Your role at GEI.

GEI's California Water resources practice is growing, and we are seeking a Structural Engineer to join our Rancho Cordova office.  Candidate would also provide support to GEI’s companywide Structural/Geo-Structural practice.  This individual will assist with inspection, evaluation, design, and construction observation of hydraulic structures, including dams, spillways, outlet works, gates, water conveyance structures, pump stations.  Strong design experience with steel, concrete and theoretical background with experience in applying analyses to practical solutions, including linear and non-linear finite element modeling and analyses under static and dynamic loading is desired. Working knowledge of geotechnical engineering to assist in the design of soil/structure interaction elements is preferred.  The selected candidate will work with senior leadership in GEI’s California Rancho Cordova office and elsewhere.   

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Manage small to medium projects within technical specialty
  • Responsibilities will include structural analysis and design of hydraulic structures related to dams, flood control, hydroelectric facilities, and other water resource projects.
  • Typical structures include spillways, outlet works, canals, storm drainage facilities, flood walls, and pump stations.
  • Collaborate with senior project managers and technical staff across the company
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Travel to project sites and other offices as required, including overnight travel
  • Evaluate and analyze collected data and prepare technical reports, letters and memoranda
  • Prepare and review design calculations, permit documents, and reports
  • Develop construction drawings, technical specifications, cost estimates and bid documents
  • Assist with the development of project plans, schedules and budgets
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals to provide professional services and support other GEI offices with proposals and the delivery of professional services

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Structural or Civil Engineering with an M.S./Ph.D degree preferred
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in Civil Engineering and Water Resources related fields.
  • Licensed as Professional Engineer in California or ability to obtain within one year of hire date
  • Strong theoretical background in earthquake/seismic engineering and finite element modeling with expertise in using standard structural engineering software (SAP2000 and LS DYNA/ANSYS)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well alone and in a team atmosphere
  • Willing to travel to site locations as needed
  • Valid driver’s license

We are GEI.

Some of the world’s most pressing problems – from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply – need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.  

We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients’ most complex challenges.  

With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.

Employee-owned. Employee-focused.

As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more.  Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs – we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded – which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.

GEI’s Total Rewards Package Includes

  • Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus
  • Pay Range For This Position: $85,000 – $135,000/year dependent upon experience
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More
  • Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends
  • GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses
  • Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here)
  • A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • And More…

Physical Job Requirements










Activity Level Throughout Workday

Physical Activity Requirements


  (0-35% of            day)


  (33-66% of day)


   (67-100% of             day)

       Not        Applicable



         4-6 hrs





          2 hrs





           2 hrs





       30 min





Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)

       20 lbs




Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)

       20 lbs




Carrying objects
















      10 min




Reaching forward

      10 min




Reaching overhead

      10 min





     10 min






Wrist position deviation





Pinching/fine motor skills






Keyboard use/repetitive motion



           4-6 hrs



Taste or smell (taste=never)





Talk or hear






   Accurate           20/40

    Very Accurate             20/20

Not Applicable


Near Vision




Far Vision






Not Applicable


Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)



Sensory Requirements




Not Applicable

Depth perception










Environmental Requirements

Occupational Exposure Risk Potential

Reasonably Anticipated

Not Anticipated

Blood borne pathogens






Airborne communicable diseases



Extreme temperatures






Uneven surfaces or elevations



Extreme noise levels



Dust/particular matter




Other (exposure risk):



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Other work hours

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