Project Mechanical Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson's Facilities Engineering and Design Team is at the forefront of engineering innovation, providing comprehensive services for large commercial developments, healthcare facilities, laboratories, educational institutions, data centers, and military installations.  Our expertise includes engineering analysis, design services, and professional consulting, ensuring top-tier quality and world class installations. We also provide building inspection and forensic investigation services. As a member of this team, you will contribute to diverse, high-impact projects, delivering engineering solutions that make a tangible difference in communities and industries.

As a Project Mechanical Engineer on our Facilities Engineering and Design Team, you will apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments. In this role, you will independently make decisions on engineering complexities and supervise staff, guiding them towards achieving overall project objectives. This position will enable you to generate ideas and create purposeful, high-quality solutions to successfully solve engineering and design needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed engineering tasks including project design, cost estimates, and design calculations utilizing advanced knowledge and experience.
  • Prepare project documents, ensuring adherence to scope, schedule, and budget, aligning with project objectives.
  • Independently tackle complex assignments, developing new and improved techniques and procedures.
  • Coordinate across other Olsson teams and direct team members on design tasks to maintain alignment with project goals.
  • Work closely with project managers on the execution of design work, reporting overall progress and managing potential challenges to meet project objectives.
  • Assist with the project scope of work and schedule and may attend client meetings to foster strong partnerships.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and review the work of less experienced staff, providing mentorship and guidance.
  • Maintain project and client information within the firm’s project management system.

We have one current opening and will consider candidates interested in being located out of our Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; or Loveland, CO office locations.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Ability to contribute and work well with a team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Must be a registered professional engineer with at least six years of relevant engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit, with a strong understanding of International Building Codes.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities.
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match.
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles. 
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance.
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements.

Typical range for this position is $100,000 to $132,000+ and is commensurate with experience relative to the position.

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.