Structural Engineer

Job Description

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a unique and diverse small-business engineering firm.  PEC’s services range from security consulting and risk mitigation support to the design, research, analysis and testing of protective structures subjected to extreme loads, such as weapons effects, blast, vehicle impact, forced entry attack and natural hazards.  We provide structural and mechanical engineering services; use machine learning (ML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to deliver novel solutions to engineering problems; create specialized software for defense and anti-terrorism applications; perform advanced numerical modeling; develop, oversee and perform nonlinear and dynamic testing; develop criteria for protective applications; and, provide training. We work domestically and internationally.

Protection Engineering Consultants is looking for a creative and motivated structural engineer who can support our Façade and Structures group with building design projects and is also interested in applied research for structural and mechanical engineering applications.  The candidate should have some experience and/or course work in structural design (steel, concrete, and masonry), structural dynamics, numerical analysis, and computational modeling.  While experience in designing structures for extreme loads is a plus, PEC will train you in this area.  Experience with SAP2000 (or similar structural analysis software), AutoCAD and or Revit is preferred but not required. Programming experience with Python or other languages is also of interest.

Your role initially will be to provide support for our ongoing design efforts.  We will provide opportunities and encouragement for you to develop your technical skills and to grow into project management, marketing, and business development, as your interests dictate.


  • BS or MS in Structural or Civil Engineering.
  • No professional experience required, but PE licensure is a plus.
  • Course work or experience in structural design (steel, concrete, and masonry), structural dynamics, numerical analysis, and computational modeling.
  • US citizen.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbal and written technical information.


PEC offers a competitive compensation package for the successful candidate. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Relocation expenses.
  • Annual performance bonuses.
  • Opportunity for company ownership.
  • Professional development and training support.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance paid in full.
  • 401(k) match plan.

Protection Engineering Consultants LLC (PEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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