About us

At MCE we offer practical, diverse structural solutions to serve our clients' needs now and well into the future. Our staff members have specialized training and experience in a wide array of structural engineering solutions and materials and use it to provide the technical expertise necessary to successfully execute well over a thousand projects every year.
 
When Ray Miller founded MCE in 1978, the world of structural engineering was very different than it is today. The tools of the trade were limited to drafting tables, slide rules, and simple calculators. These tools have largely been replaced by computer aided drafting, building information modeling, and structural analysis software, but experience and engineering judgement remain the most important factor in our designs. For over 40 years, engineers at MCE have been refining our understanding of building performance, allowing us to provide efficient, effective designs even as code requirements have become much more stringent.

Awards

Joint Force Headquarters

  • 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award (SEAO) - New Building Over $10 Million

Lewis & Clark College Pedestrian Bridge

  • 2019 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award (SEAO) - Special Use Structure

Central City Concern - Blackburn Building

  • 2018 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award

Daimler Parking Garage

  • 2017 Oregon Chapter of American Concrete Institute - Excellence in Concrete-Parking
  • 2016 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award - New Building Over $10 Million

The Seismic Upgrade of Spencer Court

  • 2015 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award - Renovation/Retrofit

Salvation Army Kroc Community Center

  • 2011 Dream Design Award - Aquatics International
  • 2010 Daily Journal of Commerce TopProjects - First Place for Private Buildings $15.1-$50 Million

Rolling Hills Community Church

  • 2007 Oregon Chapter of American Concrete Institute - Excellence in Concrete Award

Old Oregon Hotel Rehabilitation

  • 2001 Oregon Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence Honor Award

Vernon Elementary School

  • 2001 Oregon Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence Grand Award
  • 2002 American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence National Honors Award

Oregon State Capitol Seismic Upgrade - Phase 1

  • 1996 Oregon Chapter of American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence Grand Award
  • 1996 American Council of Engineering Companies - Engineering Excellence National Honors Award

 

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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:


Marketing Coordinator

As our marketing coordinator you will:

  • Strategize, write, and edit content for proposals, qualification packages, resumes, project descriptions, award submittals, and presentations
  • Research / track project and business development opportunities; develop company-wide branding standards
  • Draft proposal development plans and communicate with technical staff and managers regarding details about proposal schedules and action items
  • Maintain website data including project photography and descriptions, resumes, qualifications, and awards
  • Guide interview strategy and preparation meeting; preparing presentation and interview materials
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of MCE's business and clearly communicate that understanding
Qualifications/Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, English, or Journalism, or a related combination of education and experience; Graphic Design experience is a bonus
  • 5+ years experience working with engineers, architects, environmental consultants, or in the construction industry is preferred
  • Strong editing and writing skills with a focus on persuasive writing
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator/Photoshop) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven ability to gather, coordinate, and communicate information from multidisciplinary partners 

 

If this would be a good fit for you, please submit your cover letter and résumé in the "Upload Résumé " section, found below.


Associate Structural Engineer (3+ years experience and license)

As an associate structural engineer 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
Qualifications/Competencies:
  • 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.


Structural Designer (0-4 years experience)

As a structural designer you will:
  • Determine structural systems with licensed engineers
  • Perform calculations, develop loading requirements, & create accurate & concise drawings with supervision
  • Review work with supervising engineers
  • Write reports/letters under direct supervision of senior engineers

Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Preferred to have passed Fundamental of Engineering exam and have Engineer in Training certificate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow

 

If this would be a good fit for you, please submit your cover letter and résumé in the "Upload Résumé " section, found below.