Civil Designer - Entry-Level

  • Office Location Portland, OR
  • Post Date 2022-02-16
  • Team Portland, OR

Civil Designer - Entry-Level

KPFF Portland Civil + Survey

Entry-Level Civil Designer (0-4 yrs experience)

KPFF is seeking a self-motivated civil engineerfor ourPortland, ORoffice. A successful candidate will be interested in working in KPFF’s unique entrepreneurial environment, isinterested in working on a variety of project types (not pigeon-holed or constrained within a strict, defined box), and wants to be challenged to stretch outside their comfort zone. At KPFF, we believe that engineers should be able to practice with a minimum of organizational restriction. Based on this philosophy, our employees experience the opportunity for growth that is based on their own competency, passion, and commitment.

We are passionate about developing great engineers! We'll provide a supportive and positive environment to start your engineering career. We offer generous benefits, competitive salary and pay you for every hour you work.


  • BSCE
  • EIT certification (preferred)
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D experience is highly desirable


The Portland Civil + Survey office (including satellite offices in Eugene and Washington DC) consists of 90 employees including 33 PEs and 3 PLSs.*We champion public transportation by paying 50% of monthly transit passes and providing secured bike parking at no charge. We believe in promoting health – Portland employees have free access to a gym facility with locker rooms and showers in our building and we also offer a free Yoga class on Tuesdays led by a certified trainer. We like to have fun too – join our Summer Co-Ed Softball team, Hood-to-Coast Relay Race Team, annual ALA Stair Climb Team, participate in our annual golf tournament and get involved in numerous volunteer opportunities benefiting our community.*Due to pandemic-related office closures, some of these benefits are currently limited. However, we have found other ways to stay connected and appreciate our employees in this remote working environment.

We work on a wide variety of project types, serving public and private clients in land development, transportation, and municipal projects. This includes architectural-led projects for higher ed campuses, sports facilities, schools, medical campuses, and mixed-use housing. In addition, we work on parks, trails, master planning, and include stormwater management and a sustainability focus in everything we do. We believe in encouraging personal and professional growth, and we work hard at providing a solid structure with minimal organizational restrictions.We have a great group of collaborative and dedicated engineers in a family-friendly, business casual environment.

Founded in Seattle in 1960, KPFF is a collaborative and creative team of civil and structural engineers and surveyors that thrive on designing innovative solutions for projects of all scales.We are leaders in sustainable design, providing our clients with visionary, environmentally sensitive and technically advanced services. Our company is large (1,200+ employees in 22 offices) but nimble and operates day-to-day with the flexibility of a small firm.

The design excellence and quality of our portfolio have earned us more than 250 design awards. We are recognized by many of the industry's leading publications, such as the Engineering News-Record (ENR), which ranked KPFF as No. 78 among the top 500 design firms in the United States and No. 61 in the top 100 Pure Design Firms in 2021. KPFF is ranked No. 8 in Building Design + Construction's 2021 Giants 400 Report which ranks the 400 largest engineering firms in the United States by revenue.

KPFF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace.

  • Minimum Experience 0-4 Experience
  • Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Discipline/Specialty Civil Engineering
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