Design Engineer | Civil Engineer

Job description

Acorn Engineering, a growing Portland, Maine based civil and environmental engineering firm has a May/June 2022 opportunity for a Design Engineer. The Engineer will assist the development team through the life-cycle of projects. Responsibilities include site design, development of drawings, stormwater design, coordination with project stakeholders, regulatory permitting, and construction administration. Acorn’s current projects include permitting for community solar farms, floodplain restoration, watershed restoration projects, municipal parks including artwork installations and urban infill developments. Acorn partners with high quality clientele and champions their projects from initial concept, through planning board approval to final completion.

This is an exciting opportunity to assist a small (but growing) engineering firm with a variety of tasks. We offer opportunities to grow professionally, volunteer, collaborate on exciting projects and develop lasting relationships both inside and outside of our firm. We look to empower our employees and provide them with the tools to be successful.

Capabilities and Credentials

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
0-2 years experience with design, permitting and construction administration for various site design projects within Maine
Strong technical and engineering design skills
Proficiency in AutoCad Civil 3D & HydroCAD
Understanding of Local, Maine and Federal permitting regulations and applications
Experience with stormwater treatment design
Valid driver’s license
EI Certification required

Provided Equipment

Employee will be provided with a laptop to enhance a hybrid work model. It’s anticipated the hybrid remote model would include 75% of time in the office and 25% remote.  This balanced approach fosters in person collaboration while providing opportunities to be with family and travel which is an important part of our company’s culture.


Acorn Engineering offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Benefits include:

Paid time off
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Primary and non-primary parental leave
Retirement benefits with employer match
Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

Candidate Application and Evaluation

Please include cover letter stating qualifications and detail how your past work experience makes you the best candidate for this position.


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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