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BKF Engineers Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
BKF Engineers provides engineering, surveying, and land planning services for architects, commercial and residential developers, colleges and universities, cities and counties, governmental agencies, hotels, health care facilities, and large corporations. Headquartered in the ... Read more


Company Updates

  • Last week we were officially awarded ENR California's Top Design Firm of 2017. Here are some photos from the ceremony, and don't forget to see our career's page to see if there is a opportunity for you to join our award winning team!

  • Meet Our Team: Episode 1 is UP!!! We started off in our headquarter office, located in Redwood City. Get a first hand account of the BKF culture from our very own employees. Which office do you want to see next? Comment below, and be sure to go to our website to see our job opportunities!

    Meet the Team Episode 1: Redwood City

    Episode 1: Meet some of our employees from our headquarters in Redwood City!

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BKF Engineers – Why Work For Us?

It is our passion to supply you with not only a challenging job today, but also the opportunity to acquire career defining skills for your future. We provide the very best technology, training, and teams to inspire you to do the very best work of your life. We invest in our people. 

We believe in maintaining a work-life balance. By having flexible work schedules, ongoing training opportunities, open communication, employee assistance programs, premium health benefits and team sports, we create a great work environment that is both fast-paced and rewarding.

BKF consistently wins Best Firm to Work For in national and California rankings, including Zweig Group, Bay Area News Group, and the North Bay Business Journal (to name a few).

BKF believes in providing the best technology, tools, and training to inspire our employees to do the best work of their life. We invest in our people. That's what we're about. Join the team.

You deserve an excellent benefits package.

We care about our team, offering 100% paid benefits for medical, dental, and vision from top insurance companies in California. Our profit sharing and bonus program is the best in the business. We have a wellness program that includes company sponsored sports teams, fresh fruit, gym reimbursement, and health plans with covered wellness benefits.

We value work-life balance and it shows. We achieve well over a 90% per year staff retention rate.  Join us.

• 100% Medical

• 100% Dental

• 100% Vision

• Profit Sharing

• 401k Plan

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Gym Reimbursement

• Paid Personal Leave Time

• Paid Sick Leave

• Paid Training

• Corporate Condo in Lake Tahoe

• Company Picnics

• Employee Assistance Program 

• Free Fruit, Coffee, and Snacks

BKF Engineers Reviews

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    "Culture makes the company"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Redwood City, CA
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    I have been working at BKF Engineers full-time (Less than a year)


    The culture of this company is one of it's best attributes. Every employee who I have crossed paths with here truly loves what they do. It is a work hard, play hard environment. Each person is fully dedicated to BKF and you can visibly see that through their day to day efforts and the longevity the company has. I strongly believe I have found my work family.


    I wish there was an internal quick chat system that we could use other than email.

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BKF Engineers Photos

BKF Engineers photo of: BKF Corporate Head Quarters
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BKF Engineers photo of: Corporate Headquarters
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BKF Engineers Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Design Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in December 2013.


    First interview process is with the HR manager and it is mainly to explain the type of job and get to know you as an interviewee. The second interview is with a Project Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What projects I worked on. On a scale of 1-3 how good am I with the software? Can you read a topo test. What is the elevation on a specific contour of a topo map? If their is no scale how can you determine the correct scale?   1 Answer
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BKF Engineers Awards & Accolades

  • ENR California Design Firm of the Year, ENR California, 2017
  • Zweig Group Best Firm to Work For, ZweigWhite, 2017
  • Top Workplaces 2017, Bay Area News Group, 2017
  • Top Workplaces 2016, Bay Area News Group, 2016
  • Top Midsize Workplaces of 2015, Bay Area News Group, 2015
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