RRM Design Group is an employee-owned company seeking a full-time Engineer I on our Structural Engineering team. The Engineer I  to assist in project design and detailing, including plans (hand sketches and 2D CAD production), calculations (hand calculations and using computer analysis tools), specifications, and estimates, with direction from senior staff.

As an Engineer I you will have the opportunity to dive into a diverse world of project design that spans the entire spectrum of structural engineering. You’ll have the chance to work on projects of all sizes, from cozy single-family residences to expansive multifamily and affordable/workforce housing complexes. Our portfolio also includes a wide range of opportunities, from minor tenant improvement renovations to the grandeur of crafting new commercial or institutional buildings. You’ll be part of breathing new life into existing structures and contributing to the innovative design of education facilities. Our projects showcase your ability to work with various construction materials, seamlessly transitioning from wood to masonry, and from steel to concrete. Whether it’s a public project or a private endeavor, your journey as an entry-level structural engineer starts here, where exciting challenges await you.

Your role looks like:
  • Assisting with a comprehensive set of building and/or component calculations tailored to the project type and jurisdiction.
  • Creating, editing, and modifying structural plans, drawings, and details; helping produce a complete set of construction documents utilizing AutoCAD.
  • Assisting in helping submit plans and drawings to the agency having jurisdiction and responding to plan review comments under the direction of senior staff.
  • Performing structural analysis for both lateral (wind and seismic) and gravity systems for buildings comprised of steel, concrete, wood, or masonry
  • • Providing project design (e.g. drawing, detailing, specifications, calculations, processing, plans, estimates) under the direction of a senior staff member
  • Upholding RRM’s high standards of quality.
What you’ll bring to the table:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering with a Structural Concentration
  • Current knowledge of professional standards, computer applications, and trends
Above & Beyond:
  • Some work experience in architecture, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, or planning firm
  • E.I.T. Certification is strongly preferred
  • Experience in AutoCAD and CAD

We’re eager to learn more about your qualifications and interest in joining our team!


Ensuring the health and happiness of our RRMers is paramount to how we run our business. RRM Design Group is a 100% employee-owned multidiscipline design firm with a full spectrum of services including architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil and structural engineering, and surveying. Our offices are located along the California coast from Orange County to the Bay Area. Over one-third of our workforce has been with us for a decade or more and we work on engaging projects in several diverse markets throughout the state.

We value the diversity of intersecting identities and strive to maintain an environment that is equitable, respectful, and inclusive. We expect our work environments to be places of diverse engagement and informed discourse. Ultimately, we acknowledge that our standards of excellence as a multidiscipline design firm are not separate from the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The hiring range for this role is targeted at $33.00 – $37.25 per hour depending on skills and experience.

Need more information about this position? Email careers@rrmdesign.com for quick answers to any questions.

What is an RRMer?

An RRMer (also known as an employee of RRM) is an individual who exhibits strong communication skills, cultivates a passion for what they do, is eager to learn, and likes to have fun! At RRM, our goal is to foster a community of collaboration and inclusivity, and each RRMer owns their contribution to this environment. In this job, you'll be working with people like:

100% Employee Owned
We Own This!

In 2018, RRM accomplished the pivotal goal of transitioning to a 100% employee-owned company. As an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) corporation, once meeting eligibility criteria, RRMers have an ownership interest in the company. This is a direct reflection of our culture, one that is a supportive team. We are all striving to grow this company forward so that we can continue to create projects that promote sustainability and social good, giving back to our communities we live and work in and supporting staff so they can support their families. We are a team working together towards common goals.

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RRM takes great care to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Our package includes:

  • 100% Paid Health Premiums for our Employees (Medical, Dental, & Vision)
  • Telemedicine
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • ESOP
  • 401(k) with an Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term Disability, & Long Term Care insurances
  • Paid Holidays
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Learning & development program, RRM University (RRMU)
  • Mentoring opportunities and clear paths for career growth
  • Unparalleled company community and more!
What Drives Us?

RRM’s mission and core values are the make-up of who we are and how we operate day-to-day. These values define our company culture and are the basis for all behavior and decision making. Head to Our Mission to see a description of all our core values and why we are passionate about Creating Environments People Enjoy.

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