Civil Structural Engineer (E.I.T Required)

KGS Group International Inc. is seeking an Intermediate-Level Civil Structural Engineer to join our growing Northwest Hydropower and Water Resources group in Bellevue, WA.

About Us

We are KGS Group, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm serving clients throughout North America. We’re different than traditional engineering firms. We believe a commitment to lasting relationships is just as critical as the expertise applied in our work. To us that means we put our clients and people first. We have the discipline to consistently deliver KGS Quality, never taking the easy way out. We always look closer and dig deeper. And no matter the project, we care enough to do it right.

As an employee-owned company, we’re invested in our work and our people. Working with us means you’ll be part of some of the most interesting projects across Canada, the U.S. and beyond. With the extensive, wide-ranging expertise within our company, you’ll have countless opportunities to learn and grow.

The Role

As we are developing services across the west coast, including some major local utilities and we are hiring junior civil structural engineer staff to support our work, and work closely with the staff in our other offices. You will participate in design, day-to-day project work and some business development. You will be working in a friendly and collaborative environment with opportunity to interface directly with clients.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing structural engineering calculations, analysis, and design of steel and concrete structures, for both new and existing, as well as general civil engineering assignments.
  • Preparation of drawings and specifications, technical memorandums and reports, and feasibility studies.
  • Creating hand-sketch drawings and communicating with lead drafter.
  • Producing legible, organized calculations showing adequacy of design.
  • Travel to work sites to perform observations, project documentation and field support as needed.
  • All duties performed will be done under direct supervision by a Senior Structural Engineer.
  • Willingness to continually improve technical skills through self-study and other educational means (classes, seminars, etc.) will be highly encouraged and supported.

About You

To fill the role, we’re looking for an applicant to bring forward a good mix of qualifications and previous experiences. Some highlights could include:

  • Bachelor‘s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in structural engineering is required.
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering is desirable.
  • Passed or qualified to take E.I.T exam (The Fundamentals of Engineering) required.
  • Minimum of 2 to 6 years’ experience in structural engineering with demonstrated technical (data analysis, code and regulations reviews, design calculations, technical report writing) and project management skills (writing project progress reports, tracking budgets and maintaining schedules).
  • Experience in hydropower facilities or similar (water facilities heavy industrial etc.). Experience in hydropower facilities is a plus. Hydraulics experience is a plus.
  • Course work in structural design of concrete, steel, hydraulics and soil mechanics.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding the engineering principles with the ability to use the standards and codes applicable to structural engineering discipline.
  • Experience in modeling and analyzing structures against dead, live, wind, seismic, blast, dynamic, operation, thermal, and fatigue loadings based on engineering standards and applicable codes is desirable.
  • Interest in performing all aspects of civil engineering including technical calculations, performing field inspections, technical writing, and project management is a plus.
  • Understanding of advanced structural modeling and analysis software (RISA, SAP2000, ANSYS or similar Finite Element Software) and CAD software is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and MathCad.
  • Having a drive, attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Ability to work well with a multi-discipline design team.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills with interest in improving client interaction and relationship building activities.
  • Be willing to travel
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and the ability/willingness to undergo security clearance checks.
  • Candidates local to Seattle\Bellevue area strongly preferred.

Work with Others:

  • Working collaboratively with other disciplines to execute project deliverables, as well as ensuring that firm’s quality control program and objectives, schedules and budgets are met;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Client interaction: must be able to effectively participate at project meetings and communicate project and technical information;
  • Support business development/marketing and proposal writing efforts;
  • Having a drive, attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.


KGS Group is an employee-owned equal opportunity company offering an excellent compensation and benefits package. We offer competitive pay, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. We will also provide flexibility that you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you are working from KGS Group office, remote location, or work from home, you will be working in a dynamic and friendly environment with the opportunity to interface directly with co-workers and clients, and where your collaboration, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and mindset are championed.

KGS Group welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Upon request, KGS Group will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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