Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager

Midlothian, VA /
Mechanical/Process /
Progressive Design, Inc. is currently seeking an entrepreneurial spirited Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager. The company's entrepreneurial culture is key to its success and sets Progressive Design apart from the competition.

This is a full time/direct hire position located in Midlothian, Virginia- (Richmond, VA area).

Company Overview:
Founded in 1986, Progressive Design has grown to become one of the largest privately held multi-discipline engineering companies in central Virginia. Possessing vast experience and technical expertise, we deliver unparalleled value to our customers.
Progressive Design supports manufacturing facilities and clients in the Eastern US with areas of specialization including: project feasibility studies, detailed project/construction estimates, process improvement analysis, new process design, process upgrades, air pollution abatement technology and integration, environmental compliance, product design and capital projects.  The company serves Fortune 500 companies in industries such as food processing, films, fibers, plastics, paper, chemicals, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, power, metals, wastewater treatment, and discrete manufacturing.

General Responsibilities:
Mechanical Engineers are responsible for performing engineering duties on assigned projects including equipment specifications, process piping, material handling and conveying, HVAC, and other mechanically related engineering and design.

Practical Application of Responsibilities:
Direct customer interface and coordination
Develop study reports, bids, proposals, scopes of work, P&IDs, estimates, schedules, material lists, design concepts, scope change documents, correspondence, and other project documentation per customer and corporate guidelines
Manage scope, schedule, and budget
Manage the engineering and design process from inception to completion. This includes: leading projects, work planning, directing and overseeing designers and engineers assigned to your projects, design reviews (both internal and with client), and checking deliverables (calculations, drawings, technical reports)
Size and specify typical process equipment such as pumps, tanks, chemical reactors, heat exchangers, chillers, condensers, mixers, etc.
Perform calculations to size and specify process, service and utility piping systems
Perform calculations to size and specify safety relief devices
Review equipment submittals for accuracy and validate against specifications
Maintain familiarity with various industrial codes such as ASME and API
Visit customer sites for field work
Assist in commissioning and start up
Report to Process/Mechanical Department Manager

BS in Mechanical Engineering
10+ years of heavy industrial experience in a design or project engineering role.
Must have experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, or bio-processing industries
Project management experience
Experience working in a multidiscipline engineering consulting firm
Process safety experience (PHAs, HAZOPs, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, Inherently Safer Design, Documentation to support process safety, etc.)
Current working knowledge of safety relief device code requirements, calculations, sizing and system design procedures
Current working knowledge of mechanical engineering principles with an emphasis on fluid mechanics, mass and heat transfer, and thermodynamics
Working knowledge of incorporating safety, maintainability, constructability, and operational requirements into the design process
Must be technically sound, and be willing to mentor junior engineers
Strong communication and organizational skills
Strong ethics and corporate loyalty
Must be results oriented
Must be a team player
Must possess uncompromised commitment to quality
Must be US citizen

Preferred Requirements:
Virginia Professional Engineer

We offer a fast paced, exciting work environment with a competitive compensation package including: Health Care Benefits, Vacation, 401K and tuition reimbursement.