Senior Design Engineer

Southland Industries Inc.   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 34 days ago

We Drive Innovation and Build Careers

As a company that prides itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland Industries continues to pave the way as an industry leader in constructability, sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts. We provide innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building construction and performance. Through our extensive resources, we are able to optimize each stage of the building lifecycle through customized engineering, construction, building automation, service and energy solutions.

Watch your engineering designs come to life! As a Senior Design Engineer at Southland Industries, you'll experience the excitement of working on design-build and design-assist projects in healthcare, education, biotech, mission critical, commercial and entertainment markets. You'll work hand in hand with our model coordinators, estimators, and trade staff through all aspects of a project to create a design that is practical, efficient and cost effective. You'll also have access to internal teams using the most innovative practices in virtual construction design (VDC) and computational fluid dynamics, along with just-in-time feedback from the field.

Position Summary:

The Senior Design Engineer provides conceptual design for specific projects. In addition, this role supervises or directs the workflow of less-experienced engineers in performing HVAC or other system design and documents production of small and large projects.

What you'll do:

  • Supervises or directs the workflow of less-experienced engineers in performing HVAC or other system design and documents production of small and large projects
  • Provides conceptual design for specific projects
  • Serves as design professional at project team design meetings
  • Prepares complex preliminary redline design layouts for estimating
  • Performs more complex calculations for a project, such as heating/cooling loads, equipment selection and sizing, friction loss calculations, etc.
  • Performs site inspections to determine compliance with construction documents and resolves design issues during construction phase

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Excellent working knowledge of applicable systems design, such as HVAC, plumbing, etc., as well as general understanding of system operations
  • Ability to read mechanical and plumbing plans
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communication with all levels of employees, clients and general contractors
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills, including CADD and Microsoft Office Products, such as Excel

Education / Experience:

  • Four-year degree in Engineering or related field
  • PE License required
  • 9-12 years related experience

Desirable Experience:

  • Strong healthcare design experience and design experience of large and small office buildings, hotels, data centers, and CUP (central utility plants)
  • Sustainable building design and building simulation energy modeling
  • Familiarity with integrated project delivery (IPD), target value design (TVD), and design-build (DB)
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in REVIT and MS Office including Excel
  • Load simulation software including Trane Trace 700