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Earthquake Engineer

Earthquake engineering, also known as engineering seismology, can be defined as the branch of engineering devoted to mitigating earthquake hazards.  In this broad sense, earthquake engineering covers the investigation and solution of the problems created by damaging earthquakes, and consequently the work involved in the practical application of these solutions, like in planning, designing, constructing and managing earthquake-resistant structures and facilities.

Thus, earthquake engineers are a vital component in the engineering, environmental and construction industries.  Sequence has had a long association working with the earthquake engineering profession.  Because of this, we understand earthquake engineers may be interested in knowledge for its own sake and may make inventions that unexpectedly provide a new product or service, but their core mission is to solve problems and design solutions related to earthquakes.

Earthquake engineers conduct important research and acquire ever-increasing amounts of knowledge.  But engineering, unlike a pure science, does not have as its chief aim understanding a natural phenomenon. To say that earthquake engineering is an applied science is the same as saying that earthquake engineers apply science, and in this field they apply it to buildings, bridges, towers, ports, and utility and transportation systems.

Understanding theories of physics as relates to mechanics, on the one hand, and designing and constructing a bridge, on the other, are two different things. The latter problem-solving role is a classic example of engineering, the former is science.

These specialty engineers deal with the hazard of earthquakes and design solutions to the problems those earthquakes pose. The chief goal of earthquake engineering over the decades – and is still the foremost goal –is simply to keep construction from falling down. All the rest of the specialized objectives in today’s field – how to keep equipment functioning during and after an earthquake, how to quickly ascertain where leaks are in the piping system of a water utility, and so on, follow from and are secondary to that age-old central goal of finding out how to keep things from collapsing. In its essence, “earthquake engineering” is easy to define.

Sequence is in the forefront recruiting earthquake engineers.

We have been a leader recruiting and staffing earthquake engineers because we know and understand this discipline and the important component it is in the construction, engineering and environmental industries.  Sequence is known as the premier executive recruiting and staffing firm committed to providing employment solutions for these major industries all over the world.

We have witnessed the tremendous advancements and changes in this profession, especially the philosophy of earthquake design for structures other than essential facilities.  Today, earthquake engineers are concerned with core issues: 1) to prevent non-structural damage in frequent minor ground shaking; 2) to prevent structural damage and minimize non-structural damage in occasional moderate ground shaking, and; 3) to avoid collapse or serious damage in rare major ground shaking. 

For these engineers, it is sometimes difficult to quantify the different types of damage (structural and non-structural) and what constitutes frequent minor, occasional moderate, and rare major earthquake ground shaking.

Sequence: finding you the #1 earthquake engineer is our job #1. 

Sequence has a long history working in the earthquake engineering sector and has developed an expertise unlike any other in the executive recruiting and staffing industry.  We know and understand the technical and professional nuances of this field.  As a result, we have developed a team of highly experienced, skilled recruiters and staffing professionals with broad industry experience, and they know and understand the earthquake engineering profession.

This means our expansive industry network can go to work for you quickly because we know where to find the finest talent and how to obtain the best and the brightest earthquake engineer for your organization. 

At Sequence, our recruiting philosophy, methodology and recruiting practices adhere to the highest standards in the industry.  It is why we are able to carefully screen and present only the most qualified earthquake engineer candidates who are readily available to make a difference in your organization. 

Sequence: your trusted partner offering a full array of HR services.

Our recruiters and staffing experts can meet all of your personnel needs, from filling individual earthquake engineer jobs to recruiting and staffing entire practice groups, for both small firms or for global engineering, construction and environmental corporations. 

We recruit and staff executive, management, administrative and field-level personnel for temporary and temporary-to-permanent earthquake engineer jobs, and for direct-hire positions throughout the engineering sector worldwide.  We also offer short and long-term temporary contract placements, outplacement services, long-term recruiting in addition to contracting a full range of HR services. 

With such a diversity of applications, there is a nearly endless list of engineering sub-specialties with which Sequence has experience. Many of these specialties are vital to the clients we serve and require highly skilled expertise in planning, design and execution. 


۰ American Concrete Institute
۰ American Council of Engineering Companies
۰ American Institute of Architects
۰ American Institute of Steel Construction
۰ American Iron and Steel Institute
۰ American Society of Civil Engineers
۰ APA The Engineered Wood Association
۰ Applied Technology Council
۰ Building Seismic Safety Council
۰ California Building Standards Commission
۰ California Geological Survey
۰ California Seismic Safety Commission
۰ California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program
۰ Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
۰ Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis
۰ Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
۰ Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering
۰ Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems
۰ Earthquake Engineering Center for the Southeastern United States
۰ Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
۰ Federal Emergency Management Agency
۰ Geological Survey of Canada
۰ Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program
۰ International Code Council
۰ IRIS Consortium – Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
۰ John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University
۰ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
۰ Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, University of Buffalo
۰ National Council of Structural Engineers Association
۰ National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
۰ National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC
۰ National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, UC Berkeley
۰ National Institute of Standards and Technology
۰ National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue
۰ National Science Foundation
۰ National Seismic Hazard Maps
۰ National Strong Motion Project
۰ Natural Hazards Center
۰ Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation
۰ Northern California Earthquake Data Center
۰ Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, UC Berkeley
۰ Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
۰ Public Agency Risk Managers Association
۰ Risk and Insurance Management Society
۰ Seismological Society of America
۰ ShakeMaps
۰ Southern California Earthquake Center
۰ Structural Engineers Association - International
۰ Structural Stability Research Council
۰ U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program
۰ Western States Seismic Policy Council