Jun 01, 2021

Structural Engineer

  • Port of Long Beach
  • Long Beach, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Structural Engineer

Job Description


Accepting online applications only. Apply online 24 hours a day, beginning June 7, 2019. Filing will remain open until vacancies are filled. Filing may close without further notice.

Departments that use this classification are Development Services and the Port of Long Beach.


Under direction, gives instruction and performs responsible professional structural engineering design and review for approval of plans, design, and specifications; performs professional structural engineering reviews of plans, design, and specifications for compliance with building code requirements, city ordinances, and State and Federal statutes; personally checks the structural calculations and designs of the highest complexity requiring a working knowledge of sophisticated design procedures; provides structural engineering staff-advisory service; consults with architects, contractors, geotechnical engineers, and other engineers on structural design, code requirements, and soils data; works with field inspection staff on activities relating to both plan detail approvals and construction procedures; coordinates architectural and structural plan development with electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plan checking processes; performs special studies and assists in formulation and preparation of technical charts, etc. for plan checking and inspection staff; possesses knowledge of current seismic design and evaluation methodology; may coordinate specialized structural work of consultants; may work on complex marine structures such as wharves, bridges, conveyors, and cranes if assigned to the Harbor Department; performs other related duties as required.

Requirements To File

Candidates must meet both requirements A and B in order to qualify for position.

  • Current registration as a Civil Engineer (PE) and Structural Engineer (SE) in the State of California (proof required)*.


  • Four (4) years of paid, full-time equivalent experience in preparation or review of standards, designs, and cost estimates of Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering projects. This experience must have been gained after graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering or a closely related field (proof required)*, or after passing the E.I.T. (Engineer-In-Training) examination in the field of Civil Engineering (proof required)*.
  • Required documents, such as transcripts or degree, must be uploaded to the application at the time of filing. Any proofs submitted must contain either the applicant's name or other identifying characteristic on the form. Degree must indicate the field of study and transcripts must indicate field of study and degree conferred date. Candidates who possess degrees from colleges or universities from outside the United States must attach proof of educational equivalency at the time of filing.

Additional Requirements

Willingness to work weekends, nights, holidays, and overtime as required

A valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required by the hiring department.

Desirable Qualifications

Advanced degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering; Plans Examiner Certificate – International Code Council; experience with software such as Word, Excel, MathCAD, etc.; familiarity with drafting software such as AutoCAD, Microstation, or other similar drafting programs;familiarity with ETABS, SAP2000, RISA, SAFE, STAAD.Pro, or other similar structural analysis and design programs.


Examination Weights

Application Packet....................................Qualifying

This examination will be conducted using the continuous, non-competitive procedure. All applicants meeting the requirements will be placed on the eligible list, with those receiving Veteran's credit first, and then in the order in which applications were filed.

Eligible lists will expire after 6 months of being established, unless it is extended by the Civil Service Commission. Eligible lists will be established periodically.

If you have not received notification within three weeks after filing, contact the Civil Service Department at (562) 570-6202.

In support of the City's Language Access Policy, bilingual skills (Spanish, Khmer or Tagalog) are desirable for some positions interacting with the public.

This information is available in an alternative format by request at (562) 570-6202. If special accommodation is desired, please contact the Civil Service Department two (2) business days prior to the test at (562) 570-6202. For hearing impaired, call (562) 570-6638.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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