The ideal individual in this role will be a strong design engineer with demonstrated experience in developing a broad resume of structures engineering for private and public clients at the local and federal agency levels. S/He will be responsible to assimilate, promote and advocate Otak’s strategic growth in keeping with our mission and vision. This person will be responsible for increasing Otak’s technical capabilities in structures engineering. The ideal candidate will be tasked with providing design engineering skills as a senior engineer within the organization; leading junior engineers with mentorship and technical advancement; supplement of skills provided by other structures engineering personnel; and providing original engineering solutions on a variety of structure types and configurations for new and rehabilitation projects.
Based out of our Vancouver office, this position requires building Otak’s presence in vertical building design engineering in Washington, Oregon and nationally as opportunities allow. The successful candidate will have a diverse background with strong design experience, and capability to lead staff development. Demonstrated experience working with building design projects from conception through construction across a variety of delivery methods is desirable.
What you'll do:
- Design and manage regional and national structures designs by effectively using codes and research data
- Manage financial data and delivery schedules with ongoing assessment of results leading to growth and profitability
- Provide technical leadership on a team of engineers in the design of vertical structures projects
- Assist in the implementation of a company-wide QA/QC plan
What you have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering required
- Licensed Oregon and/or Washington Professional Engineer or have the ability to obtain a license within 6 months from the date of hire is required; Structural Engineering licensure is highly desirable.
- A minimum of 10 years of experience in private and public building design and construction support projects
- Strong verbal and written communications skills
What you might have:
Advanced degree in civil or related engineering desired
Why work at Otak?
When you work at Otak, you aren’t just joining a firm — you’re joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don’t just believe in cultivating our own community; we’re also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we’re committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we’re expanding — and we’re dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.
Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.
Sound like a place you’d like to spend some time and advance your career? Join us! Please apply online and include a cover letter that sells your skills with your resume.