Licensed in:
New Jersey

As a principal of Miller Consulting Engineers, Ron Vandehey has been involved with the design and assessment of structures since 1989. As a past member of the American Society of Cost Estimators with an educational background in cost estimating, Mr. Vandehey has extensive experience with cost estimating for various types of projects, some of which have been in excess of $50 million. His cost estimating experience includes providing Engineer’s Estimates of Probable Construction Costs for seismic retrofits, dams, and new and existing buildings. In addition, his extensive structural design experience allows him to recognize practical, economical, structural solutions with a special talent for the management and design of seismic renovations and additions to existing buildings.


  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology with a specialty in Structural Engineering, Oregon Institute of Technology


  • ASCE 41 Evaluations
  • Commercial and Residential Structures
  • Construction Claims Consulting
  • Historic Structures
  • Educational Facilities
  • Equipment Anchorage
  • Litigation Support / Expert Witness
  • Modular Structures
  • Opinions of Probable Construction Costs
  • Parking Garages
  • Seismic Retrofits
  • Bridges

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

  • ACEC President 2022-2023, ACEC Board Member 2014-Current
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, President 2007-2008
  • Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, Vice-President 2006-2007
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon, Program Committee Chair
  • Oregon Chapter of American Concrete Institute
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Association of General Contractors of America - Oregon Columbia Chapter


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.