Mission: Coffman's mission is to empower our team to deliver innovative engineering solutions focused on our clients’ success.
The sky's the limit at Coffman Engineers. Our LA and San Diego teams are honored to be part of the design for the BFR building with SpaceX at the Port of LA.
Rex's Roar was unveiled on Saturday to commemorate San Diego Zoo's 100th Anniversary! Together with a great team, Coffman provided the lighting design to feature this 30-foot long, 10-ton bronze lion. Read more on our LinkedIn post: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQwZT
At Coffman Engineers, we believe that to do work that matters, it matters where you work. Our culture, unique business model, and diverse team of professionals sets us apart. Creative and high-performing, we enjoy working together to positively impact the community around us. Employees say that it feels like working with a group of friends in a small office while enjoying the support and benefits of working for a larger firm. Our culture isn’t the only thing that makes us different, but it drives everything we do.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, flexible PTO program, an open collaborative environment, professional development, community opportunities, and lively employee activities including healthy breakfasts, spirit week, annual summer picnics, wellness activities, and social events. But the best part of working at Coffman is being in an environment that allows you to be yourself, be respected, work alongside other intelligent motivated people, and have some fun while you impact the built environment around you!
For 39 years, Coffman has provided multidiscipline engineering services as a prime or sub consultant on projects large and small across a broad scope of markets. Our diverse portfolio keeps things interesting from day-to-day and includes commercial, retail, institutional, government, industrial, educational, and alternative energy.
Our focus has always been on our clients' success and we do this by offering diverse services from 14 offices across the U.S. This has made us a leader in the building industry and strengthened our reputation as being progressive, innovative, and great place to work.
Multidiscipline Engineering: Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, Process Piping, Corrosion Control, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Design, Instrumentation & Controls, project management, commissioning, and land survey services.
Offices: Anchorage, Atlanta, Bay Area, Bozeman, Burlington, DC Metro, Guam, Honolulu, Hood River, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Seattle, and Spokane.
When you work at Coffman Engineers, you work for a company that genuinely cares about you. We take pride in helping employees grow personally and professionally. From day one, your comprehensive benefits package will include many of these perks and more.
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"Our longevity is very significant and due to our exceptional culture." - Dave Coffman, Founder
Coffman Engineers' culture is one that reflects the values we hold that are rooted in our 39-year history. We are a company of unique individuals committed to fairness, honesty, and respect for all. Our culture allows us to be an employer of choice, encouraging the health and development of our staff on multiple levels.
The American Red Cross Association
Coffman Engineers raised donations in support of the thousands of Louisianans that were affected by the record rainfall and flooding. Employees donated $6,220 and the company matched the amount bringing the total to $12,440. The donation was made to the Washington Greater Inland Northwest Chapter of the American Red Cross on behalf of the whole company.
Growing eWeek on the Island of Guam
Coffman Engineers reached out to local public/private high schools and middle schools, helping provide over 70 classroom presentations, speaking to over 3,800 students during Engineers Week.
SAME Bridge Building Competition
Coffman Engineers helped organize the 5th Annual H. Dean Gilham Bridge Design Competition at the Society of American Military Engineering event. This bridge building competition encourages high students to be creative and pursue their interest in engineering.
Kids at Heart
Coffman Engineers attended the Kids at Heart Luncheon that benefits the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington.
American Cancer Society Walk
Team Coffman had an amazing time walking for a great cause and raised $725. It was an early morning 3-mile walk, but the route along the water at Ke’ehi Lagoon Beach Park was well worth the early start! Over 4,000 walkers attended the event to help raise over $185,000 for the American Cancer Society and to bring more awareness about the risks of breast cancer.
The Coffman team built an award-winning structure for the 11th Annual Canstruction event. This year’s sculpture of Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka was awarded Most Cans, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention! Coffman donated 1,015 pounds of food through the structure and helped the event in total raise 22,725 pounds for the Hawaii Foodbank!
Coffman Engineers’ Los Angeles office donated toys, food, and clothing to the Annual BOMA/GLA Toy Drive. Year after year, this drive has supported a number of deserving charities and those less fortunate.
Alaska Mountain Rescue Group
Coffman Engineers sponsored the Twin Peaks Race put on as a fundraiser by the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG). The AMRG is a nonprofit volunteer search and rescue organization based in Anchorage, Alaska, dedicated to providing search and rescue services in Alaska
Our diversity in markets, services, and locations is our strength and clients benefit from the insights gleaned from our broad experience.
Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park and Battery Development
Coffman provided fire protection and life safety consulting for the mixed-use development surrounding the Atlanta Braves stadium. The development included four multi-family residential blocks, retail, office, parking, hotel, and entertainment buildings.
Kewalo Basin Harbor Improvements
Coffman was the designer of record for a renovation and improvements to the existing Kewalo boat harbor. Coffman provided civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering for the new piers, fuel tanks, power, and security features.
Port of Anchorage Corrosion Control
Since 1984, Coffman has provided the Port with multidiscipline services and corrosion engineering solutions for many projects including cathodic protection system upgrades and building security design.
Coffman is the structural/seismic engineering consultant to the Nordstrom brand for over 30 years. We have provided services for more than 100 new retail stores and evaluated existing stores for compliance with current codes since 1979.
Coffman has provided various services and support for the Harborview Hospital including a sustainable design of the mechanical systems to reduce operating costs. We continue to provide services using the progressive design-build delivery method.
Host Hotels and Resorts
Coffman supports Host Hotels and Resorts on retrofit design, due diligence surveys, and fire alarm system upgrades and assessments for locations across the US.
I have been working at Coffman Engineers full-time (More than 3 years)
Coffman values their culture, and works hard to maintain it at each office. One piece that I really appreciate is transparency. They do a great job of communicating their goals (both at our local office level and company-wide from the President/CEO). It’s nice to know not only where the company is going, but how I fit into that plan. They support professional growth and development, and provide great opportunities to give feedback for improvements around the office (from business processes, to project management challenges and even the free food that’s provided in the kitchen). The work itself is challenging and diverse, which I like a lot. There are opportunities to work on many different types of projects with different types of clients.
They also have a great PTO/Comp time policy for overtime work (you can accrue hours), which is an added benefit during busy times like this
Nothing negative. It's a busy time in the industry and at times the workload can seem daunting, but that's true for most firms in our industry right now. Even with the busy economy, Coffman really supports taking time off to spend with friends and family.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work. Coffman is different from other firms in the region which is a great thing.
I was interviewed by a P.E. and his supervisor. They did not ask me a single question and expected me to ask them questions. I ended up listening to the supervisor's daily tasks for the whole entire time. It was pretty pointless.