Mission Critical Sales Engineer

Construction, Engineering, Sales & Business Development
OR - Portland

Build the future, spark innovation and align your career with purpose.

McKinstry is innovating the waste and climate harm out of the built environment and creating lasting impact. Together, we’re building a thriving planet.

Buildings are a leading contributor to the climate crisis, generating nearly 40% of total global energy-related carbon emissions. We’re making a lasting impact on our industry and within our communities by addressing the climate, affordability and equity crises through:

  • renewables and energy services
  • engineering and design 
  • construction and facility services 

To get where we’re going, we need big thinkers, problem solvers and collaborative mindsets. Does that sound like you?

The Opportunity with McKinstry

We are adding a Mission Critical Sales Engineer to our growing New Construction Mechanical division in Portland, OR. You will be the technical expert when it comes to all things data centers. You will be responsible for coordinating and developing sales proposals to potential customers and for developing leads and sales for mission critical services. Additionally, some additional responsibilities you will have include: 

  • Analyzes the potential of specific projects while considering changing market conditions. 
  • Produces accurate estimates, assembles quality proposals and demonstrates good written communication skills utilizing McKinstry guidelines and proposal formats.
  • Manages scope and budget of a portfolio of projects before the project begins construction phase. 
  • Monitor, control, and report on the financial performance of projects.
  • Partners with Project Managers to assure perfect transition between preconstruction and construction
  • Acts as the client’s Single Point of Accountability (2 to 3 accounts).

What You Need to Succeed at McKinstry

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, construction management or equivalent business experience required.
  • Five (5) years of experience with a mechanical or electrical construction contractor required.
  • Two (2) years of experience leading and closing sales required.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specs, contracts, proposals, and estimates required.
  • Knowledge of building infrastructure mechanical and electrical systems required.
  • Knowledge of conceptual estimating preferred.

PeopleFirst Benefits 

When it comes to the basics, we have you covered:

  • Competitive pay 401(k) with employer match and profit sharing plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision with low or zero deductible options and low out of pocket maximum.

People come first at McKinstry and we go beyond the basic benefits with:

  • Family formation benefits, including adoption and IVF assistance
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Transgender inclusive benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Pet insurance
  • “Building Good” paid community service time
  • Learning and advancement opportunities via McKinstry University
  • McKinstry Moves onsite gyms or reimbursement for remote workers 

See benefit plan documents for complete details. 

If you’re driven by our vision to build a thriving planet together, McKinstry is the place to build your career. 

The pay range for this position is $68,310 - $103,050 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay information is based on market location. A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered.

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. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training.

McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.

This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

McKinstry is a drug-free workplace. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test, complying with the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and a Confidentiality Agreement, in addition to successful outcomes of background and reference checks.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.


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