Sr Mechanical Project Engineer

HOK   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

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8 - 10 years

Posted 45 days ago

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic

  • Looks for ways to improve engineering design and design processes in a particular discipline.
  • Able to guide the development of Revit tools to improve productivity.

Technical Improvement

  • Development of typical details, specifications, and drawing standards, including development of Revit standards in coordination with the BIM team.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology changes and trends, and recommend changes in approach and services as appropriate.
  • Improvement of analytic processes and documentation, common solutions, and critical solutions.
  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

Projects

  • Majority of time devoted to the engineering of projects, particularly large or complex projects.
  • Engineering shall include responsibility for the project engineering of large projects from concept and schematic design through construction documents to construction and commissioning.
  • Provide design inputs and reviews of other engineer’s projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients and promote positive client contact with current or prospective clients.
  • Participate as a team member, contributing ideas and possible solutions, and leading on issues where appropriate.
  • Perform site visit surveys to determine engineering strategies for renovation, and to document and evaluate existing systems.
  • Visit project sites during construction for reviews of quality, progress, and compliance with specifications and standards.
  • Project reviews at all stages of design
  • Responsible for the quality and timely delivery of the projects to budget.
  • Mentoring of engineering staff on projects.

Performance measured on project results

  • Efficiency and profitability of the Engineering Discipline in that office or region and its contributions to firm-wide success.
  • Quality of design solutions, as measured by level of integration, unique solutions, achieving high sustainability goals, and recognition by peers as excellence.
  • The quality of work produced, as measured by completeness of design, absence of change orders and client satisfaction.
  • Cohesiveness of the discipline team, as evidenced by ease and amount of work share, consistency of quality and delivery tools and standards, including drawings and specifications, and team communication.
  • Client repeat business.
  • Contributions to bringing in new work.

Required Skills

Project Management

  • Ability to engineer and deliver projects over $100m.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple practices across HOK’s organization.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form, with an understanding of industry communication protocols.
  • Must be able to inspire owners and designers
  • Set, monitor and deliver to budgets.
  • Project team leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary project team leadership
  • Ability to teach and mentor others.

Technical

  • Able to work creatively to reach solutions to complex problems.
  • Expert in current sustainable technologies applicable to the particular engineering discipline.
  • Proficient with Revit and AutoCAD.
  • Natural ventilation design is a plus.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors of Science in engineering degree, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Licensed PE
  • NCEES record allowing registration in any state.
  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.
  • Expert at all aspects of their discipline, including a track record of recent successful major projects over $100m, and one major project over $250m.
  • 10 years project engineering experience, from concept to opening, with completed high profile projects included in the mix.
  • Experience in leading or working in integrated teams.
  • Experience in design and delivery of LEED Gold or Platinum projects.
  • Experience with architecturally significant buildings
  • Experience with potential project types in commercial, corporate, institutional and civic, justice, aviation, and healthcare sectors.
  • Engineering design and analysis of mechanical air and piping systems for large complex buildings.
  • Experience with large central plants and a variety of chiller and boiler types and configurations.
  • Experience with controls.
  • Experience with complex analysis tools and energy modeling for mechanical design.
  • Experience in calculating, sizing, and specifying complex mechanical systems and mechanical equipment including AHU’s, pumps, and fans.
  • Experience with heat gain calculations for spaces for energy modeling and detailed engineering of mechanical systems for a variety of uses.
  • Experience with engineering of chilled beam systems, radiant systems, micro-climates, and under floor air systems.
  • Experience with specification editing for project specific requirements.
  • Experience with construction administration and commissioning phases, particularly problem analysis and solutions, on both large and small jobs.
  • Experience with Thermal Comfort Modeling is a plus.

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