Career Opportunities

At Criterium Engineers, we have two passions: analyzing buildings and serving our clients.

We use our technical knowledge and experience with buildings to solve problems for our clients.  Our licensed, Professional Engineers and other professionals engage directly with our clients as well as with their buildings.  Client contact is an essential part of our practice, and it makes Criterium Engineers a unique engineering company.  Our passions and practices define our expectations for our employees.

Current Career Opportunities at Criterium Engineers:

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Senior Structural Engineer

Criterium Engineers is one of North America’s leading consulting engineering firms, specializing in the evaluation of new construction and existing buildings. We serve individuals, real estate investors, developers, homeowner associations and other entities that want to know more about the buildings in which they live and work. We are an established and growing company with a 60+ year history. Our people are open-minded, intent on teaching each other, and thrive on generating new ideas, approaches and techniques that will enable us to better serve our goals and clients. This work environment reflects the company’s commitment to our vision of “building expertise to create a better world!” and was recognized as one of Maine’s Best Places to Work in 2020. The people who do best in our dynamic environment relish variety.

Location:  Freeport, Maine


Senior Structural Engineers are responsible to lead consulting engineering and technical projects for Criterium Engineers’ clients across the U.S. Work involves a full range of building-related consulting, forensic, and inspection services for projects in building construction, technology and efficiency, real estate risk management, due diligence, and other building engineering projects. A Senior Structural engineer works in collaboration with other engineering team members and our Client Success group.


  • Perform field inspections on the full spectrum of buildings, including old and new construction, residential and commercial structures, and high and low-rise buildings.
  • Write, review, and assess inspection reports for clients, ensuring clients receive clear, timely and high-quality reports for assigned projects including field inspections, technical writing, and structural calculations.
  • Design repairs for structural deficiencies in buildings.
  • Review construction documents to evaluate a project’s constructability from a structural engineering, materials and other relevant perspectives (e.g. Constructability Reviews).
  • Develop project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans and conferring with Chief Engineer and/or Client Success Team.
  • Serve as day-to-day point of contact for key clients in collaboration with Project Management.
  • Manage task completion in accordance with expected deliverables and consulting budget.
  • Provide technical consulting services as defined by project scope.
  • Provide clear and responsive feedback to clients about their projects.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and complete communications with Client Success staff and Chief Engineer, ensuring project needs and deadlines are being met.
  • Actively participate in project meetings and weekly team meetings.
  • As needed, advise, coach, and develop other engineers within the organization, including corporate and affiliate office staff.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Chief Engineer.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • 7+ years of direct experience as a Structural Engineer in a related field, building construction preferred.
  • 3 to 5 years of demonstrated leadership in a consulting engineering market with responsibility for highly technical or complex projects.
  • Licensed, Professional Engineer preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or interest in building construction activities, including a practical knowledge of construction means, methods, and materials.
  • Comfort performing and reviewing structural calculations for buildings and projects.
  • Passion for building science with a demonstrated ability to apply advances in technology and building techniques to building and client needs.
  • Experienced at conveying objective, unbiased perspectives even if the information requires clients to make improvements to plans and work quality.
  • OSHA 10 certification or equivalent required.
  • Strong building code knowledge – certifications preferred.


  • Ability to read and interpret a wide variety of blueprints and schematics on new or existing structures.
  • Ability to evaluate contractors’ work in order to detect problems with a design.
  • Critical thinking mindset effective at problem solving.
  • The ability to work with, maintain, and develop contacts within the building design/construction industry (builders, manufacturers, architects/engineers, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport, confidence and trust with client as well as company associates.
  • Strong business acumen with excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong organization and documentation skills, including proficiency in technical writing standards.
  • Highly organized, adaptable and flexible to balance the needs of multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Self-starter, disciplined, observant and detail-oriented nature.
  • Experienced and demonstrated interactive skills related to serving clients are critical, including strong communication skills and an ability to manage relationships.
  • Capable of managing both internal schedules and customer requirements, anticipate potential issues, and mitigate risk accordingly.
  • Ability for travel requiring a reliable form of transportation.
  • Comfortable with and capable of utilizing a variety of computer interfaces and software including MS Office, Unanet’s InFocus, and Criterium’s proprietary software for inspection and report writing.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.

SALARY RANGE: $80,000 – $100,000+


  • Out-of-state travel required approximately 10%-15%.
  • Access to reliable local transportation and the ability to perform inspections requiring traveling away from home/office.
  • Flexibility to work from a home office when not performing field inspections.
  • Requires some strenuous physical exertion as climbing ladders, crawling or crouching in restricted areas.  Occasionally lifting objects over 50 pounds.
  • Regularly required to sit (60%), stand (40%), reach, bend, and move about our facility or work sites.
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Client Success Manager (CSM)


Client Success Managers [CSMs] draw on their own customer experiences to build long-term client relationships intent on delivering successful client outcomes. Acting as a thought partner and knowledge resource, the Client Success Manager develops, supports, strengthens, and grows our client connections by following up frequently with clients to solicit feedback and facilitate achievement of their business objectives utilizing Criterium’s services. From client onboarding to client goal achievement, the CSM functions as an internal advocate for the client, ensuring that projects meet Criterium’s quality standards and fulfill the project scope while avoiding scope creep. This is accomplished through effective and efficient communication and cross-functional collaboration with Criterium’s network of Professional Engineers and Technical Specialists. As a member of the Project Team, the CSM monitors project progress, coordinates adjustments to resource allocation and facilitates information sharing to deliver final results that meet the needs of clients. Communication skills are critical to the success of this position as there is extensive interaction with national and local clients and colleagues at all levels of the business.


  • Deliver value for clients
    • Maintain ongoing engagement with clients to sustain and develop client relationships for current and future projects.
    • Construct and execute effective customer onboarding procedures for new clients that build trust, clearly define client objectives and provide appropriate client education.
    • Develop and sustain a strong rapport with assigned clients by making periodic visits as appropriate, exploring specific needs, anticipating new opportunities and providing clear and responsive communication about their projects.
    • Field requests for proposals from new and existing clients
    • Monitor project status utilizing progress to date and estimation to completion [Earned Value Management] metrics, continually assessing project risk and promptly addressing any divergence from the project plan.
    • As needed, represent Criterium Engineers at events such as trade shows and industry conferences
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive client success
    • Assemble and conduct Project Launch meeting with Project Team, triggering collaborative Project Ownership.
    • Project initiation – ensure projects are set up in Criterium’s project management system which includes partnering with Engineering and Field Operations teams to budget a project’s scope and resource requirements in setting up the project plan, preparing and reviewing executed agreements and clarifying interpretation of conditions, and securing external resources, such as subcontractor agreements or documentation requirements.
    • Collaborate with technical staff to monitor workloads and collaborate with Head of Client Success to level resources as needed to meet deliverable expectations.
    • Maintain active engagement with the Project Team throughout the project lifecycle.
    • Conduct monthly analysis of all project work to ensure billable time is captured properly and accurately in collaboration with Accounting / Finance group for monthly invoicing.
  • Client Success Operations
    • Develop proposals, including establishment of project scope, fees and budget estimates, for specified key clients.
    • Initiate and monitor project-specific change orders and work orders.
    • Administer project close-out process by monitoring final payment status, reviewing project performance and engaging Lessons Learned procedures as appropriate.
    • Engage, utilize and maintain records with appropriate technology to facilitate efficient and accurate knowledge sharing and workflows.
    • As needed, engage in client prospecting and monitor incoming new client inquiry systems, directing those inquiries to the appropriate CSM or Head of Client Success
    • Advise Head of Client Success on needed documentation updates, including proposal templates, report formatting, standard terms and other standardized documents
    • Maintain document retention archives, client contacts and distribution lists, and log transmittal of document deliveries to clients.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.


  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business-related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in and managing projects in a services environment with a track record of successful deliverables and outcomes; CAPM / PMP certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of building science and/or real estate development is a plus.
  • Sales and/or client support experience in a service or consulting business market is a plus.
  • Strong business acumen.


  • Expertise in translating client needs into a clear and precise scope of work.
  • Ability to recognize and predict risks and assess, recommend and implement effective solutions.
  • Client management – ability to read situations and respond constructively.
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage stressful situations, will need to balance many priorities that can shift abruptly.
  • Ability to convey objective, unbiased perspectives.
  • Strategic decision-making and critical thinking skills. Adept at analyzing/researching information and determining actions.
  • Self-starter, disciplined, observant and detail-oriented nature.
  • Experienced and demonstrated interactive skills related to serving clients are critical, including strong communication skills and an ability to manage relationships.
  • Capable of managing both internal schedules and customer requirements, anticipating potential issues, and mitigating risk accordingly.
  • An orientation toward continuous improvement.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate at all levels of the organization.
  • Critical thinking mindset effective at problem solving.
  • Comfortable and capable utilizing a variety of computer interfaces and software including MS Office, Unanet’s InFocus, and Criterium’s proprietary software for inspection and report writing.


  • Regularly required to sit, stand, reach, bend, and move about our facility.
  • Frequently required to see, hear, talk, and type (repetitive motions).
  • Occasional travel to support client and company needs.


  • Work is performed predominantly indoors in an office or site setting under normal office conditions. Exposure to daily outside elements may be necessary to perform work at site location.
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What We Look For

Criterium employees do not fit a narrow mold.  They have a wide range of educational backgrounds and professional experience.  Many are engineers, but others have experience in the building trades, construction and project management, real estate and marketing, among other areas.  What they have in common:

  • Passion. They share our passion for analyzing buildings and serving clients.
  • People skills. The ability to communicate clearly with clients and build long-term relationships with them is as important as professional training and experience.
  • Problem-solving ability. Criterium employees define themselves not just as building experts (which they are) but as problem-solvers, which they also must be.
  • Professionalism. Our employees are both technically proficient and highly ethical.
  • Pride in their work. Criterium Engineers aims to provide the highest quality service to our clients, and we want employees who can deliver this level of service.
  • A commitment to lifelong learning. To deliver state-of-the art service to our clients, our employees must maintain state-of-the art knowledge and skills.
  • Ambition. They want to grow professionally.  Criterium Engineers is an ambitious company, which is why we attract ambitious people.

What We Offer

  • An established company, with a national footprint and an outstanding reputation.
  • A history and a vision. Criterium Engineers has been in business more than 60 years and has accomplished much. We are proud of our history and our achievements, and our focus is on where we are going.
  • An open mind. We have amassed a vast reservoir of corporate knowledge and experience.  We have much we can teach our employees.  We also expect to learn from them.  Criterium Engineers is open to new ideas, new approaches and new techniques that will enable us to better serve our clients.
  • Criterium employees don’t spend their days sitting at desks staring at schematics.  They engage with clients and colleagues as well as with buildings.  There is nothing routine about their routine. The people who do best here relish variety and the challenge it provides.
  • Professional growth. Criterium Engineers understands that change is constant.  We don’t just encourage continuing education and development for our employees; we insist on it.
  • A supportive environment. We demand a lot of our employees, but we also support them with corporate resources, a healthy work environment, excellent benefits, and career development opportunities.
  • Criterium attracts talented people.   We value the contributions they make, we are proud of the work they do, and we want them to be proud of the company for which they work.  Criterium Engineers is a great company because it attracts great people.  Our employees are our most valuable resource – and the primary reason others should want to work here.

If you love buildings as much as we do, relish the idea of building relationships with clients, welcome challenges, and want to work for a company that is as committed to your professional development as you are, we want to hear from you.

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