Civil/Structural Engineer
Irvine, CA 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

Title: Civil/Structural Engineer (Marine Focus)

Location: Irvine, San Francisco or Long Beach, CA

Experience Level: Junior

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is a waterfront environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients' first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees' first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company-in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set.

This position will support offices throughout the United States on projects throughout North America. The ideal candidate for this position will be located within commuting proximity to our Long Beach office; however, candidates in the Irvine and San Francisco, CA, areas are also encouraged to apply.

What's the Opportunity?

A staff engineer with 3 to 7 years of experience with emphasis on supporting the design of civil infrastructure along the waterfront and in the marine environment. The staff engineer will work directly with senior engineers to contribute to the design of floating docks, launch ramps, piers, bulkheads, and related civil/structural features.

This is an opportunity to be part of a growing team, learn from senior waterfront civil/structural engineers, and develop into lead project engineer and project manager roles.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Assist with preparation drawings, technical specifications, civil/structural calculations, and construction cost estimates for waterfront design projects.
  • Assist with preparations and/or direction of site plans, general arrangement plans, project design details, for various civil/structural components.
  • Coordinate with geotechnical, coastal, and dredging engineers and permit planners.
  • Ability to travel for field projects and meetings in California up to 20% of the time, depending on project needs, including:
    • Site visits to project locations and assess conditions of existing facilities and infrastructure and gather pre-design information.
    • Participate in construction support or management activities including review of contractor submittals and oversight of construction activities and environmental compliance.
    • Attend client, agency, and other project meetings and prepare meeting minutes.
    • Meet and coordinate with municipal building departments.
  • Ability to plan, schedule work, and complete work assignments within established budget, schedule, and quality requirements, working under the supervision of experienced staff.

What Are We Looking For?

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering and/or Structural Engineering (a Masters level degree is preferred).
  • Experience: 3+ years in waterfront, site civil, coastal, and/or structural engineering.
  • FE/EIT required with ability to sit for the California PE exam within 1 year of employment.
  • Self-starter, good communication skills, not afraid to ask questions and seek solutions, willingness to learn, and able to take direction from experienced in-house staff.
  • Willingness to work on a variety of challenging projects within one's specialty or in other areas associated with waterfront projects, with assistance from others.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with and Adobe Acrobat.

Ideal candidates also will have one or more of the following:

  • FE/EIT required with ability to sit for the California PE exam within 1 year of employment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and/or BlueBeam Revu.
  • Experience with preparing and/or editing AutoCAD documents.

What Can You Expect?

A collaborative work environment where we encourage everyone to bring their authentic self. We offer a competitive salary; bonus program; medical, dental and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability programs; flexible schedules; a retirement plan with company match; and paid time off.

How to Apply?

Apply online through Anchor QEA's Open Positions page at Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment based on age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran's status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation

As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 7 years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields