Mechanical Engineer
Portland, OR 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental, and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. Those ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Mechanical Engineer, we'll count on you to:

  • Mechanical design calculations
  • Plan sheet, detail drawings, specifications, and construction cost estimate development for construction projects
  • Mechanical field inspection and troubleshooting
  • Construction submittal reviews (e.g., shop drawings)
  • Conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations, and assist in the preparation of cost estimates and specifications
  • Perform routine engineering assignments requiring application of standard techniques and procedures
  • Complete projects with clear, specified objectives and limited variables
  • Work independently on small projects or assist more senior engineers on larger projects
  • Give direction to clerical and technical personnel as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from an A.B.E.T. accredited university.
  • PE required.
  • 5+ years experience in Mechanical Engineering design.
  • Strong computer skills using AutoCAD, AutoCAD Inventor, Microstation, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel is required. Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record under the HDR Motor Vehicle Policy.
  • Candidates who reside locally in the Portland, OR area are preferred.
  • Desire to pursue growth opportunities
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous internship or employment experience with an architectural/engineering or engineering consulting firm, construction contractor, or similar industry employers for mechanical machinery design projects.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.


Primary Location: United States-Oregon-Portland
Industry: Bridges
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Bridges and Structures
Job Posting: Jan 12, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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