/ Current Opportunities

Don’t see a perfect fit? We still want to hear from you. We value your unique perspective, experience, and skillset over how you stack up against the details of a position description. So while the positions below reflect immediate needs (and said details have been crafted with care and intention), we’re always accepting resumes and are known to create positions for the right fit. Send your resume, CV, and why-we-need-to-meet-you pitch to: humanresources@cplinc.com

Civil Engineer – Project Manager

Seeking an experienced civil engineer to provide project management for site development associated with new building construction.

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Drafting / Civil 3D Technician

Seeking a civil engineering drafting/Civil3D technician with 2-4 years of experience.

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Civil Engineer

Seeking a civil engineer with a minimum of four years’ experience with knowledge of site civil design associated with new building construction.

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Structural Engineer

Seeking a structural engineer with more than 4 years of design experience.

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Structural Engineer – Entry Level

Seeking an entry-level structural engineer.

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Drafting / Civil 3D Technician – Entry-Level

Seeking an entry-level civil engineering drafting/Civil3D technician who has completed or nearly completed a certification program.

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Structural or Civil Engineer – Internship

We continually review applications for structural and civil engineering internship positions.

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Mentorship and Career Development

One size does not fit all when it comes to career development. While our departmental structure provides direction and organization, it doesn’t limit us. Instead, we provide flexible, individual-focused career tracks and an environment where every employee – regardless of level or longevity – is encouraged to advance and grow.

We match every new employee with a mentor, and support professional development efforts and specialty-focused technical teams. “An Empowered Team” is one of our core values. A pillar of our business, it ensures that we prioritize continued learning, internal collaboration and employee development.

Intern

Tasks and role vary according to experience

Staff Engineer

Diverse range of projects

Design of major project elements

Internal design coordination

Client interaction during construction administration

Project Engineer

Typically licensed

Project design and mentoring of staff engineers

Increasing client interaction

Project Manager

Supervise projects and provide quality control

Manage scope, schedule, budget

Mentor staff

Actively building client relationships

Associate

Provide quality control

Project and resource oversight

Mentor staff

Maintain client relationships and business development

Principal

Overall firm guidance

Developed from within firm

Maintain client relationships and business development

We can't wait to meet you.

We’re not just structural, civil and seismic engineering experts. We are runners, painters, bakers, singers, gardeners, and more. Let us introduce ourselves. Meet the team.

/ Culture & Benefits

Coughlin Porter Lundeen provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k Matching
  • ORCA Transportation Pass
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Merit Bonuses
  • Reimbursement for Continued Education, Professional Societies and Professional Registrations
  • The Annual Holiday Party (Trust us, this is a benefit)

View the details of our benefits package, here.

To us though, it’s the intangibles that make Coughlin Porter Lundeen a great place to work. Here, morale is high, our kitchen bustles, and our coworkers are our friends. Our modern, downtown office (designed by us) boasts views of the sound on one side and the evolving Seattle skyline on the other. And there’s not a cubicle in sight.

 

Us at a Glance
Coughlin Porter Lundeen was founded in 1994 by Jim Coughlin, Steve Porter, and Terry Lundeen. Since then, Coughlin Porter Lundeen has grown steadily from a team of six to a firm of more than 100.
Our team donates hundreds of hours each year, both locally and internationally. Members of our team also serve on the executive boards of many nonprofit organizations including Construction for Change and A4LE.
We’re a team outside the office too, with soccer and softball teams representing Coughlin Porter Lundeen in local leagues.
We make time for fun, gathering for company outings, holiday parties, picnics, team hikes, Mariners and Sounders games, community service outings, and more!
Our team helps guide the industry, contributing to the development of seismic codes and trends, as well as shaping drainage standards and codes.
We select our projects carefully, working in a variety of markets, prioritizing relationships, and striving to select innovative work that excites us!
We don’t believe in corner offices or closed doors. Everyone, from principals to interns, collaborate and work together.
The office shuffleboard isn’t just for show. It plays host to the annual, high-stakes tournament, and countless lunchtime/afternoon pickup games.
Every employee works from our Seattle headquarters. We balance the horsepower of a large firm with small-team values and service.
Our portfolio is extremely diverse, reflecting work in a commercial office, culture and arts, health care, education, hospitality, and multi-unit residential markets.
We’re active in the community, both as individuals and as a team. Our staff are advocates for the causes most important to them, regularly donating time and talent.
Our projects have won awards including AIA Honor Awards, five “of the year” NAIOP Awards, ENR Regional Best Projects, and many more.

/ Calling Seattle Home

Seattle makes all the right lists – but don’t take our word for it. According to Forbes, Seattle is ranked sixth in the country for “Best Places for Business and Careers,” and is among the “16 Best Places to Live in the US.” NerdWallet calls it one of the best cities for today’s college graduates, and according to Business Insider, Seattle has one cultural attraction for every 354 people, placing it in the number one slot in a list of the 20 best US cities for culture. The Huffington Post gives Seattle an overall rank of fifth for health and fitness.

All impressive, but no list can capture the feeling we get during opening day’s first ski run, or settling down to a Tom Douglas meal. The lists can’t capture the fervor of the Seahawks Twelfth Man or the drums marching to a Seattle Sounders FC match. They don’t do justice to how much we love watching the wind fill our sails during a summer on Lake Union, how cherished our favorite craft brewery is, or how we’re already planning for our next show at the world-famous Crocodile Cafe. We can’t wait for you to feel it all for yourself.

Relocation Resources and Tips

City of Neighborhoods
With lakes and hills and an ocean sound, Seattle is a city of neighborhoods. Which is the best fit for you? This guide may help. Neighborhood blogs are also helpful: Capitol Hill, Ballard and other northern neighborhoods, and Downtown Seattle.

Getting Around
King County METRO provides close-in bus service; Sound Transit provides regional bus, light rail, and commuter train service; and the Washington State Ferries cross the Puget Sound. The Seattle Streetcar provides cross-town transport in-city. All are covered by your ORCA commuter pass.

Insider’s Guides
From day trips to doctors, SeattleMet.com offers great recommendations for newcomers. Weekly events listings can be found in The Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, CityArts, or The Stranger.

Our Top 5 Reasons to Live in Seattle

  1. You can spend the day hiking, skiing, canoeing, whale-watching, or visiting Canada, and still be back in time for dinner
  2. For the Legion of Boom! – so loud, so proud.
  3. Film festivals, street fairs, theaters, museums, and music festivals – there are countless ways to experience the arts.
  4. Every neighborhood has its own personality (and farmer’s market)!
  5. The rain never bothered us anyway.