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Engineer (Summer 2024) – Protective Design & Security

🚀 Summer Internship

San Diego

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  • You need a degree in Civil/Structural Engineering, coursework in dynamics/blast engineering, strong academic skills, communication abilities, US Security clearance, willingness to travel, and be self-motivated and team-oriented for this Engineer role.
  • You will provide physical security consulting services for construction projects, performing blast calculations, dynamic analyses, and coordinating with various stakeholders to ensure compliance with protective design requirements.

Summer Internship

Architecture & Urban Planning, EngineeringSan Diego


  • We have an opportunity for a Structural Engineer for our Protective Design & Security Practice. The Structural Engineer will primarily focus on blast analysis and design work, and will also likely be exposed to several different aspects of protective design & security such as progressive collapse, site perimeter security, and operational security as well as conventional structural design. Over time, a Protective Design engineer will work on projects that involve skills well beyond structural engineering, including performing risk assessments and implementing security technology. Protective design structural engineering is not a topic found in many schools, so we have a strong training program to get new hires up to speed.


  • Undergraduate degree in Civil or Structural Engineering. Graduate degree is preferred.
  • Coursework in structural dynamics or blast engineering.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Excellent verbal and technical writing skills.
  • Self-motivated and team-oriented.
  • Experience in Revit, Tekla, and AutoCAD is helpful, but not required.
  • The position requires the candidate to gain and hold US Security clearance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and internationally.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Architecture & Urban Planning


  • Provide physical security/protective design consulting services for new and existing construction. Physical security topics include, but are not limited to, blast design, site layout, progressive collapse, and design of vehicle barriers.
  • Perform calculations to determine blast-loading environments.
  • Perform nonlinear, dynamic analysis of building structures and façade systems using a single degree of freedom, multi-degree of freedom, and finite element analysis methodologies for dynamic blast loadings.
  • Perform nonlinear, dynamic analyses of building structures using SAP 2000, ETABS, and other commercially available software for the prevention of progressive collapse.
  • Read and interpret design drawings and REVIT models.
  • Transfer design information from calculations to structural, architectural, and physical security drawings/models.
  • Draft reports and memorandums to communicate physical security requirements and other technical design information.
  • Coordinate physical security requirements and design information with architects, owners, contractors, and other engineering disciplines.
  • Review shop drawings, calculations, and RFIs related to physical security design items during construction.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Diego


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Disability and other voluntary benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Childcare
  • Paid Time Off, Family Leave for New Parents, Volunteer Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Commuter Transit (where available)
  • 401k retirement savings with Company matching on employee contributions and/or qualified student loan repayments
  • Fitness Reimbursement
  • And other various wellness, diversity/inclusion and employee resource programs and initiatives