Senior Mechanical Engineer

Carollo Engineers, Inc. - Dallas, TX

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $86,000 - $120,000 a year
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Production of contract documents including plans and specifications
Performs heating/cooling and system hydraulic calculations
Develops Process and Control schematics
Develops Control descriptions
Mentors and trains staff-level mechanical engineers
Enforces company and client standards on projects
Prepares construction and design cost estimates
Manages the mechanical portion of medium to large sized projects for water and wastewater treatment facilities
Conducts quality management reviews of mechanical design
Participates in continuing editing and development of mechanical master specifications
Develops project specific specifications for unusual or unique instrumentation applications
Prioritizes and balances competing project demands and conflicting project requirements
Manages other mechanical engineers and CADD technicians to effectively complete work with attention to detail
Delegates tasks to others and follows ups on completion and quality of work
Identifies and consults with others on solutions to unusual, difficult, or complex tasks
Effectively participates in client contacts and business development efforts
Identifies alternatives, evaluates each, and determines appropriate actions to move forward
Makes solid and implementable decisions in a timely manner
Reduces complex aspects of mechanical engineering to terms understandable to others
Attends to details in preparation or review of calculations, drawings, and specifications
Monitors scope, schedule, and budget and controls the work to the project plan
Understands, implements, and enforces company and client technical standards on projects
Travel required when requested
Makes site visits to observe during construction and operation

Required Skills
Expert in the design of cogeneration, standby power generation, HVAC pumping, chemical, compressed air, fire detection and protection and miscellaneous water systems for water and wastewater facilities
Extensive knowledge and understanding of national and local energy, mechanical and fire codes
Comprehensive knowledge of NFPA 820
Extensive knowledge of hazardous/classified area design
Extensive knowledge of HVAC, pumping, chemical system, and fire detection and protection system design
Ability to read and understand P&IDs, control strategies, and the development of control schematics based upon these documents
Proficient working with multi-discipline project teams, including a leadership role of mechanical project teams
Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work with minimum supervision on medium to large mechanical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities
Expert in the design of mechanical systems for water and wastewater treatment facilities
Understands projects at the conceptual level, and develops corresponding mechanical engineering scope of work, budget and schedule
Ability to work independently to effectively complete routine or moderately complex tasks
Ability to simultaneously think beyond past approaches and propose practical approaches to mechanical design and construction
Listens and understands the concerns and needs of other project team members
Ability to control behavior under situations involving pressure, conflict and uncertainty
Communicate clearly and concisely in speech, writing, and contract documents
Presents communications in an organized fashion and with appropriate level of detail
Positively influences both peers and subordinates to move toward overall project goals
Actively looks ahead to plan for and respond to project challenges
Seeks long term benefits to the overall project when determining mechanical design approach
Sensitive to political issues and client preferences in determining mechanical engineering approach
Aware of the "business" of mechanical engineering as well as the technical design issues
Strong verbal and written communications skills that are well organized and persuasive
Proficient in public speaking roles
Proficient in MS Word, Access, and Excel

Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
10 years experience in the design of mechanical systems
Course work in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
Registration as a Professional Engineer
Project Management experience

Preferred Experience

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Experience with Microstation or Autocad

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender Identity, ethnicity, or veteran status. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered in a manner that is consistent with the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and/or any other similar ordinances as required.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled