Project Engineer Position

About Murphy Burr Curry, Inc.

Murphy Burr Curry, Inc., located in downtown San Francisco, is the go-to firm for a full range of consulting structural engineering services. Our experienced team works closely with architects, developers, and contractors to create imaginative and cost-effective engineering solutions for even the most complex structural design problems. MBC specializes in historic renovation, seismic retrofit, and new building design and is recognized as a leader in the evaluation of buildings damaged due to natural disasters (such as major earthquakes, fires, and storms) as well as for providing seismic upgrades to existing structures.

At MBC, we invest in our team members and are dedicated to creating an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive environment that provides ample opportunities for career growth and development. We offer a generous compensation and benefits package and a flexible working schedule (including 1-2 remote days each week) that prioritizes employee work/life balance. Our goal is to help team members build a career based on projects that they are proud of, and we seek team members that value quality of work, service, growth, and knowledge.

About the Project Engineer Position

Project Engineers at MBC have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of unique and challenging design projects while learning from and working shoulder-to-shoulder with industry leaders. You’ll join a team of experienced engineers and will be expected to use creative, solution-based thinking to develop designs and participate in collaborative efforts.

To excel in this position, you’ll need to bring current and relevant experience in structural design and detailing as well as preparing construction drawings. We’re also looking for someone that is able to problem solve and eager to learn and grow in the structural engineering field.

Specific job responsibilities, requirements, and benefits for this full-time position are detailed as follows.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform lateral and gravity analysis and design of structures utilizing wood, steel, masonry, and concrete systems
  • Preparation of project working drawings between Junior Engineers, CAD staff, and others
  • Coordinate projects between clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Use expertise and independent judgement to review and interpret technical documents from other consultants (geotechnical engineering reports, civil engineering plans, etc.)
  • Review shop drawings for compliance with construction contract documents
  • Conduct site visits and key structural observations for work in progress
  • Issue field instructions, change orders, respond to RFI’s, and other construction administrative documentation
  • Collaborate on and prepare engineering reports based on visual inspections of the buildings and review of the available building drawings

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Self-motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in analysis and design of structures for schools, offices, retail stores, warehouses, multi-family housing, large residences, etc.
  • BSCE ( or related, specialized degree) required and California CE or SE license preferred
  • Experience in seismic design and structural design utilizing steel, concrete, wood, light gage steel, and masonry
  • Excellent communication, time management, and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency in structural modeling and design programs (RISA, ETABS, SAFE, SAP, ADAPT)
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit is a plus
  • A team player that is able to work well with a variety of personalities to achieve mutual goals

    MBC Benefits:

  • Generous vacation and holiday allowance
  • Hybrid work model that includes two remote days a week
  • 401(K) with company contribution
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • On-going career growth opportunities
  • Flexible, inclusive, and supportive work environment

How to Apply:

Please submit a brief cover letter and updated resume to and include the position title in the email subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!

Murphy Burr Curry, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity (including transgender identification), gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status of any person, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Consistent with its obligations under the law, MBC will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.