Mechanical Engineer

Colby Company Engineering is a midsize engineering firm specializing in mechanical, structural, electrical, fire protection and civil engineering and architecture. Thirty-five employees strong, Colby Co. is noted for its commitment to technical and service excellence and a fun, flexible, rigorous work environment. Located in the vibrant small city of Portland, Maine, Colby Co. offers a balance of opportunities for working and living well.

We currently have an opening for a Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years of building and industrial experience in a consulting engineering design firm setting. We are looking for an engineer who can perform a broad range of mechanical engineering designs including HVAC systems, industrial systems (pumps, heat exchangers, piping, etc.) and system controls. The successful candidate will bring a deep, successful track record of design, project management, quality control and construction administration. In addition to an outstanding technical skillset, s/he will be a quick, flexible thinker and problem-solver who is accustomed to working in fluid teams on tight deadlines.

This position is a part of the Mechanical Engineering Department which is comprised of mechanical, fire protection, and controls engineers. Additionally, Colby Co. offers electrical, structural, civil engineering and architecture with our in-house staff. You may have the opportunity to lead multidisciplinary design teams as many of our projects encompass more than one discipline. Projects range in size from $50,000 to $60M in construction value for State, Federal, Industrial and Commercial clients.

Desired traits:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Strong HVAC design experience
  • PE License a plus
  • Experience with Trane Trace 700 and/or DOE 2 a plus
  • Experience with Revit a plus
  • Sustainable design experience a plus

In addition to our insurance and retirement benefits package, Colby Co. offers two paid volunteer days a year, paid educational reimbursement, summer hours, paid time off (PTO), flex time, educational company outings and great co-workers.

Colby Co.’s office is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Maine.  With a metro area of 500,000, Portland offers a wide variety of professional opportunities, cultural activities and outdoor events in an accessible and affordable setting.  Portland has recently been recognized by a number of national publications for its unique character and quality of life:

  • #1 Most Livable City: Forbes 2009
  • #8 Best Restaurant Metro Area in the US:  Huffington Post 2013
  • #10 Healthiest City for Women:  Women’s Health Magazine 2013
  • #1 Best City in the US for Your Second Act:  Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine 2012
  • #3 Best City in the US for Families:  Parenting Magazine 2012
  • #7 Greenest City:  Travel and Leisure 2012
  • #6 Best City for Job Prospects:  2012

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Colby Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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