Senior Engineering Designer

McKinley Architecture and Engineering - Charleston, WV


In its third decade of service, McKinley Architecture and Engineering is a full-service architectural and engineering firm that designs educational, commercial/retail, industrial, governmental and institutional buildings.

McKinley Architecture and Engineering is growing and in need of a full-time engineering designer to join their Pittsburgh team. In this position, the designer will use AutoCAD and Revit to produce drawings for a variety of projects. While training in the specifics of the work will be provided, this is not an entry-level position. McKinley Architecture and Engineering is seeking a qualified designer that will be able to acclimate quickly and "hit the ground running" producing drawings for clients.

Position Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Experience/proficiency in design skills in Autodesk products and other computer-aided design software
  • 5-10 years of experience working at an engineering or design firm (preferred)
  • A strong technical background in a variety of different building materials
  • Able to ideate quickly through verbal communication, hand sketches and 3D models

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with design and technical teams, including Project Manager, Project Engineers, and Project Architects, while supporting or leading the development of design deliverables
  • Direct the performance of engineering tasks by other discipline team members for the design of utilities, HVAC, and plumbing systems
  • Understand and apply the requirements of building codes and industry standards
  • Coordinate heating and cooling load calculations
  • Identify and communicate design discrepancies and make appropriate modifications or suggestions for their resolve
  • Interpret architectural, engineering or construction drawings
  • Produce plans, sections, elevations, and details to convey engineering design intent
  • Author technical specifications of products and equipment in the design
  • Manage and supervise the design of intern engineers
  • Assume responsible charge for the overall economic well-being of the assigned projects
  • Interface with Clients, attend Client interviews, assist in preparation of proposals, estimate manhours, and use project workflow documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and/or any other member of the administration

Job Type: Full-time