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Nelson Engineering Co. is now a Salas O’Brien Company. Salas O’Brien is focused on delivering diverse solutions for clients. Employees enjoy rewarding careers because of the career-building projects they are challenged to deliver. Our leaders are lifelong learners who mentor our employees as we reinforce sound engineering principles. Sala O’Brien is an international company with over 70 offices in North America. This branch of Sala O’Brien, Nelson Engineering Co., is located on the Florida Space Coast. 

Start your career and develop with our team.

Benefits Offered

Medical, Dental, Vision, 
Life, Disability Insurance

Retirement Plans:
401(k) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Personal Time Off (PTO)

Flex Time

Mobile Phone Stipend


How We Work

Our work consists of challenges. We teach and test you to best succeed on each work assignment. Your work is candidly vetted in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Our servant-leaders empower teams to maximize their potential at the individual level. They steer projects toward successful client outcomes. They celebrate team member contributions that drove client satisfaction.

Salas O’Brien/Nelson Engineering Co. has pioneered flexible work settings since our founding. To start, you report to our Merritt Island office to apply knowledge, accomplish tasks, and engage our company culture. We evaluate performance based on results, not optics. Successful team members unlock opportunities for themselves including preferred candidacy for new challenges and flexible work permissions. Our robust work-from-home policy is available to every employee.

Our belief: love what you do – do what you love. Our mission: provide technical professionals rewarding careers while striving for a healthy work-personal life balance. Our leaders serve that mission each and every day.

As a senior member of the engineering staff it is my responsibility to lead and mentor junior staff”

Ben Clay

Operations Manager

Work Hard Then Play

Employee Fun Day

Check out our recent employee event at the Drive Shack in Orlando.

Every one of us has important jobs. We get work done by deadlines, then unwind. Our office has a gymnasium including a full sized basketball court and an attached strength training studio. We make time to have fun with events that foster camaraderie among our staff. 

Salas O’Brien/Nelson Engineering Co. plans two marque events each year. Our Spring Party is an informal gathering with colleagues, friends and family. We play music, prepare great food, and celebrate the benefits of our coastal Florida lifestyle. The December Holiday Party is our formal gathering, full of surprises you need to experience to understand best.

We use sports as an outlet for our competitive edge. Golf, basketball, and flag football, just to name a few. We welcome your participation and leadership of our teams. Bring your skills and add another league championship.


Our Hiring Process

Step 1: Search our openings and apply.

Step 2: Our team reviews your application. If you’re a good fit for the position, we schedule a screening interview. Pass the screening interview and we proceed with a traditional interview.

Step 3: Traditional interview with the hiring manager and other senior staff, either in-person or over the internet.

Step 4: Pass the interview as the best candidate and we make you an offer. If you are not selected, your application and resume are retained for future staffing needs. We’re a growing small business – we call back candidates often.

Accept our offer and then we plan you into the mix. Our on-boarding process moves quickly. Our goal is to get you working as soon as you are ready.









Dedicated to workforce diversity, Nelson Engineering Co. is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer (EOE/M/F/IWD/V). Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salas O’Brien/ Nelson Engineering Co. participates in E-Verify.