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Early Career Engineering and Design Roles- Oregon

Job Details

PDOR Portland - Portland, OR
Full Time

Who We Are 


We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients. 


At PAE, we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different from most engineering firms. Here’s why: 

  • We care intensely about envisioning and creating sustainable building systems and work every day to break new ground in the world of sustainable design. 
  • We have a close affinity to the visions of the architects we work with; we understand the need for beauty as well as practicality. 
  • We value creativity as much as we value precision. 
  • We understand that the visionary people we want to hire need to experience the world in order to change the world, and we work hard to support that need. 


Joint our Early Career talent community! We are currently accepting applications for 2024 graduates in the following areas:


What You'll Do

  • Provide task-based support for engineering systems
  • Develop an understanding of building systems design, modeling and documentation
  • Develop proficiency using Revit and AutoCAD as design/drafting tools
  • Grow in the ability to read plans
  • Interact and promote the core values of PAE and Luma with project team members both internal and external. Attend meetings with team members as a representative of PAE and Luma
  • Complete assigned work on time with instruction from the project lead
  • Prepare project deliverables with attention to detail
  • Utilize tools within the project quality management plan (QMP)


What You Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Design specific to discipline work
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) or ability to obtain
  • Internship experience
  • Ability to develop an understanding of AutoCAD/Revit
  • Strong analytical skills, strategic thinking
  • Passionate about results
  • Organization, clear communication and attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Microsoft Office Suite


What We Offer 


  • Hiring Base Salary Range: $62,000 - $66,000 annual
    • This position is eligible for time and a half overtime pay 


The base salary is one component of PAE’s competitive compensation package for employees. We take into consideration a variety of factors including but not limited to skills, abilities, experience, education, credentials, internal equity and geographic location in determining exact salary offered. At PAE, roles are eligible for additional rewards, including salary increases and annual bonuses based on individual performance. The above range represents PAE's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 


In addition, PAE offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 

  • Performance Bonus 
  • Employer paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision) 
  • 401k account contribution 
  • Professional development reimbursements including state registration and professional association dues 
  • Commuter benefit 
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Cell phone stipend 
  • Life insurance and disability benefits 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid time off for sick leave, family leave, community service, holidays and vacation- work hard and take time off when you need it. 
  • To learn more about our comprehensive benefits package, visit This information is provided per the Equal Pay Act. 


Our commitment to pay equity 


PAE is a JUST label certified company; we demonstrate JUST label requirements within pay equity. Pay scales should meet or exceed applicable legislated wage requirements and industry standards and compensate, on the same basis, all individuals performing the same or similar work and work of equal value. We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our commitments to equitable business practices, you may view our JUST label certification here:  


To find out more visit our website: 


What We’re Made Of 


Established in 1967 and stretching across five offices on the West Coast, PAE provides services in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, building performance analysis, technology design, and lighting design (LUMA). We work with clients to design the nation’s highest performing and most regenerative built environments that keep people comfortable, healthy, and productive inside while restoring the natural world outside. We employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, and social goals of every client we work with. 


Our portfolio includes over 100 LEED Platinum projects as well as dozens of projects that have either achieved or are pursuing the Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Architecture 2030, Carbon Neutral, Net Zero Energy, and Net Zero Water. 



Fine Print 


Please note that resumes received from third party recruiters or agencies will not be accepted unless requested directly by PAE Talent Acquisition and with a prior signed fee agreement. If candidates without a previously signed recruiter fee agreement are submitted, PAE reserves the right to engage with and hire those candidate(s) without any obligation financial or otherwise to the recruiter or agency.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at PAE will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. PAE does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical characteristics historically associated with race, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


PAE will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment including: selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.