It’s a great time to be an engineer

It’s a great time to be an engineer. The engineering job market is stronger than ever before, due to an ongoing shortage of candidates and a growing need for engineering skillsets. Top organizations are competing for a limited talent pool of qualified engineers. What does that mean for you? It’s the perfect time to find a challenging and rewarding role with a company that you believe in.


When you work with VanderHouwen, you can take advantage of all of our job seeker resources like resume writing tips, interview prep and career guidance.


Organizations are eager for top talent which means you need negotiating skills in your back pocket. At VanderHouwen, we offer everything you need to get a satisfactory offer.


Making a change can be intimidating. That’s why we help candidates match their personalities and working styles to the organization that is right for them. Your career is important – invest in finding the best opportunity.

Challenge Yourself

You became an engineer to work on exciting and innovative projects. We can help you find them. When you partner with VanderHouwen, we dedicate ourselves to finding you a position at an organization that excites you and gives you the chance to do challenging and engaging work.

Invest in Your Future

Are you ready for your dream job? As the engineering talent pool shrinks, forward-thinking organizations are eager for talented candidates. Our engineering division at VanderHouwen is skilled at analyzing opportunities to identify your best match. We will help you make strategic career decisions and find a role that is the optimal fit for you.

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Is your salary in line with market value?

Find out if your receiving competitive compensation. We’ve combined market research with our industry insights to create this comprehensive salary guide for the Portland Information Technology and Engineering industries.

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Work with VanderHouwen and get:

A recruiter who understands the engineering field and can give you strategic advice about your career and the regional industry.

Professional support to help you become a more desirable candidate, expand your knowledge base, and grow your skillsets.

Early notifications alerting you about when applicable positions open up at organizations you’ve expressed interest in.

A personal experience. Each of our engineering candidates is assigned a recruiter who focuses on clearly understanding your career goals.


I was contacted about a new position and was hired by the new company within just a few weeks.  This is a very fast turnaround time in today’s job market.  I was not looking for a new position, as I was still happy in my old job.  However, VanderHouwen brought the perfect position to me.  The new role combined all of my previous industry and product experiences.  The new company ended up being even better than my old company.  They were extremely quick to respond to any questions that I had, and did a great job counseling me through the difficult decision to leave a good job for a better job.  You can tell that the recruiters at VanderHouwen do their research on companies and candidates, and they only match someone to a new job when they are confident that it is a perfect fit.  I have recommended several colleagues to VanderHouwen and I will continue to do so.

Jason C.
Sales Engineer

It was a pleasure working with VanderHouwen. I found them professional, responsive, helpful, and above all – polite. I would certainly recommend VanderHouwen to someone thinking about their next job search!

Kevin B., PhD
Technical Writer