Professional Engineer, Mechanical

Minnesota - Saint Paul (HQ) / Minnesota - Duluth / Illinois - Downers Grove / *Remote / Telework
Facilities Engineering – Mechanical /
Full Time (40) /
Our employee-owned and multi-disciplined team, has an opportunity available for a Professional Mechanical Engineer who has extensive experience modeling and designing HVAC, plumbing, and other mechanical systems for industrial and commercial facilities to join our Facilities Engineering team!

As a member of our team, you will work alongside a multi-disciplined team of Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and Structural) and Architecture professionals to provide planning, design, construction management, and commissioning services for systems a diverse portfolio of multi-disciplined projects including light and heavy industrial facilities, food and beverage facilities, and educational and commercial facilities.

You will perform energy modeling and life cycle cost analysis while designing complex sustainable building performance systems. You will also be involved with equipment selection and sizing, heat load analysis, and the preparation of mechanical plans, specifications, design details and construction documentation. Furthermore, this position requires participation in project development and fee estimating, attending client presentations and interviews, meeting with code officials, and performing inspections and assessments at project sites. Additionally, opportunities will be available to serve as a Project Manager on mechanical intense projects as well as larger multi-disciplined projects.  

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university in Mechanical Engineering.
    • Minimum of five years of progressive design experience of mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, and piping systems) for commercial and/or industrial facilities.
    • Registered as a Professional Engineer in one or more states with the ability to obtain registration through reciprocity within additional states.
    • Prior energy modeling of mechanical HVAC systems.
    • Previous experience responding to Requests for Proposals, including estimating mechanical fees.
    • Previous experience performing facility or building load calculations and analyzing system components and capabilities in accordance with design and client requirements.
    • Previous experience sizing ductwork and/or piping systems.
    • Previous experience and ability to prepare studies, technical specifications and construction cost estimates and work with drafters to prepare accurate design drawings.
    • Previous experience conducting construction administration and inspection activities.
    • Working knowledge associated with design coordination on larger, multi-disciplined projects: Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Structural, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to articulate technical ideas and concepts both visually and in writing; Ability to write specifications and reports and lead and/or participate in discussions during client consultations and project team meetings.
    • Ability to travel as needed (up to 10%) for team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, construction management duties, etc.; Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Advantageous Qualifications

    • Previous experience and working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit MEP.
    • Previous experience working with energy modeling software such as Trane Trace 3D or related.
    • Previous fire protection system design experience.
    • Previous experience with the creation of air balance diagrams, process flow diagrams, equipment general arrangement drawings and piping/HVAC plan drawings.
    • Previous experience in boiler and/or chiller system design for facilities.
    • LEED certification.
Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete a standard pre-employment background screening, which consists of Social Security verification, educational verification, review of criminal convictions, and driving history.

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