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.

Staff 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.

Mid/Senior Structural Engineer

Akana is currently seeking a Structural Engineer with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience for our Portland office.  Successful candidates will find themselves immersed in interesting and challenging projects covering a wide range of project types including dams, bridges, multi-story buildings, transit, industrial and tribal facilities. Consistent with that culture, this position offers excellent professional growth to the right candidate. 

Experience in designing with steel, concrete, masonry and timber, as well as a willingness to work with non-traditional building methods and structures is important.  Candidate should be willing to assist with civil, architectural, electrical and mechanical projects as needed for our multi-disciplinary team.  Our focus on good client service also requires excellent communication and project management skills.  As part of a team, this position will require supervision of project staff and working with other disciplines within the firm as well as clients and other consultants. 

Candidate must be familiar with seismic design and analysis and well-versed in AutoCad drafting, with Revit a plus.  Engineering degree from an ABET-accredited university and registration as a Professional Engineer preferred.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Construction Inspectors

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.