MKA is committed to providing international leadership in the creation of structural and civil engineering systems that improve safety, aesthetics, economy, constructability, and sustainability. We provide solutions for the best “architectural-type” projects around the world for owners, architects, developers, and contractors. What we do at MKA, as leaders with global reach in our profession, helps set the stage for many. To sustain those goals, we seek the best in the engineering industry.

LIFE AT MKA

MKA’s staff is diverse, driven, and connected.  At MKA, we believe that engineering is a team sport.  We highly value people wired to collaborate and willing to coach the next generation. This spirit is exhibited both “on the court” and off. There are many opportunities to get to know your colleagues, such as our softball and soccer teams, running group, holiday party, summer family gathering, young engineer’s forum, and more.

TRAINING

Upon arrival, all employees at MKA are provided with a navigator to help build connections between colleagues. Access to colleagues of various experience levels, including senior management, is made simple by our single office model.

Ongoing multi-faceted training is offered as summarized below:

  • MKA Workshop – hands-on training teaching engineering judgement and critical thinking around the design of items commonly done by younger engineers
  • MKA Insight – sharing of best practices and lessons learned surrounding the many subjects not addressed in school
  • MKA PM Studio – advanced training for project management skill development in areas of leadership, finance, risk management and more
  • Continuing Education Seminars – addressing new developments in our industry as well as sharing project stories with each other
  • Technical Specialist Groups – bringing people from around the office together to drive innovation and improvement to MKA’s practice around different technical specialties such as performance based design, wind engineering, and many more


DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION AT MKA

Magnusson Klemencic Associates 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 to demonstrate 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.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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.

ENGINEERING INTERNSHIPS

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 5 to 7 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 21 technical specialist group meetings.

MKA Structural Interns typically work for 2 or 3 months during the summer between their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

We have closed the application period for the 2022 summer internship program. We will start accepting applications for the 2023 summer internship program on November 15.

 

Current Openings

We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following position at MKA:

Your Career at MKA

On-going professional development is a way of life at MKA, with literally hundreds of opportunities. Working with us on world-class structures and sites, we 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 coverages, and more.

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