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Entry Level Engineer - Mechanical

McMillen, Inc is a full-service engineering, environmental, and construction firm in the transportation, heavy civil, water resources, hydropower, and fisheries markets. We are able to contribute to a project at the planning stage, navigate the regulatory requirements, develop a design, manage and self-perform construction, start-up, and commissioning.

The Mechanical Staff Engineer will work under general supervision of project managers or senior engineers completing tasks to support design engineering, modeling, and construction support to deliver successful fisheries and water resource related projects for federal, local municipalities, and private utility companies.

This full-time position is available in Boise or Portland, with partial telework flexibility. Work visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  • Collects data and gathers information or documents.
  • Performs standard computations or analysis.
  • Performs basic design tasks.
  • Prepares drawings and visual aids.
  • Assists on other tasks such as: preparation of permit applications, material testing, drawings, and CAD work.
  • Prepares portions of project documents.
  • Edits specifications.
  • Performs research and investigations.
  • Provides support to construction activities.
  • Provides Quality Assurance/Quality Control as directed on projects per client requirements and/or company policy.
  • Support equipment identification and selection activities, including sizing, layout, technical specifications, and vendor information reviews.
  • Interface with vendors throughout the design and procurement process
  • Support site field visits to obtain information and data to support projects.
Desired Qualities:
  • Ability to self-motivate and complete tasks as directed.
  • Desire to expand knowledge and skillset.
  • Interest in a wide variety of different projects.
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamentals daily.
  • Great work ethic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from an ABET accredited institution
  • FE Certification or ability to complete within 6 months
  • 0 to 3 years of experience (Master's degree counts towards 1 year of experience)
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and communicating contract documents, plans and specifications
  • Ability to travel on average of up to 20% per month.

Company Bio:
Currently serving clients with over 180 staff members from 15 locations in two countries, our superior technical skills include: civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical, hydraulic and hydrology engineering. We also have leading professionals in design and construction-related services for fisheries; hydropower; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing and regulatory assistance; dam safety; spillway, intake, and water conveyance design and rehabilitation.
We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We aren't looking for the complacent or the comfortable. We are looking for the highly technical, the creators, the manic obsessives, the outliers who know being the best is a journey, not a finish line. We support our employees' efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance.

EEO: McMillen is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.