Locations

Portland, OR

Notable Destinations & Commerce: Portland Convention Center; Moda Center; Providence Park University of Portland; Portland State University; Nike headquarters; Adidas headquarters; Columbia sportswear headquarters; KEEN, Inc. headquarters; Daimler Truck North America

Signature DCI Portland Cultural Activities: Annual open house; summer camping trip; industry happy hours (SEAO); office lunchtime outings; training for marathons; participate in firm-wide activities (fitness challenge); attend DCI Seattle events (open houses)

Portland attracts environmentally conscious, outdoorsy, “keep-it-local-and-weird” enthusiasts who appreciate the diverse landscape and entrepreneurial spirit Oregon has to offer. The residents here are known for their casual, laid-back attitude who prefer to bike to work rather than drive. Downtown Portland’s skyline is intentionally lined with few high-rises, readapted historic buildings, and connecting bridges. The surrounding neighborhoods take pride in preserving their unique characteristics and community vibe.

In 1998, DCI established a presence in the City of Roses to better serve Oregon clients and AEC professionals. Since then, 20+ employees have done wonders for the city and state in terms of construction engineering, demolition, renovation, multi-family residential housing, commercial, sustainable design, and much more. The team’s talent did not go unnoticed as they were ranked “Engineering Firm of the Year” by DJCOregon in 2018. Principal Shirley Chalupa, recognized as a “Woman of Vision” by DJCOregon, leads the Portland team now. Principal Damon Smith heads the civil team, while Ethan Martin is Director of Sustainability and Mass Timber. Together they are mentoring a new generation of engineers and project managers who want to make a difference in their hometown and beyond. The DCI Portland team often visits the Seattle office for project collaboration and client meetings.

Portland, OR

921 SW Washington Street, Suite 560
Portland, OR 97205

(503) 242-2448
(503) 242-2449

People

Chalupa 920 itok Sus Q Vsg9

Shirley Chalupa

Principal, Portland
View Profile >
Adam itokk2s Oy VI0

Adam Jongeward

Associate Principal, Portland
View Profile >
Fritz Photo DCI 2019 04 5 web itoksm UPM1 GT

Kyle Kraxberger

Associate Principal, Portland
View Profile >
Fritz Liedtke DCI Robert WEB itok Z5 NJ Vn Cm

Robert Léger

Associate, Portland
View Profile >
Fritz Liedtke Ethan Martin 008 web itokm4 Sjtvl3

Ethan Martin

Associate Principal, Director of Sustainability & Mass Timber, Portland
View Profile >
Smith 920 itokv2 Y5tr XL

Damon A. Smith

Principal, Portland
View Profile >
Younie 920 itokow Moj Z El

Wade Younie

Principal, Portland
View Profile >

Current Openings

Job Title:
Civil Project Manager
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
8/17/2022
 DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a Civil Project Manager in Portland, OR. With offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a regional presence with national experience in 20 markets.

Responsibilities of a Civil Project Manager:

  • Develop, coordinate, and direct production of engineering project documents
  • Prepare fee proposals and contracts
  • Develop workload and scheduling projections for project staff
  • Oversee and perform site development design for grading, drainage, sewer, water, erosion control, and road design, including profile layouts
  • Oversee and perform construction support services
  • Review submittals, prepare technical reports and routine conveyance calculations, and write observation reports
  • Collaborate with the engineering and drafting teams to coordinate design details and construction document requirements.
  • Review completed drafting
  • Communicate with contractor during construction
  • Proactively evaluate additional service requests, review billing, and coordinate permit responses and construction support services

 Requirements for a Civil Project Manager:

  • 4-8 years of civil project management experience
  • Ability to manage your time, juggling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and train junior engineers and coordinate with BIM Designers
  • Desire to build strong client relationships and provide excellent service
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders – clients, and design and construction teams
  • Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university and PE license required.

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

At DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun and enthusiastic people, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

DCI offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with opportunities for other incentives.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee
  • Tax-advantaged savings account options
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability policies
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D and Supplemental options
  • 401(k) with an annual Company contribution
  • 8 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits (where available)
  • Health & Fitness Program
  • Cell phone benefits
  • Bonus earning opportunities
  • Seminar and licensing reimbursements

Apply
Job Title:
BIM Designer
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
8/16/2022
 DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a BIM Designer in Portland, OR. With offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a regional presence with national experience in 20 markets.

Responsibilities of a BIM Designer:

  • Apply company standards to perform Revit and AutoCAD drafting to produce high quality construction documents
  • Communicate with project engineers and managers regarding projects and scheduling
  • Review completed drafting work and compare with drafting mark-ups and sketches.
  • Maintain and organize project files according to company protocols

Requirements for a BIM Designer:

  • 2-5 years working knowledge with Revit 2018 or higher
  • Structural (steel, concrete, wood, and masonry) drafting/design experience desired
  • Construction knowledge helpful
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in learning and growth
  • Effective communication skills
  • Approachable and service oriented
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

At DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun and enthusiastic people, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

DCI offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with opportunities for other incentives.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee
  • Tax-advantaged savings account options
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability policies
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D and Supplemental options
  • 401(k) with an annual Company contribution
  • 8 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits (where available)
  • Health & Fitness Program
  • Cell phone benefits
  • Bonus earning opportunities
  • Seminar and licensing reimbursements
Apply
Job Title:
Structural Project Manager
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
6/3/2022
  DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a Structural Project Manager in Portland, ORWith offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a regional presence with national experience in 20 markets.

Responsibilities of a Senior Structural Project Manager:

  • Develop, coordinate, and direct production of engineering project documents
  • Prepare fee proposals and contracts
  • Develop workload and scheduling projections for project staff
  • Oversee and perform calculations, design, and analysis of applicable elements for projects
  • Collaborate with the engineering and drafting teams to coordinate design details and construction document requirements
  • Oversee/perform construction observations and write reports
  • Review shop drawings during construction
  • Evaluate additional service requests, review billing, and coordinate permit responses and construction support services
  • Develop a client base.

Requirements for a Senior Structural Project Manager:

  • 4+ years of structural project management experience
  • Experience designing and managing projects using steel, concrete, wood, and masonry design materials
  • Previous work experience includes building evaluations, renovations, and seismic retrofits
  • Skilled at designing all categories of gravity framing systems and lateral wind resisting systems
  • Skilled at designing all categories of seismic and gravity framing systems for every building and material type
  • Ability to manage your time, juggling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and train junior engineers and coordinate with BIM Designers
  • Desire to build strong client relationships and provide excellent service
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders – clients, and design and construction teams
  • Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university and PE license required.
  • Master’s degree and SE license preferred

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

With 16 offices across the country, at DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun, enthusiastic, and intelligent folks, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

DCI offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with opportunities for other incentives.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee
  • Tax-advantaged savings account options
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability policies
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D and Supplemental options
  • 401(k) with an annual Company contribution
  • 8 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits (where available)
  • Health & Fitness Program
  • Cell phone benefits
  • Bonus earning opportunities
  • Seminar and licensing reimbursements
Apply
Job Title:
Structural Intern - Winter/Spring 2023
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
10/19/2022
 DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a part-time, Structural Engineering Intern for our Portland office.  Hours would range from 20-24 per week, flexible to accommodate class demands. This internship would end June 2nd 2023. 

We provide unique and challenging learning opportunities for interns to gain experience and develop expertise in a collaborative and rewarding environment. 

With 20+offices around the US, at DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun, enthusiastic, and intelligent folks, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

 As a seasonal intern, you can expect your work responsibilities to include:

  • Construction support services in the form of shop drawings or submittal review
  • Construction support site visits
  • Revit detailing
  • Preliminary structural analysis and design on a variety of projects and construction types

Requirements:

  • Effective communication skills
  • Civil or Architectural Engineering degree in progress from an ABET accredited university preferred
  • 3rd or 4th year undergraduate degree or master’s degree in progress
Apply
Job Title:
Structural Project Engineer
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
9/12/2022
  

DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a Structural Project Engineer in Portland, OR. With offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a regional presence with national experience in 20 markets.

Responsibilities of a Structural Project Engineer:

  • Perform and coordinate the structural design of assigned projects under the supervision of the Project Manager
  • Collaborate with BIM Designers to produce structural construction documents and draft details in REVIT
  • Assist Project Managers with Construction Support, including shop drawing review and answering RFIs
  • Be attentive to details and provide accurate construction documents
  • Progressively grow your technical knowledge through both internal project experience and continuing education

Requirements for a Structural Project Engineer:

  • 1-4 years of structural engineering experience, as it relates to building design
  • Working knowledge and project experience using steel, concrete, wood, and masonry design materials
  • Experience with heavy timber design detailing
  • Experience designing all categories of gravity framing systems and wind resisting systems
  • Basic knowledge of design/build codes, such as the AISC, ACI 318, IBC, and ASCE 7
  • Working knowledge of structural analysis software, such as RISA 3D, RAM, ETABS, Enercalc, ADAPT, etc.
  • Ability to manage your time, juggling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Desire to provide excellent service and build client relationships
  • Maintain a positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Possess a state-issued Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate and able to sit for PE exam within the next 12 months
  • Structural/Civil/Architectural Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university, preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

At DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun and enthusiastic people, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

DCI offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with opportunities for other incentives.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee
  • Tax-advantaged savings account options
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability policies
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D and Supplemental options
  • 401(k) with an annual Company contribution
  • 8 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits (where available)
  • Health & Fitness Program
  • Cell phone benefits
  • Bonus earning opportunities
  • Seminar and licensing reimbursements
Apply
Job Title:
Civil Project Engineer
Location:
Portland, OR
Date Posted:
9/7/2022
 DCI Engineers - Portland, OR

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a Civil Project Engineer in Portland, OR. With offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a regional presence with national experience in 20 markets.

Responsibilities of a Civil Project Engineer:

  • Perform site development design for grading, drainage, sewer, water, erosion control, and road design, including profile layouts
  • Collaborate with the engineering and drafting teams to coordinate design details and construction document requirements.
  • Plan, schedule, and conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work
  • Attend design meetings, as directed by the project manager
  • Review submittals, prepare technical reports and routine conveyance calculations, and write observation reports

Requirements for a Civil Project Engineer:

  • 2-3 years of civil engineering experience
  • Grading, storm water management, and utility design experience
  • Experience with storm water modeling and technical information reports
  • Ability to manage your time, juggling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Desire to provide excellent service and build client relationships
  • Effective communication skills
  • Civil Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university required

Start your journey, chart your course – DCI is ME (My Experience)!

At DCI Engineers you are sure to find your adventure with a great group of people and a lifestyle you crave. We understand the importance of work/life balance and how your free time activities fuel your professional productivity and creative mojo.

For nearly 35 years, DCI has been challenging our employees to step outside the box to provide innovative solutions and value to projects, while forging great relationships with clients.

If you are looking to work with fun and enthusiastic people, in a collaborative and rewarding environment, come make DCI your experience.

DCI offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with opportunities for other incentives.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee
  • Tax-advantaged savings account options
  • Company-paid Life, AD&D, and Long-term Disability policies
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability, Life, AD&D and Supplemental options
  • 401(k) with an annual Company contribution
  • 8 paid holidays, including 1 floating holiday
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Commuter benefits (where available)
  • Health & Fitness Program
  • Cell phone benefits
  • Bonus earning opportunities
  • Seminar and licensing reimbursements

Apply