MPR Associates, Inc.

Lead Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria | US-MA-Burlington
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MPR Associates, Inc., is a thriving multi-discipline, specialty engineering services and consulting firm.  We have exciting opportunities for experienced engineers to join our team.  If you are seeking a unique, challenging, and rewarding career opportunity, MPR is the right company for you.


MPR solves challenging problems for clients in the fields of power and energy, federal services, and health and life sciences.  We provide top-tier engineering services by focusing on first principles and relying on a team of multi-disciplined engineers with expertise in fluid flow, thermodynamics, stress analysis, finite element analysis, mechanical design, materials, circuit design, software development and instrumentation and controls.  MPR hires engineers from a wide variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, chemical, civil, nuclear, materials, and electrical.  Successful candidates see value in performing challenging technical work and have a desire for continuous learning.  MPR seeks individuals with an interest in expanding their technical, leadership, and business capabilities.  Expected career progression includes developing technical expertise, expanding leadership skills (e.g., project management, administrative supervision, and mentoring) and developing stronger business acumen (e.g., client relationships, and business development).  We hire the best and brightest, which results in a high-performance culture built on trust and respect, making MPR an exceptional place to work.


Playing a key role on our project teams, you will work alongside passionate engineers to develop innovative solutions that benefit society.  Typical projects last 2-12 months and are completed by project teams of 2-10 engineers.  At any one point, you may be engaged in 2-3 (or more) projects simultaneously, which provides for a diverse and fulfilling work experience.  Some of MPR’s projects provide opportunities for moderate amounts of domestic and international travel to client sites, test facilities or supplier’s facilities.  Travel may also include visits between MPR’s three offices in Virginia, Connecticut or Massachusetts.


How working for MPR is different

  • Solve problems that make a difference to our clients and to society in a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Work on a large number of projects across the industries we serve
  • Develop strong technical skills in areas of MPR’s business that interest you
  • Work in a supportive environment to develop skills outside your formal degree
  • Choose how to advance your career
  • Use engineering first principles to solve some of the toughest challenges our clients’ face
  • Work with and learn from MPR’s wealth of subject matter experts
  • Build internal and external relationships that create a deeper connection to the work you do
  • Work at a company that promotes continuous learning as a core value
  • Work at a company that is recognized as an industry leader in the quality and value of the work we perform
  • Work at a company that values and rewards hard work while providing flexibility and promoting a healthy integration of work and home life

How you will make a difference

  • Use engineering first principles and the experience of MPR’s subject matter experts to develop solutions that meet and exceed our clients’ needs
  • Communicate directly with clients to understand challenges and needs
  • Play a key role and grow into leadership roles on projects and within the company
  • Work on multi-disciplinary teams of mechanical, chemical, civil, nuclear, materials and/or electrical engineers
  • Author clear and concise technical documents for clients, including reports, memoranda, calculations, technical drawings, and test plans


  • Engineering degree with 2+ years’ experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of responsibility and ownership
  • Aptitude and desire to work outside of your engineering discipline(s) and quickly learn new concepts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people at all levels of an organization (internal and external)
  • Persistent questioning attitude and the ability to accept that in others
  • Ability to accept and grow from constructive feedback
  • Ability to effectively time manage and prioritize work to meet commitments
  • Excellent attention to detail


MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable laws.  MPR is a certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) employer.





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