perks we provide, like health insurance and a company-provided trainer to work out with a few times a week. You enjoy living in Bend or Boise, having an active lifestyle, and have adapted easily to a laid back environment.

What Our Employees Are Saying

  • My time at Walker Structural Engineering has enabled me to gain experience, constantly improve skills, create professional relationships, and develop valuable judgement, by working with many different clients and design professionals on a variety of projects. The Principals at WSE are transparent with project expectations and are approachable when seeking their guidance and expertise. WSE promotes an active lifestyle by offering employer sponsored work-out sessions and providing sit/stand adjustable desks, which helps contribute to hard work, efficiency, and teamwork in the office environment.

    Mark Sather, P.E.
  • My time at Walker has always felt like working with family. From the start, all the people have been incredibly welcoming and friendly. Everybody greets you with a smile and is willing to help with any problem from using the coffee machine to complex engineering problems. The Principal engineers are approachable, accessible, and constantly encourage you to ask questions. Even outside of the office, the comradery is amazing and continues into Tuesday and Thursday workouts, biking or skiing, and getting together for lunch or drinks. While I have worked at Walker, I have grown exponentially as both an engineer and a person thanks to the people I work with every day.

    Kaely Gordon, Project Engineer