Senior 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 Senior Project Engineer Position

Senior Project Engineers are seen as leaders/emerging leaders within our firm. You’ll work closely with management and stakeholders to solve a diverse range of complex design challenges and provide key input to ensure the delivery of high quality work that meets each client’s timeline and budget expectations. This is a great opportunity for an experienced engineer that is looking to expand their knowledge, take on new projects, and grow toward project management.

We’re looking for someone that can quickly hit the ground running with both large and small scaled design projects and that is able to use creativity and a strong knowledge/application of the building code in their design solutions.

If you’re interested in taking on a new opportunity that promotes employee growth and development in a collaborative and laid-back environment, we’d like to hear from you! 

Annual compensation for this full time position ranges between 115,000 and 140,000 based on experience. Job requirements, responsibilities, and benefits for this full-time position are as follows.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced 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
  • Coordination and management support of projects between clients, consultants, and contractors
  • Use expertise 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 structural observations for work in progress
  • Issue field instructions, change orders, respond to RFI’s, and other construction administrative documentation
  • 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 7+ years of experience in analysis and design of structures for schools, offices, retail stores, warehouses, multi-family housing, large residences, etc.
  • California CE or SE license strongly preferred and BSCE ( or related, specialized degree) required
  • Well-versed in seismic design and structural design utilizing steel, concrete, wood, light gage steel, and masonry
  • Interest in developing leadership and management experience and understanding of project coordination and business development
  • 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
  • A team player that is interested in beginning to build stakeholder relationships for the firm and can 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 matching company contribution
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • On-going career growth opportunities
  • Flexible, inclusive, and supportive work environment

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please visit our profile on Indeed to apply directly through the site. You can also email to apply, but please note that submissions via email will not be considered unless they contain a cover letter in the body of the email, a written confirmation that you meet the basic job requirements, and have an updated resume attached. Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you!

Murphy Burr Curry, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decision 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.