Project Engineer

Job description

Acorn Engineering Inc. (Acorn), a growing civil and environmental engineering firm in Portland, Maine, is seeking a qualified Project Engineer. The engineer will be an integral part of the development team and assist through the life cycle of projects.

Responsibilities include:

site design
development of drawings
stormwater management design
coordination with project stakeholders
regulatory permitting
construction administration

Acorn’s current projects include:

downtown revitalization
neighborhood planning
affordable housing through the state
urban infill developments, including the tallest building in Maine
municipal and industrial compliance
permitting for community solar farms
floodplain restoration
watershed restoration

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 join a dynamic engineering firm that has its eye on further growth. 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
3-6 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, state and federal permitting regulations and applications
Experience with design of stormwater management systems
Valid driver’s license
EI Certification required – PE or ability to obtain your PE within one (1) year is encouraged

Hybrid Work Environment

Employees will be provided with a laptop to enable work within our hybrid work model. It’s anticipated the hybrid remote model would include 75% of time in the Portland office and 25% remote. This balanced approach fosters in-person collaboration while providing employees the opportunity to be with family, to travel, and to engage with their community – all of which are important parts of our company’s culture.


Acorn Engineering offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including:

4-5 weeks paid time off and 9 paid company holidays
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Primary and non-primary parental leave
Retirement benefits with employer match
Company paid ST/LT/ Life insurance
Workplace perks include coffee, espresso, ping-pong table and other light diversions

Candidate Application and Evaluation

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

Acorn is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

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