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Structural Engineer


San Francisco, CA
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Structural Engineer

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Job Description

HOK is seeking a Structural Engineer to join our team in San Francisco.  Structural Engineers will be working as part of a firm-wide group in all aspects of engineering analysis and design on a wide variety of high-profile projects across the country, from Conceptual Design through Construction.  This is a great opportunity for a candidate eager to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams, using cutting-edge technology and processes to deliver excellent design.



  • Looks for ways to improve engineering design and design processes in a particular discipline.
  • Looks for new trends in Engineering design in a particular discipline and how to apply them to our projects.



  •  90% time devoted to the engineering of projects.
  • Responsible for the project engineering of small to medium sized projects (less than $80m in construction cost) from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction and commissioning.
  • Responsible for the project engineering of segments of large (over $100m) projects, supporting a Senior Structural Engineer.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Perform project reviews at all stages of design.
  • Responsible for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Seek input from more senior staff on technical matters to improve the overall project.


Project Management and Technical Improvement

  • Approximately 10% time devoted to project management tasks and technical improvement initiatives.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommend changes in approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improvement of analytic processes and documentation, common solutions, and critical solutions.


Business Development

  • As needed, provide support to business development, including write-up of key aspects of projects and presentation of work at industry events.
  • Work with architects on concepts for project competitions.



Required Skills


  • Ability to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Proficiency with analysis programs – SAP, ETABS, SAFE, GSA, or similar.
  • Experience with Revit.
  • Engineering of steel and concrete superstructures.
  • Design of structural systems for small complex buildings
  • Experience with parametric modeling tools a plus.


Project Management

  • Ability to engineer and deliver projects between $20m to $80m in size.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Ability to understand multi-disciplinary coordination issues.
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers and technicians.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed PE/SE preferred.
  • LEED AP or GA required within 6 months of employment.
  • Approximately 3 - 8 years project engineering experience, from design development to opening, including at least one completed high profile project.
  • Experience working in integrated teams.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings is a plus.
  • Experience with potential project types across a range of markets, potentially including aviation, sport, commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, science and technology, and healthcare, is a plus.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools for Structural design. Experience with parametric modeling tools and/or coding experience a plus 



  • Travel may be required
  • Overtime may be required
  • The job duties and requirements that this document describes may be altered or supplemented at any time at the sole discretion of HOK.


HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 


In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment.

Job Location
San Francisco, California, United States
Position Type