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Structural Fire Engineer

01 May 2018


Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc., an engineering consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, is looking for qualified engineers for our offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Our specialty is the design and analysis of structures to protect against explosions, fires, and other extreme loadings.

Hinman values collaborative teamwork and provides the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects in a leading-edge field of engineering. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and professional growth to self-motivated engineers. If you want to create your own destiny and be around creative people who take pride in their work, we want to hear from you.

Job Description

Support lead engineers in analyzing and designing structures for response to highly dynamic loads. Perform advanced structural analysis to evaluate the inelastic response (up to and including failure) of structural elements. Write reports with graphics for client presentations. Review plans for conformance with our recommendations. Travel for site visits may be required.


Successful candidates have a minimum Master of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, have taken courses in structural fire, structural dynamics, vibrations, and inelastic response, finite element methods, and have experience working with Matlab, SAP2000 Nonlinear, DYNA3D, LS-DYNA, and Revit.

For this position, it will be critical for the candidate to be experienced in structural fire analysis. In particular, candidate must be capable of evaluating structural response for a range of fire scenarios and materials using thermal transmission principles. Knowledge of state of the art methods of testing, mitigation, and passive fire protection rating approaches is necessary.

We are looking for engineers with self-initiative, excellent time management skills, superior verbal and written communication skills, and who thrive on new challenges in a fast-paced office environment.

To Apply

To apply send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject heading: Fire Engineer, to No phone calls please.

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