Engineering - Structural Internship

  • Office Location Special Projects - Tacoma, WA
  • Post Date 2023-01-03
  • Team Special Projects - Tacoma, WA

Engineering - Structural Internship

Structural Engineer Intern–KPFF’s Special Projects Groupis seeking a full-time Structural Engineer Intern in our Tacoma office.

The Tacoma, WA office of KPFF’s Special Projects Group is seeking qualified Structural Engineer Interns that are ready to launch their educational experience into the professional world.The successful candidate(s) will have the opportunity to be directly involved in a wide variety of challenging projects including ports & harbors, ferry terminals, large vessel piers, industrial developments, municipal structures, and high profile design-build infrastructure.We are looking for self-motivated people who are eager to develop design and project management skills and who are passionate about providing exceptional client service.

Current project types and potential work includes:

•Container Terminal Infrastructure design and construction support

•Large movable structures and bridges

•Ports; wharf design, waterway dredging, terminal operations building

•Fisheries Engineering; hatchery building and pond design, diversion and intake structures

•Marinas; fuel station design

Minimum Qualifications and requirements

•Currently enrolled in a BSCE program

•Completed 90 credits or more by the start of the 2020 summer internship

•Basic knowledge of engineering fundamentals

•Effective written and verbal communication

•Ability to work effectively in a team environment

•Strong technical and organizational abilities

Preferred Requirements & Skills

•Graduating senior or enrolled in a MSCE program


•Previous engineering intern or graduate level work experience

•Knowledge in SAP2000, MS Excel, and VBA, AutoCad,

•Willingness to work on a variety of non-building project types

KPFF Special Projects Group has a long standing history of working with students and proudly takes part in their educational and professional development.We go beyond giving interns a glimpse into the job; we place them in the middle of it.We do this by incorporating them into our team that is ready to share their professional experience as they work on projects together.

Pacific Northwest offices of KPFF's Special Projects Group are located in Westlake Tower in Seattle and along the Ruston Way Waterfront in Tacoma. These offices are part of a dynamic 110+ person group that provides planning, civil & structural engineering, machinery design, and project management. We provide these services on a wide range of project types through all stages of development.


With over 1,300 employees nationwide, KPFF is an engineering-focused company that is organized around the philosophy that great people thrive in an environment that enables freedom and independence while also providing the necessary amount of accountability and support.

Trust and excellence are foundational values for our company. Our non-bureaucratic approach depends on passionate, trustworthy people who are dedicated to excellence in everything they do.

We focus on long term stability and prudent growth by building lasting relationships, maintaining an excellent reputation, helping improve our profession, helping our clients to succeed, and providing increasing opportunities for the great people that make up KPFF.

KPFF Special Projects– We have recognized that there are specialized issues associated with development of certain projects, which require unique management and technical skills. The KPFF Special Projects Group was established to directly address these concerns with a unique combination of focused dedication to successful delivery via specialized project managers, a highly qualified technical staff, and a predisposition to think and act innovatively. Special Projects has offices located in Seattle & Tacoma, WA and Long Beach, CA, with a total staff size of 110+ people.

Our work generally leans toward heavy civil, structural, industrial and waterfront infrastructure throughout the US. We are frequently tasked with solving unusual, multi-discipline challenges that require an innovative and team-oriented approach.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and a letter of interest by clicking on the “Apply” button below.

Resumes sent elsewhere will not be considered.

KPFF Consulting Engineers is committed to recruiting and employing qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.

  • Minimum Experience 0 Experience
  • Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Discipline/Specialty Structural Engineering
  • Pay Range $25-$30
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