Careers

MHP Structural Engineers is a growing 40+ person firm located in Long Beach & San Diego, CA.  We offer challenging and exciting projects in a relaxed and professional environment. Our work includes a great variety of project types in the education, hospital, and commercial sectors. MHP is large enough to tackle projects of any size, yet small enough to provide personalized service. We have core beliefs in strong communication, fostering employee growth, and serving the community. We are passionate about Making Buildings Safe.

Why Work for MHP

  • Love Your Work & Team – Benefit from MHP’s diverse client base, exciting work, collaborative environment and staff appreciation events including annual company golf tournaments, bowling nights, summer parties and other events for employees and their families.
  • Grow Your Career – MHP offers 45 years of high staff retention, diverse work and direct interaction with our firm’s principals, which creates a quality learning environment, leading to career advancement and long-term stability.
  • Attain Work/Life Balance – MHP understands that life doesn’t end when you leave the office! We offer competitive salaries, paid time off, comp time and flex time to give our employees the power to enjoy their personal lives.
  • Enjoy Full Benefits – Medical, dental and vision coverage starts on day one of your employment! Health plans include HMO, PPO and HSA options available at no cost or minimal cost to employees. MHP’s benefits package includes 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid vacation and sick time, low deductible medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans.
  • Love Your Community – Headquartered in Long Beach, CA, benefit from a short commute to work while living in one of Southern California’s most affordable and bike-friendly coastal communities.

We are currently seeking qualified individuals for multiple positions listed below at both our Long Beach and San Diego office locations. Apply to join our team!

Job Openings

Engineering Positions

MHP is currently seeking engineering candidates in the following focused areas at both our Long Beach & San Diego office:

  • Project Engineer
  • Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit
  • Structural Due-Diligence

Project Engineer candidate will perform structural engineering analysis and coordination for projects through project stages from feasibility to construction documents for design of new buildings and retrofit of existing structures. Structural Engineering for various project types will include education, hospital and healthcare, residential, and commercial buildings. Engineering responsibilities will include structural framing design, seismic design, preparation of structural calculations, coordination of construction documents and construction administration services. Direct communication and coordination with clients, architects, consultants from other disciplines, agency plan reviewers, and contractors is expected. All design and analysis will be governed by current codes, regulations and standards including the California Administrative Code, California Building Code, California Existing Building Code, ASCE 7 and ASCE41.

Requirements: Candidate must have Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural/Earthquake Engineering and be licensed as a P.E. (Civil) in the state of California. One-year experience in providing DSA structural safety review for K-12 educational projects; preparing structural calculations and construction documents for gravity and lateral force resisting systems for City and DSA submittals; performing DSA over-the-counter back check meetings to obtain structural safety approvals; preparing Addendum and CCD documents for DSA review; review of RFIs and submittals; field observations; providing DSA structural safety review of projects submitted by other structural engineers, and field meeting with clients for new projects. Familiar with seismic analysis of irregular shaped building structures made of wood, CMU and steel. Solid knowledge of building codes and DSA IRs.

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit candidate shall have 3 years minimum experience in this focused area, SAP/ETABS expertise in non-linear (pushover and time history) building analysis with ASCE 41 experience.  Masters or PhD preferred with a PE license.

Due-Diligence candidate shall have 3 years minimum experience with a PE or SE.  Must have solid understanding of all lateral system types and good written/verbal communication skills. Expect some travel outside of Southern California to evaluate seismic risk of existing buildings in major west-coast cities.

CAD/BIM Drafter/Designer

Position Requirements

  • Candidate should have 2-5 years of Architectural or Structural drafting/design experience using AutoCAD and/or Revit.
  • Revit experience preferred.

Position Duties

  • Create well-coordinated sets of structural plans, elevations, sections and details with a team of experienced CAD/BIM designers.
  • Work closely with, and receive input and direction from, a large group of engineers with various experience levels and specialties.
  • Communicate with counterparts in the offices of our clients, architects and other design consultants.
  • Adhere to industry and company specific CAD/BIM drafting standards, yet have an openness that allows for creative problem solving when uncommon issues arise.
  • Plan and organize day-to-day drafting/ design work to maximize productivity while proactively looking to assist others when needed.
  • Bring positive energy and an optimistic attitude to work with you!

Candidates are encouraged to send samples of recent drafting work along with your resume. 

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