Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (HVAC)

United States, Los Angeles /
ZURU Tech – Product Development /
You want to make an impact on how the world does things?
You could play an integral part in revolutionizing the global property industry... working in an international team consisting of software, mechanical, production and housing experts. Our team and experts are based in Italy, India, China, the USA and New Zealand. You love traveling? Great, but not a must… 
You will join our US team of product development engineers and housing industry experts (7 at this point), and you will take ownership of project critical mechanical engineering and product development challenges.

*** How to develop an HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical click-and-play approach feasibly for 2 story residential up to 60 story commercial buildings?

*** What could next-generation windows and closing systems look like?

*** All about smart home, ACC concrete and light/heavyweight steal. 
You think this sounds tricky and like hard work? You might be right but it is also a great chance if you want to broaden your horizon. You can't find the solutions in books for the majority of the specific problems you are going to face. And there are plenty. It's up to you and the team to think out of the box, be innovative, and collaborate/discuss to come up with ground-breaking ideas.

In case you want to know the scope of our project…

We are creating the world's first building information modeling application that is fully connected to an Industry 4.0 capable factory to manufacture any building. Our ¼ scale test production line proved it's feasibility over the last five years. Now the project is in the phase where we run already full-size tests. Don’t be worry still a lot of areas where you can make a difference… 

You are...

First and foremost, you are an engineer by heart. Yes, we love to hear about your garage projects. That's non-negotiable. You have a strong passion for product development and you have a mechanical engineering background. Solidworks should be your go-to tool, but all the others are also fine. You have already specific projects under your belt and have proved your skills for about +5 years. If you enjoy debating for hours and hours … and hours problems, solutions and methodologies you are going to love it!

We’re looking for a hands-on, experienced engineer who can help us design an HVAC system from ground up. This is not a role for an application engineer who wants to use standard equipment, but rather an exciting opportunity for a person who will help us design a system that’s tailored for the ZURU housing project. As an out of the box thinker with a can-do attitude, you will help build an advanced HVAC system to cool and heat our homes. Experience in HVAC is required. This is not a task for one person, so you will have a chance to build a team around you to build a highly efficient, flexible, and adaptable HVAC system. 

NB: This is a Full-Time position based in the LA office (El Segundo)

What You'll Do:

    • Develop a new Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System to be used in the ZURU Tech Buildings. 
    • Use commonly used tools such as CAD, FEA, and CFD in design. 
    • Analyze the airflow and heat transfer for a multitude of buildings.
    • Work on establishing, developing, and implementing best in class installation processes and procedures to ensure the highest quality and longevity of installations with our HVAC product.
    • Work with internal and external teams on the development of electrical components, user interface, building integration, and the look and feel of the products. 
    • Push the envelope of what is technically possible and dream up new ideas for the best products.
    • Initial work on a residential product before shifting to a commercial solution.  
    • Work with our prototyping and testing departments to validate designs and performance. 
    • Work alongside the code compliance team to design a product that can be used in all our target markets. 
    • Work with our software teams to develop our own software to design and implement the HVAC system. 
    • Stay up to date on industry developments, ASHRAE, approval and certification agencies such as UL, ETL & AHRI.

What You'll Bring:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline is preferred.
    • 7+ years of experience in HVAC product development.
    • Deep understanding of the mechanical and electrical components making up an HVAC system. 
    • Experience in optimizing HVAC systems, ducting systems, and system performance. 
    • Understanding of code compliance, testing, and implementation.
    • Willingness to travel is a plus. 
    • Valid US work permit is required.

To Apply:

    • Be sure to visit to get a greater understanding of what we're building
    • Then follow the link below to apply
At ZURU Tech we are innovating to change the way the world builds. Creating disruptive solutions for the construction industry, working with world-leading talent to apply the most advanced digital technologies to building processes. From design to manufacturing to construction, we’re looking for the driven and the brave to join us on our journey, helping to revolutionize how buildings are created at every stage of the process.

Could this be you? Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced professional, we are looking for passionate individuals with the X factor who are creative, self-starting and have the ability to think outside the box - come and build your future with ZURU Tech.