We provide international leadership by creating structural and civil engineering systems that improve the places people work, live, and play. Our portfolio includes solutions for high-profile “architectural” projects worldwide.
As leaders with global reach in our profession, what we do at MKA helps set the stage for many. To increase our impact, we seek the best in the engineering industry.
Life at MKA
At MKA, engineering is a team sport, and our staff is diverse, driven, and connected. We highly value people wired to collaborate and willing to coach the next generation. We curate many opportunities for our team to come together and connect, such as our softball and soccer teams, running group, holiday parties, summer family gatherings, young engineers’ forum, team celebrations, and more.
Your Career at MKA
Ongoing professional development is a way of life at MKA, with literally hundreds of opportunities. Working with us on world-class structures and sites, our teams will be rounding out the technical experience you gained in school. We take very seriously our responsibility to provide the technical and professional training necessary to create the next generation of industry leaders. MKA offers a competitive compensation plan, a generous performance bonus plan, comprehensive insurance coverage, and more.
Upon arrival, all employees at MKA are paired with a navigator to help build connections between colleagues. Access to team members of various experience levels, including senior management, is made simple by our single-office mentality.
Our ongoing multi-faceted training consists of:
Hands-on training in engineering judgment and critical thinking around the design of items commonly performed by younger engineers.
Sharing best practices and lessons learned surrounding the many subjects not addressed in school.
MKA PM Studio
Advanced training for project management skill development in leadership, finance, risk management, and business development.
Continuing Education Seminars
Regularly occurring seminars covering technical topics, introducing new design methods or construction products, and highlighting current projects.
Technical Specialist Teams
Uniting people around the office to drive innovation and improvement within MKA’s practice for different technical specialties such as performance-based design, wind engineering, and many more.
Opportunity for our team to practice and improve their public speaking and presentation skills while receiving helpful feedback from peers and firm leaders.
MKA employees are out in the community making a difference. For example, we founded the Washington chapter of the ACE (Architecture/Construction/Engineering) student mentoring program, we volunteer lecture for University of Washington graduate-level structural engineering classes, and we support our community through donations and employee participation in events such as Food Lifeline’s “Food Frenzy,” local science fairs, United Way, and many others. Want to learn more about the culture at MKA? Visit our News and Facebook pages.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MKA
MKA is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce and maintaining a supportive and inclusive culture. We are committed and pledge to fully support equity in professional opportunities for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability, status as a veteran, or any other category. All employees at MKA are expected to demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for all other employees and a commitment to the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives. MKA expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
We are no longer accepting applications for summer internships in 2023. We will open the internship application portal again on November 1, 2023, for the summer of 2024.
The mission of MKA’s internship program is simple: we want to show you what we do and how we do it. MKA generally brings in five to seven interns each summer, letting them experience true hands-on engineering. Students are part of a project team and exposed to actual day-to-day engineering. They work on world-class projects currently in design; validate their chosen career direction; find unmatched training opportunities; have access to MKA’s extensive continuing education and training programs; and attend any of MKA’s technical specialist group meetings.
MKA Structural Interns typically work for two or three months during the summer between their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.