Career Opportunities

Akana is a great place to work, and attracts and retains exceptional talent, by providing a challenging and diverse work place with ample opportunity for advancement. Many of our employees marvel at the breadth of experience they enjoy at the firm, which is not typical for a firm our size. We also benefit from many long-term employees who can provide leadership and mentorship to new staff joining the firm.  Our employees receive higher than industry standard wages, and a benefits package which has been designated by our insurance broker as “best in class.” Akana employees enjoy a flexible work schedule and work environment including telecommuting to help with their work/life balance.


A list of open positions are provided below, please click the Apply Here link to be forwarded to our application.

Civil Engineer

Akana would like to add a civil engineer with EIT or PE licensure and at least 3 years of experience to its staff. The ideal candidate will have a broad-based experience and interest in a variety of civil and water system design tasks and projects. Duties will include preparing plans, specifications, cost estimates, schedules, and permit applications for land development such as LID designs, site grading, utilities and roadway designs, and other design and permitting projects. As part of project teams, the candidate will coordinate and communicate with clients, reviewing agencies, sub-consultants and contractors, and others. The candidate will have opportunities to perform construction administration duties including site visits, construction coordination meetings, inspections, and other related tasks.

The ideal candidate will further have demonstrated experience with Civil 3D, AutoCAD, and Site Engineering & Land Development. Civil 3D design experience shall include knowledge of functions of alignments, profile views, corridors, and road assemblies, and have experience in using Civil 3D’s grading creation tools and feature lines to create TIN surfaces and to complete earthwork, and cut & fill calculations. Additional proficiency with Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel and Word, clear oral and written communication skills, and ability to quickly learn new programs to perform other design tasks are highly desired.

Quality Assurance 

Akana is looking for a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) to provide Quality Assurance Inspections on an upcoming project. The QAR will be responsible for preparing daily reports for daily contractor operations within 24 hours of completion of shift, provide daily quality assurance inspection on assigned projects and provide corrective action or recommendations, observe and report any safety, quality, or environmental concerns for resolution, report all accidents or incidents, and report items needing repair. Experience providing these services to Federal agencies for hydropower facilities as well as the inspection of mechanical/electrical systems is desired. May involve swing or night shift duties.

CAD Designer

Looking for a conscientious, detail-oriented Civil Designer experienced in site layout, grading, earthwork computations, and road and utility design.  The successful candidate will be able to work independently, based upon general instructions provided by engineer, architect, and/or project manager.  This is not a redline drafting position – the position requires critical thinking and the confidence to make and defend decisions made throughout the design process. Position requires the flexibility to adapt to a wide variety of client design and drafting standards.   Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD and AutoDesk Civil 3D is required.  MicroStation and ArcView experience is not required, but would be a plus.  The ideal candidate would also possess experience and familiarity with architectural and structural design.

SE Washington Operations Manager

Akana is looking for a Chemical or Mechanical Engineer with at least 15 years of experience and at least 10 years of experience supporting work at U.S. Department of Energy Hanford site. The ideal candidate will have a broad background of business development, project management, and quality control experience supporting the U.S. Department of Energy clients. The candidate also must demonstrate experience with the design and construction process systems, civil infrastructure, and environmental remediation projects involving radiation and nuclear safety requirements. The position requires coordination and communication with clients, reviewing agencies, sub consultants, and more. This position may start as part-time growing into full-time for the candidate with the right skills and experience. 

Construction Inspectors

Akana is always looking for skilled Construction Inspectors to join our team. Construction Inspectors will be required to use survey instruments, metering devices, tape measures, and test equipment, such as concrete strength measurers, to perform inspections. Inspect bridges, dams, highways, buildings, wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, and foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety and conformance to specifications and codes. Maintain daily logs and supplement inspection records with photographs. Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, specifications, and construction methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements and safety regulations. Inspect and monitor construction sites to ensure adherence to safety standards, building codes, and specifications. Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, and elevation of structures and fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes. Issue  notices and stop-work orders, conferring with owners, violators, and authorities to explain regulations and recommend rectifications.

Mechanical/Resident Engineer

Akana is looking for a mechanical engineer, PE preferred, with at least 10 years of commissioning experience to support various systems at SeaTac Airport.  Function as assistant to Resident Engineer and act on the RE’s behalf when so delegated by the RE. The RE will assign specific responsibilities to the ME which may include, but is not limited to: Providing assistance in coordinating field operations, community relations and 3rd Party issues; manage permit conditions compliance; perform inspection and recording duties; and provide technical expertise on construction and contract matters.

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Akana is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on any basis protected by law. For our EEO policy statement click here.

These opportunities may be subject to the requirements of FAR Clauses 1452.226-70 and 1452.226-71 regarding preference in hiring of Native Americans. Native Americans are encouraged to apply.