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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Kent, WA

Job Snapshot

Location:Kent, WA
Employee Type:Contingent
Duration:2 weeks
Pay Rate:$80,000.00 - $100,000.00 /Year

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Date Posted:3/17/2017
Job ID:20733



I have an open position for one of my clients in Kent, WA (near Seattle) who is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for a  direct hire role.

Job Description:

This client in Kent, WA is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for designing HVAC, piping and plumbing systems for commercial, high rise, light industrial, community residential and critical environment (lab, hospital, data center) facilities, with minimal supervision. This position will report to and support the Engineering / CAD Manager in maintaining an innovative, leading-edge Design-Build Mechanical Engineering Department, and will support the mission, vision, strategy, and goals of the company.  The selected candidate will support sales efforts through sales assist work, including schematic scope level designs, written system narratives, system selections, and client presentations. Performs HVAC calculations for loads (Carrier HAP program), ductwork sizing/layouts, equipment selections, and acoustical assessments, as well as document preparation required for permit submittals including smoke control system design & rational analysis. Performs piping and plumbing calculations for system sizing, pipe sizing/layouts, equipment selections and utility sizing. Coordinates design with other team members (Design Team [such as owners, architects, general contractors, structural, electrical & civil], Project Manager, Superintendent,…) to ensure design meets customers’ expectations at quoted cost.  Lead meetings with clients and team members at their offices and job sites. Review of shop drawings, submittals to assure compliance with design intent. Makes cost and quality effective decisions on systems to develop plans, elevations, system schematics, P&ID drawings and details as well as full equipment schedules with detailed control sequences of operation.  Develop specifications as projects require. Coordinates CAD work with CAD Team Lead and back checks for accuracy, coordinates CAD effort on assigned projects. Identifies and communicates concerns about project schedule, design budget, or technical issues with Engineering Manager, and is responsible to achieve project requirements. Stays current in knowledge of codes and standards, design issues/techniques and newly emerging technologies. Assist in mentoring of younger engineers and leading internal design teams. Provide support for quality control review of designs and value engineering of projects. Discusses current project’s status with Engineering Manager in weekly meetings and updates short and long term labor projections. Adheres to Engineering Department and company standards and procedures. Hours spent on projects versus budget. Design impacts to project profitability / customer satisfaction. Plan review comments from code, sustainability & 3rd party plan reviewers. Attends key meetings.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate needs to possess  (10) years’ experience in mechanical systems design for commercial and institutional buildings – High Rise, Healthcare, Science & Technology, Office, Multi-family, Laboratory, Government, and/or Civic Facilities experience preferred. Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from a four-year college or university or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience preferred. Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State Washington preferred. LEED design and documentation experience, and familiarity with Energy Star, utility rebates and other sustainability issues required.  Energy simulation experience (eQuest, HAP) and LEED credentials preferred. Detailed knowledge of the Uniform & International Codes, Washington/Seattle Energy Codes, ASHRAE standards, National Fire Codes, SMACNA, etc, are required. Must have experience in sustainable design/LEED and exposure to building energy modeling, life cycle cost, etc. Strong personal time management and mentoring abilities required.. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, and ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customer.Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and familiarity with latest versions of AUTOCAD MEP and REVIT. Advanced knowledge of load calculation (Carrier HAP) and familiarity with building energy simulation software.

Length of assignment: Direct                                    Salary: DOE

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