Working Here

When you ask McKinstry people what they like about working here, our industry-leading salary, 401K plans, and other perks are seldom part of the answer. What you’re more likely to hear about are the joys of being a valued contributor and innovator, the myriad of opportunities to learn and grow, and the pride they take in what McKinstry is doing for its clients and the community. Small wonder that 95% of the people who come to work here, stay here… and that many of our new employees are referred with enthusiasm by current ones.


McKinstry is proud to offer summer internships in many of our locations. Our internship program is designed to provide students with an outstanding hands-on learning experience and cultivate future full time employees. The majority of internships offered are technical in nature and geared toward students studying mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, construction management and sustainability.

The You in Team

Innovation runs on ideas, which can come from anywhere. That’s why collaboration is the lifeblood of everything we do. Projects at McKinstry are not owned by individuals or departments, but by all of us. Which is why it’s common to see new employees from one discipline collaborating with 30-year veterans from another. We don’t hire bodies, we hire minds. And we want to know what’s on yours.


Every interaction at McKinstry… between us and our clients… and between each other… is punctuated by respect. This is no coincidence. Respectfulness of others is nothing less than a job requirement here. We hire for it… we model it… we offer training to encourage it… we even reward it. The result is a company in which every member feels valued and where ideas flow freely. If you can respect that, you have a place here.

Building Satisfaction

When people love their jobs, they do great work. So when one of our employees feels that an alternate career direction would bring them more challenge, fulfillment, or joy, we encourage it with training to help them get there. The same is true if a position comes up that we think would be good for you. We’ll suggest it and see what you think. Even if you’re happy exactly where you are, our McKinstry University gives you the chance to take classes that can help you be more productive or learn about virtually any facet of our business. No wonder that when McKinstry people want to move ahead in their career, they don’t leave… they stay!

Doing The Right Thing

When you take pride in what you’re doing, work is a joy. And there’s plenty to be proud of at McKinstry. We’re not just leaders in sustainability, we’re genuine innovators, creating technologies and services that help our clients save money at the same time they’re lowering their greenhouse gas emissions – the ultimate win-win situation. We also make it a priority to help the communities we work within. In fact, if something needs doing, we’re often pitching in before even being asked… and we encourage each McKinstry team member to take part. Perhaps best of all, McKinstry employees know that they are helping make the world a healthier place to live. How’s that for a day’s work?

McKinstry is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

McKinstry is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 206-658-4382 or via email.


McKinstry works with many government entities, always with the aim of protecting their budgets and helping them save resources for their communities. View projects >


McKinstry is a major player in helping create safe, efficient, and attractive healthcare environments. View projects >


McKinstry is a powerful partner in renewables, delivering turn-key energy source solutions. We implement long-term energy solutions for your community or organization. View projects >

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