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Lane is a principal structural engineer of Miller Consulting Engineers, Inc. and has been involved with structural design since 1996. Lane is experienced with a wide variety of materials including wood, masonry, concrete, steel, light-gage steel and aluminum. He has been involved with a variety of projects including design of steel moment frames for industrial buildings, historic building retrofits, seismic roof upgrades for metro-area school structures, structural evaluations and investigations that require existing building analysis and retrofits through recognized standards such as FEMA 178 and ASCE-31.  Lane has been involved with establishing guidelines for the special inspection requirements used throughout the state of Oregon with SEAO. He assisted The Masonry Society perform structural engineering trial designs with the goal to help improve building codes and standards. Lane assisted with trial designs for the Direct Design Handbook for Masonry Structures (TMS 403-10), a masonry design standard that helps designers on a more prescriptive basis.


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Portland State University



  • Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Structures (vertical and lateral analysis)
  • Light Gauge Steel Structural and Aluminum Design
  • Building Cladding and Component Design
  • Equipment Anchorage and Rooftop Mechanical Support and Anchorage
  • Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit Design
  • School/Church Upgrades 
  • Masonry Structures
  • Temporary Shoring Design
  • Structural Repairs
  • Site Investigations
  • Hydronic System - Seismic Pipe Bracing and Thermal Restraints
  • Design of Dynamic Message Sign and Traffic Intersection Concrete Pole Foundations

Professional Affiliations & Development:

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) 
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO)
  • The Masonry Society (TMS)
  • ATC-20 Procedures for Post Earthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, (SEAO)
  • Structural Masonry Design Webinar, Columns, Out-of-Plane Walls, Quality Assurance, Rebar Detailing (NW Concrete Masonry Association)
  • AISC Seismic Design-Updates and Resources for the 21st Century
  • SEAW Refresher Course for Seismic Codes
  • AISC Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings



GSA Schedule GS10F105AA
SBA Certified Small Business Enterprise (#P0669937)

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Miller Consulting Engineers (MCE) is a well-established, growing structural engineering firm located in SW Portland, OR. We provide diversified structural engineering services to a variety of clients and design using a full array of materials including timber, steel, masonry, concrete, and composites. Consulting is a fast-paced business and last year we completed over 1,500 projects.

MCE offers a competitive benefits package and growth opportunities.  We also support continuing education and training to encourage your potential.

We offer:
  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience)
  • Company profit sharing & retirement contribution
  • Work-life balance
  • Employer paid benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

If you're interested in joining our growing team, look through our current openings below and submit your résumé and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Currently Hiring:

Associate Structural Engineer I (3+ years experience and license)

As an Associate Structural Engineer I you will:
  • Perform calculations, develop loading requirements, & create accurate & concise drawings
  • Communicate effectively & professionally with senior engineers & clients regarding status of new & ongoing projects
  • Pay attention to client expectations & scope adjustments, work closely with senior engineers
  • Perform research & conduct field investigations
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • PE license & 3+ years of experience is required
  • Preferred to have personal vehicle & the minimum required Oregon insurance for site visits
  • Ability to generate creative solutions within existing limitations
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities
  • Contributes to positive team spirit
If this would be a good fit for you, please submit your cover letter and résumé in the "Upload Résumé " section, found below.