San Diego, CA

Notable Destinations & Commerce: USS Midway; Coronado Island; Balboa Park; San Diego Zoo; San Diego Convention Center; Gaslamp District; Hillcrest; Petco Park; The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park; Torrey Pines; University of California in San Diego; San Diego State University; Naval Base San Diego; Naval Base Point Loma; Naval Base Coronado; Belmont Park; La Jolla Cove; La Jolla Shores; Anza Borrego Desert State Park; Mt. Laguna; Julian; Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; Cabrillo National Monument; Mexico destinations (Valle de Guadalupe; Puerto Nuevo, and Rosarito)

Signature DCI San Diego Cultural Activities: New hire happy hours; employee birthday celebrations; Halloween costume contest; LA/Irvine/San Diego employee holiday party; ugly sweater contest; open house; office outings (San Diego Padres games, bowling, camping)

Don’t want to experience seasonal snowy, cold weather? San Diego is the perfect city for sunshine most of the year, sipping wine on a rooftop patio, enjoying the beach life, exploring downtown by scooter, and becoming an active outdoor enthusiast. It’s also a city where DCI’s structural projects are prominent throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, such as Hillcrest, Barrio Logan, Point Loma, and Mission Hills.

The San Diego office opened in 2001 to keep up with growing market demands of southern California. The downtown office is just 10 minutes away from the international airport. Employees can take public transit or the trolley into work (includes trolley connections to UTC and UCSD). Principal Ryan Slaybaugh heads the team of 20 engineers, designers, and support staff. Over the years, they have devoted their engineering time to designing concrete commercial developments, mixed-use, office, multi-family high-rises, and affordable housing. Notable contributions include UCSD and SDSU student housing, design-build military projects, and office/commercial-use retrofits.

In addition to these project types, DCI San Diego is also pursuing life science office/lab projects throughout the region. Team members can be seen networking and sometimes presenting at local BISNOW and industry organization events (San Diego Architectural Foundation, AIA San Diego, SEAOSD, ACI San Diego).

San Diego, CA

101 West Broadway, Suite 1260
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 234-0501
(619) 234-0582


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Current Openings

Job Title:
Structural Project Engineer
San Diego, CA
Date Posted:

DCI Engineers – San Diego, CA

DCI Engineers, a leading structural and civil engineering consulting firm, currently has an opportunity for a Structural Project Engineer in San Diego, CA. With offices spanning from Alaska to the East Coast, DCI leverages a local 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

Preferences for a Structural Engineer:

  • 0-5 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 designing all categories of gravity framing systems and lateral wind/seismic resisting systems
  • Experience designing all categories of seismic and gravity framing systems for every building and material type
  • Basic knowledge of design/build codes, such as the AISC, ACI 318, CBC, 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
  • Completion of a relevant internship with a structural engineering firm
  • Possess a state-issued Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate
  • 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