Professional Engineering Contracts - find experts with experts.

We’re re-envisioning how PEs hire, and are hired—for the better. Introducing our all-new solution, Contract Professional Engineers.
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Traditionally, there were limited ways that civil, electrical, and mechanical PEs could work. For businesses, this outdated model presented serious constraints in terms of the available talent pool, the flexibility to scale teams up or down, and the ability to fill niche positions fast. Fortunately, Contract Professional Engineers makes that a thing of the past. Matched with our deep engineering connections plus the leverage of reciprocity and comity, you can now hire PEs on a contract basis. As the experts in hiring experts, we’ll connect you to a wider pool of candidates and find the top talent you need, whenever and wherever you need them. So, what’ll it be? Will you work the way you’ve always worked, or join this new world full of opportunity?

Why choose us?


We’ve recruited and placed engineers with top firms since 1965.

2nd largest

We’re the 2nd largest engineering staffing firm in the U.S.


We place 10,000 engineering professionals every year.

12 minutes

We place engineering talent every 12 minutes.


We’ve placed 35% of talent that weren’t even on the market.

FAQs about Contract Professional Engineers

  • How do you attract contract PE talent?

  • How can a firm determine if the contract PE is the right fit?

  • Are contract PEs full-time Kelly employees?

  • Are contract PEs able to sign off on documents?

  • What kind of contract opportunities can you offer PEs?

  • Do contract PEs need to have their own insurance?

  • Can you support EITs and designers?

  • Can a firm hire the contract PE during or upon completion of a project?

Make change work for you.

In calm or chaos, you can count on us for guidance. Because we’ve been around, and we’ll be here for you. We know a thing or two about the future of work—and we can’t wait to help you discover what’s next.

Contact us at 800.Kelly.01 and one of our agents will administer your request. Or, if you’d prefer, fill out the form to submit an email.

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