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


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.

Applications for 2020 summer internships will be accepted from December 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020.

 

Current Openings

We are constantly looking for talented candidates to join the MKA team.  We currently have need for candidates for these roles:

We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic, qualified candidates. If you are a good match for the position described, please submit your qualifications.
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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.

MKA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. MKA will provide a reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please contact us at 206-292-1200.

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