SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Reports To: Director of Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
Successful candidate will manage project teams of mechanical engineers and designers working on a wide variety of building types located throughout the United States and in foreign countries. This person will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary project team through the entire range of project phases including marketing and proposals, project planning, engineering and design, construction, and project close-out. The successful candidate will have exceptional skills in planning, organization, system engineering/design, and communication.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with all people and entities involved in project design, permitting, bidding, and construction including Owners, construction managers, contractors, code officials, consultants, and internal team members.
• Perform mechanical system design analysis including, but not limited to, software-based energy consumption and heating/cooling load modeling, comparative system life-cycle cost modeling, and energy code compliance verification.
• Evaluate programmed building or facility use(s) and associated environmental requirements and select the best or most appropriate mechanical system(s) to address the specific building needs with emphasis on the project budget and long term operating and maintenance costs.
• Evaluate discipline specific project hourly budgets with special attention to the schedule for project deliverables and establish work plans for each project. Communicate these work plans to Director of Engineering, mechanical project teams and collaborate with project managers, Owners, consultants, and other disciplines so that the timeline for decisions and provision of critical coordination items are clearly understood and anticipated.
• Coordinate and/or supervise the engineering/design of mechanical systems and the sizing and selection of HVAC and plumbing equipment including, but not limited to, air handling systems, cooling systems, heating water systems, plumbing systems, domestic hot water systems, and airside/waterside heat recovery systems.
• Report status of project progress to Project Managers and Department Director.
• Produce complete, code compliant project contract documents including drawings and specifications to be used for permitting, bidding, and construction.
• Conduct QA/QC reviews for projects engineered/designed by senior mechanical engineers/designers, engineers-in-training and technicians, as well as collaborative review of documents for identification and remediation of conflicts with the work of other disciplines.
• Review and insure compliance with local, state, and federal codes pertaining to life safety, building, and mechanical regulations and ordinances; convey applicable changes of local, state, and federal regulations and ordinances to project teams.
• Collaborate with project teams to conduct on-site assessments of existing facilities and prepare mechanical/plumbing engineering systems condition assessment reports.
Identify and communicate ideas and plans for remediation of system deficiencies including opportunities for energy cost savings and improving system control and performance.
• Develop mechanical systems design narratives, technical studies, and reports.
• Participate in Construction Administration by processing shop drawings, responding to RFI's, and performing site visits during the construction phase to ensure projects are being constructed in accordance to contract documents and applicable building codes.
• Seek continuing education/experience to stay abreast of developments within the field of mechanical engineering and building construction.
Required Skills and Competencies:
• Ability to plan, track, and manage multiple, simultaneous projects of various scales and types with specific attention to collaboration and quality assurance.
• Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with project team members, consultants, contractors, and clients both verbally and in written form.
• Ability to lead and motivate teams of engineers and designers with confidence and empathy.
• Willingness to mentor individuals and provide guidance to those with less experience.
• In-depth knowledge of the Mechanical sections of Local, State, and Federal Life Safety and Building Codes.
• Proficiency in mechanical systems engineering analysis and technical report writing.
• Knowledge and familiarity with various engineering design and production software tools such as DOE-COMcheck, Trane TRACE 700, AutoCAD, REVIT, Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, Outlook, PowerPoint.
Education and License Requirements:
• 15+ years working in the Architectural/Engineering profession.
• 10+ years working as a Mechanical Designer/Specialist with supervision of project teams and primary responsibility for HVAC and plumbing contract documents.
• Verifiable history of successful projects. Experience with a broad variety of building types is beneficial.
• BSME degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering with a mechanical emphasis from an accredited college is required.
• Licensure as Professional Mechanical Engineer (PE) is required.
• LEED accreditation is a plus.