Principal Structural Engineer


Saiful Bouquet is an internationally recognized, award-winning structural engineering firm, with two offices in Southern California. We are currently seeking a Principal Structural Engineer to join us in our new headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles, located on the 37th Floor of 725 S. Figueroa Street. The Principal Structural Engineer position involves design and detailing of structural systems for large, complex structures in many market sectors, primarily Type I construction. Applicant would have the responsibility of being a leader in the firm and developing clients for future work. Applicant must have the management skills needed to lead a team of structural engineers and BIM designers in a dynamic office environment and steer projects towards successful outcomes working closely with architects, contractors, and other consultants. Significant opportunity for growth and exposure to a wide variety of exciting and challenging projects.

Required Qualifications

§ 15+ years of building design experience.

§ Experience in a wide variety of structural materials and building types with emphasis on design of larger steel and concrete structures in multiple market sectors.

§ SE license is required.

§ Recognized as a leader in the industry.

§ Proven track record with clients in delivering successful projects with several established rewarding client relationships.

§ Ability to act as a strong and decisive leader.

§ Strong technical ability, preferably with unique strengths within a certain technical area or market sector.

§ Experience with DSA and HCAI/OSHPD is a plus.

§ Experience with seismic evaluation and retrofit of existing buildings using ASCE 41 is a plus.

§ Master’s degree from a US university in structural engineering is highly desirable.

§ Strong communication and people skills, and team players required.

§ All candidates must be eligible to work and are located in the US.


Saiful Bouquet provides a stimulating, collegial office environment, encouraging employees to collaborate and learn through exposure to a diverse and challenging mix of high-profile projects and deep technical resources. Benefits include the following:


§ Competitive salary

§ Bonus, based on performance

§ Car Allowance

§ Profit Sharing

§ Saiful Bouquet contributes 3% to your 401(k) regardless of participation

§ Saiful Bouquet matches Employee contributions to 401(k) at 50%, up to an additional 2%


  • Comprehensive health insurance with dependent coverage (HMO or PPO)
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance


§ 8 holidays per year

§ 2 weeks paid vacation per year, extending to 3 weeks based on seniority

§ 2 weeks sick leave, with unused leave accruing to Serious Illness Fund

§ Year-end 1 week office shutdown

§ Paid family leave (statutory)

Flexible Work Schedule:

§ Remote work Fridays

Stipends and Fees Paid:

§ Parking/ Public Transportation stipend

§ Cell phone fees

§ Professional license fees


§ Ergonomic workstations with sit-stand desks and large dual monitors

§ Weekly massage therapist (DTLA office)

§ Exercise facilities on site

§ Privacy booths, prayer room, wellness room (DTLA office)

§ Fun employee outings, such as picnics, skiing, bowling, fishing, etc.

About Saiful Bouquet

Saiful Bouquet is an innovative structural engineering firm that provides wide-ranging consulting services based on a holistic understanding of building cost, function, aesthetics, and performance. Our work is focused on major public and private building projects across over 30 market sectors, and employs state of the art advanced engineering methodologies where appropriate. Our collaborative, team-building approach has helped us to excel in various project delivery methods, including Design-Bid Build, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Lean Delivery and P3 projects, earning us a reputation for engineering excellence. With multi-ethnic roots, Saiful Bouquet’s staff has grown to become one of the most diverse workplaces in California, earning a Gold certification for Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion. While Saiful Bouquet is one of the largest pure structural engineering firms in California, we maintain the accessibility and personal relationships of a small firm. Visit our website to get to know us better:

Notice to Third Party Agencies:

Saiful Bouquet does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to Saiful Bouquet in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where Saiful Bouquet has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to any employee of Saiful Bouquet, will become the property of Saiful Bouquet and Saiful Bouquet will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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