You won't believe the email I got from a person the other day from Rutherford & Chekene Structural Engineers. This person applied for the Structural Engineer positions at Rutherford & Chekene.
This idiot recruiting manager named Elizabeth Harshaw told the candidate the following in an email:
While your skills and background are certainly impressive, we do not have a position open that matches your skill set at this time.
Let's break down why Ms. Hardhaw is an idiot when it comes to recognizing engineering talent.
Here is the ad that was placed on Rutherford & Chekene's website:
Structural Project Engineer/ManagerThis position requires a master of science degree and three or more years of relevant experience, or a bachelor of science degree and five or more years of relevant experience. Candidates should have strong analytical, detailing and communication skills and should possess professional registration.
Does this candidate posses a Master of Science Degree? YES
Does this candidate have more that three years of engineering experience?
YES, this person actually has 13 years of experience.
Does this candidate have professional registration?
YES, this candidate is a California-licensed Structural Engineer.
Does this candidate possess strong analytical, detailing, and communication skills?
ABSOLUTELY This candidate can designed plenty of public schools and hospitals in the state of California for
the past five years.
So why doesn't Rutherford & Chekene want to hire this person? I bet it's either because they do not want to pay the salary for this person or that the principals of Rutherford & Chekene saw this person's qualifications and became
extremely jealous. Maybe Rutherford & Chekene participates in blacklisting. I have no hard evidence to prove the blacklisting, but based on the email, it seems like a possibility.
I would like to ask Elizabeth Harshaw a question: What other skills does a California Licensed Structural Engineer need to design a building? Did Elizabeth Harshaw do any actual checking with plan review agencies or even asked the candidate for references or design samples? Of course not! She would rather take the word of a former bad employer over a plan reviewer any day! Of course, based on her conduct so far, Harshaw would rather allow a former boss to place a bad engineer at Rutherford & Chekene that this boss claimed was good in her case, she would bring the whole company down just because she wanted to be lazy. Maybe the reason she refuses to do anything is that she's too busy contributing to the eventual heat death of the universe.
This candidate even gave me a copy of her voicemails! They easily prove that Elizabeth Harshaw is a lying liar. I even suggested this candidate broadcast them on the radio nationwide.
Many people may not have heard of Rutherford & Chekene, but they have probably been to their buildings they have designed. Let me list them for you:
UC San Francisco Mission Bay Hospital, San Francisco, California, Architect: Anshen + Allen
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame, California, Architect: Anshen + Allen
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Redwood City, California, Architect: HOK
OSHPD-Reviewed Facilities California Pacific Medical Center, Davies North Tower Upgrade
Children's Hospital, Oakland Clovis Hospital Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Dameron Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers: Fremont, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Leandro, Stockton, Vallejo
Laguna Honda Hospital Marian Medical Center Expansion
Mercy San Juan Hospital Mills-Peninsula Medical Center New Stanford Hospital O'Connor Hospital
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital San Joaquin General Hospital Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Hospital Replacement Bed Building Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Valley Health Centers St. Louise Medical Center
Sutter Health Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Hospital
Sutter Health Energy Center and Medical Office Building
UC San Francisco Mission Bay Hospital Watsonville Community Hospital Non-OSHPD-Reviewed Facilities
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vacaville Medical Office Building B and Ambulatory Surgery Center
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Vacaville Medical Office Building A Memphis VA Medical Center
Mills-Peninsula Professional Office Building Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Valley Specialty Center
Summit Medical Center Additions UC Davis Student Health & Wellness Center
UC San Francisco Osher Center for Integrative Medicine UC San Francisco Mt. Zion Research Laboratory
VA Medical Center Clinic, Travis Air Force Base R&C Laboratory Projects
Amgen Research Building, Thousand Oaks, California BioMarin Galli Facility Upgrades, Novato, California
Buck Institute for Age Research Stem Cell Research Facility, Novato, California
California Department of Health Services Laboratory, Richmond, California Richmond Laboratory
Rickettsial Laboratory Carnegie Institution Global Ecology Research Center at Stanford University, Stanford, California
College of San Mateo Science Building and Planetarium, San Mateo, California
Corporate Life Science Research Complex, San Francisco Bay Area
Corporate Research Support Facility, Northern California
CSU Monterey Bay Chapman Science Center, Seaside, California
Humboldt State Wildlife and Fisheries Renovation and Addition, Arcata, California
Kaiser Regional Reference Lab, North Hollywood, California
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: User Support Building Concept Design, Molecular Foundry, Solar Energy Research Center, Future Scientific Facility Study
Medimmune, Mountain View/Santa Cara, California
Mills College, Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Pier Replacement
NIH Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana
NOAA/NMFS UC Santa Cruz Laboratory
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California: LCLS Experimental Facility, LCLS 2 Experimental Facility, Research Support Building 52, LCLS Research Support Building 901, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Signature Project Programming
Stanford University, Stanford, California: Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Building, Gilbert Biosciences Lab, Mechanical Engineering Building , Research Animal Facilities, Satellite Research Animal Facilities
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California : Foundations in Medicine 1 Preliminary Design; Li Ka-Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge; Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building; Technology and Innovation Campus
The J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, California
UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California: Hearst Memorial Mining Building Renovation, Helios Energy Research Facility, Li Ka-Shing Center for Biomedical Health Sciences, Stanley Hall, Building Manuals for Seismic Protection of Nonstructural Contents in Laboratories
UC Davis, Davis, California: Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science, Tahoe Environmental Research Lab, Veterinary Medicine 3A and 3B, California Animal Health & Food Safety Valley Labs Programming
UC Irvine Croul Hall, Irvine, California
UC Merced Science and Engineering Buildings 1 and 2, Merced, California
UC San Diego, La Jolla, California: Atkinson Hall for California IT2, Supercomputer Center
UC Santa Barbara Physical Sciences Building, Santa Barbara, California
UC Santa Cruz Biomedical Sciences Facility
San Francisco General Center for AIDS Research, San Francisco, California
UC San Francisco, San Francisco, California: Broad Center for Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Byers Hall for QB3; Cardiovascular Research Building; Genentech Hall; Medical Education Research Center, Fresno;
Mt. Zion Cancer Research Center; Parnassus Services Building
Wareham Development EmeryStation East Laboratory, Emeryville, California
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Molecular Foundry, Berkeley, California, Client: SmithGroup
UC San Francisco Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, San Francisco, California, Architect: SmithGroup/Jim Jennings Architecture
Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, California, Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
UC San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego, California, Architect: EHDD
UC Davis Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall and Conference Center, Davis, California
New de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, Primary Designers: Herzog & deMeuron, Principal Architect: Fong & Chan
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, Architect: EHDD
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, Architect: EHDD/HOK
UC Santa Barbara Recreation Center, Santa Barbara, California, Architect: Sasaki
Chico State Wildcat Recreation Center, Chico, California, Architect: Sasaki
Edenvale Community Center & Pool, San Jose, California, Architect: Carrier Johnson
UC Davis Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, Davis, California, Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
UC Santa Cruz Digital Arts Research Center, Santa Cruz, California, Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Mills College Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building, Oakland, California, Architect: EHDD
UC Santa Cruz McHenry Library, Santa Cruz, California, Architect: BOORA
UC Berkeley Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, California, Architect: NBBJ
Ferry Building Marketplace Renovation, San Francisco, California, Architect: SMWM (Perkins + Will)
Bart Parking Structure Retrofits, Bay Area, California
Bart Dublin Pleasanton Station, Dublin, California
Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Retrofit, Oakland, California, Architect: Michael Willis Architects
UC Berkeley Units 1 and 2 Infill Housing, Berkeley, California, Architect: EHDD
Stanford University Xanadu House Renovation, Stanford, California, Architect: RIM
Stanford University Toyon Hall Retrofit, Stanford, California, Architect: Cody Anderson Wasney
Hollister Courthouse, San Benito County, California, Architect: SmithGroup
Southside Police Substation, San Jose, California, Architect: Ross Drulis Cusenbery
B.F. Sisk Courthouse Conversion, Fresno, California, Architect: SmithGroup
California Administrative Office of the Courts, Consulting, Statewide, California
U.S. General Services Administration Seismic, Structural, Blast Contract, Nationwide
California State Building Seismic Program, Statewide, California
With actions like this, she ought to change her name to Osama bin Harshaw. She acts like a terrorists towards licensed professional engineers everywhere. I think her fellow co-workers need to be informed to her idiocy as well, so I will list these names of the co-workers for you to see. They never even apologized to the candidate about her problems. This makes Rutherford & Chekene a really bad place for any engineer to work based on her actions, in my humble opinion.
Principals: David Bleiman, SE, Dominic Campi, SE, Helen M. Fehr, SE, LEED AP, Larry C. Fournier, LEED AP, William
T. Holmes, SE, Afshar Jalalian, SE, LEED AP, Gyimah Kasali, GE, PhD, Thomas Lauck, SE, Bret Lizundia, SE, Walterio
Lpez, SE, Joseph Maffei, SE, PhD, LEED AP, Peter Revelli, SE, LEED AP, Patrick Ryan, SE, LEED AP, C. Mark Saunders, SE, Joseph Ungerer, SE, LEED AP, Wayne Wong, SE
Associate Principals: Jamison Curry, SE, Alan Kren, SE, LEED AP
Senior Associates: Ann E. Roche, SE, LEED AP
Associates: Ayse Celikbas, SE, LEED AP, Richard J. Denio, SE, Michelle L. Gale, David S. Gwie, SE, Laurel Jiang, GE, Maureen T. Joyce, SE, Yiling Lin, Claire Moore, SE, LEED AP, Francisco Parisi, SE, Karl Telleen, SE, LEED AP, Angela
Weng, PE, Jay C. Yin, SE
Remember, folks, it's been over 9 months since Rutherford & Chekene has failed to save money for their clients by not hiring this candidate. Tell Elizabeth Harshaw to do the right thing and not throw away billions of dollars in potential savings before it's too late!