Mechanical Engineer

Salas O'Brien - Seattle, WA

With a motto of “expect a difference,” a compelling, ownership-driven culture, and offices around the country, Salas O’Brien draws the best engineering, architecture, and construction professionals in the country.

The Job

Our office in Seattle is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team. In particular, we need someone to:
Design HVAC systems for telecommunications facilities, data centers, and other commercial buildings.
Maintain strong, long term ongoing relationships with our Telecommunications Clients.
Manage mechanical equipment replacement projects and participate as part of multidiscipline design teams in larger complex commercial projects.
Mentor junior engineers and participate in our quality control process.
Manage a portfolio of projects beginning to end. This includes writing fee proposals, leading the design work, stamping the work, managing the client, construction administration, tracking project financial performance, invoicing, and project closeout.

Your Background

To succeed in this role, you need to meet the following basic requirements:
BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Current Washington State Mechanical PE and/or NCESS licensure are required. Oregon and Alaska licensure would be ideal.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in the design of mechanical systems for commercial facilities. The ideal candidate would have technical knowledge of chilled water systems, cooling towers, fans, pumps, air handlers, refrigerant piping design, commercial building controls, and energy codes.
Experience managing large commercial projects and mentoring junior staff.

Attributes of Top Performers

If you have some of the following characteristics and experience, you’d be an especially good fit:
The ability to maintain good working relationships with long term clients, partnered contractors, and coworkers.
Healthy people skills, a positive attitude, and composure in the face of multiple competing priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail.
Well organized, motivated to succeed and able to manage your own time and the efforts of others.
Value a healthy work-life balance that priorities long term sustained success over short term unstainable efforts.

Why Work for Salas O’Brien?

As a 100% employee-owned firm, Salas O’Brien is a company of owners. That is what gets us up every morning, and what keeps us working with excellence until the job is done. We believe this attitude of ownership has profound impacts on how we treat each other and serve our clients.
We challenge you to find a firm with more opportunities for personal and professional growth than Salas O’Brien. Our many offices offer our team of employee-owners:
Variety of projects and clients
Collaboration with experts in your field
Growth opportunities within a local office or other Salas O’Brien offices
Exceptional culture defined by our Ownership Values
Growth with the firm through ESOP participation
Of course, we also offer exceptional benefits—everything you would expect for insurance and vacation time, plus incentives for sustainable living, professional education & licensure reimbursement, and flexible work scheduling at arrangement of your manager.