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 our Long Beach office:

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

Design Engineer: Entry Level Design Engineer to join our Design Team.  Entry Level engineers will gain experience in all design niches within the office including seismic retrofit, equipment anchorage and design of new buildings.  EIT required. Previous internship in a Structural Engineering Firm and Master’s degree preferred. ETABS, SAP2000, RAM Steel and ASCE41 experience a plus.

Project Engineer: 2 to 5 years experience to join our Design Team, where you will be challenged with the responsibilities associated with all aspects of project design and construction, including direct client and contractor coordination. Master’s degree preferred. ETABS, SAP2000, RAM Steel, RAM Concept and ASCE41 experience a plus.  PE Licensure also a plus.

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. 

Engineering Intern in Long Beach and San Diego Office

MHP is excited to offer an internship in both our Long Beach and San Diego Offices this summer. 

MHP’s internship program goals are two-fold:

Our first goal is to expose current MS of BS students, studying in the field of Structural Engineering with emphasis in Building Design, to the structural engineering profession.  In order to achieve this goal we team up interns with experience principals, project managers and project engineers to take on tasks based upon the engineers capabilities.  These tasks could include smaller projects, smaller parts of larger projects, computer modeling, and construction administration.  Mentoring plays a key role in the development of our interns and providing opportunities for joining in a site visit, client meeting, or structural observation, are an integral part of the summer program to expose our interns to the industry. Our second goal is to expose the intern to the culture of our firm with our ultimate goal of re- hiring our interns after graduation.

If you are interested in a summer internship please upload your resume and specify in your cover letter which office location you are interested in. 

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