Title of Position: Staff Engineer I, Structural

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $60,000-$75,000 Annual salary

Location: Westminster, Colorado

Kahuna’s Core Values focus on Safety, Confidence, Innovation, Balance and Family. We manage our business by our Core Values to ultimately provide a safe and productive work environment. Our goal is to create a workplace that employees are proud to be a part of and want to retire from.

General Characteristics: Perform basic technical structural engineering support for midstream oil and gas projects under the direction of experienced structural engineers. Project assignments will include engineering and design tasks for large facility foundations and steel systems. Will report to Director, Civil and Structural Engineering & Design.

Required Skills:

  • Able to document and layout simple foundation and steel system designs using pre-developed tools with direction from experienced engineers, and then review drawings and markup as necessary to represent a functional design.
  • Basic understanding of foundation types/steel shapes and correct application of them.
  • Basic understanding of control system and industrial networking components, equipment, and applications.
  • General understanding of ACI, ASCI, ASCE, IBC, PIP codes, and ability to apply these correctly and efficiently with guidance from experienced engineers.
  • Able to document and layout simple structural system designs using pre-developed tools with direction from experienced engineers, and then review steel and rebar shop drawings, marking up as necessary to represent a functional design.
  • Able to build a simple structural system model utilizing RISA, MathCAD and/or LPILE from project and equipment drawings, and perform pipe rack, foundation and pipe support analysis under the guidance of experienced engineers.
  • Able to summarize structural study results using Kahuna report templates.
  • Able to assemble and track bid tabulations for contractor and equipment quotes using Kahuna templates and guidance from experienced engineers.
  • Demonstrate ability to functionally communicate technical and administrative project/task details, including correspondence via reports, emails, and general documentation.
  • Understand and able to operate Navisworks Freedom, allowing for basic integration between engineering and design.
  • Participation in construction activities and communication with field personnel through RFI responses reviewed by experienced engineers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Advanced degree in Civil Engineering (Structural Specialty preferred).
  • Strong work ethic and willing/able to travel to field project locations as necessary.
  • Proficient communication and organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and able to quickly react to changing priorities and deadlines.

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to  ^ Kahuna is a DOT-regulated company, therefore this position will require the candidate to pass an initial drug screen and background check upon hire.

Closing date: Open until filled.

Kahuna offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance, 401K participation, additional optional coverages, paid time off, and access to onsite exercise facilities. For information on Kahuna, including more information on our company culture, visit our website at

Kahuna is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.