Design Engineer



The Company is seeking a Design Engineer to support our rapidly growing team. The Design Engineer will assist in the structural assessment and inspection of existing residential buildings.

The Company provides architecture, engineering, design, and apartment remodeling services to institutional and individual clients. As the Architect and the Builder, the Company provides one seamless process for its clients. With a track record of successfully completing hundreds of high-quality apartment renovation projects, the Company is a preferred contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Company seeks to attract and retain motivated construction professionals who love creating beautiful spaces for residents to live and enjoy the local Bay Area culture.

At Ballast, we are committed to design excellence. We believe in having an environment that encourages bold thinking, skill growth and individual expression. Each member of our team is an expert in his or her field, and together we create elegant residential spaces.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in administering structural engineering reporting and guidance across an array of renovations and retrofit projects in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Perform inspection analysis, design and documentation for retrofitting projects, structural assessments, and structural maintenance projects befitting the challenges presented by client budgets, schedule, and project constraints
  • Work with San Francisco City Department of Building Inspection
  • The employee is required to reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Occasional local travel for site visits


Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with coursework in structural design
  • Minimum of 2 years of structural design engineering
  • 1+ year of experience in AutoCAD intermediate level proficiency
  • Familiarity and basic understanding of common seismic resistance systems
  • Familiar with design of wood structures
  • Highly competent communication abilities (Email etiquette, remote meetings, PDF editing, etc)


Key Skills and Competencies

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification (current)
  • Experience in construction engineering
  • Knowledgeability of design of renovation and retrofit of existing structures

Ballast and its affiliates are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, and we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based on 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.  We are also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We thank all applicants who have applied however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.