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Civil/Structural Engineer


  Quest Structures is a small structural engineering firm in Orinda, California, specializing in structural-earthquake engineering related to concrete hydraulic structures such as dams, intake/outlet towers, navigation locks, spillway structures, etc. We provide technical review and seimic design/evaluation services to public and private agencies in the US and abroad. We are looking for a motivated Civil/Structural Engineer with strong background in structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and finite-element computer analysis. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Send your resume to:

QUEST Structures, Inc.
25 Orinda Way, Suite 305
Orinda, CA 94563

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Responsibilities include:

  • Perform linear and nonlinear finite-element analyses
  • Develop conceptual remediation designs
  • Prepare project reports
  • Maintain and enhance in-house finite-element programs

Requirements include:

  • M.S. or higher degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • More than three years experience in structural or water resources projects
  • Strong background in structural dynamics and finite-element
  • Knowledge of soil-structure and fluid-structure interactions is a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Proficiency with SAP2000 and LS-DYNA
  • Some knowledge of other programs such as, ANSYS, ADINA, ABAQUS, and MATLAB are desirable
  • Programming proficiency with FORTRAN and C/C++"


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