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Job ID: 1935
Job Title: Lead Mechanical Engineer
Location: St. Paul, MN

In this role you will work under the direction of the Group A/E Leader and Discipline Chief. You will also administer and manage Project Delivery Group (PDG) or office discipline staff and design processes in respective discipline. Additionally, you will serve as Engineer on assigned projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Application of Knowledge of Design
    • Participates in project strategy meetings, develops design concepts and recommends systems, within the discipline, produces pricing and proposal presentation documents, and outlines specifications
    • Research and is responsible for discipline design compliance with proposal/client criteria
    • Research, documents and is responsible for discipline design compliance with all applicable codes, ordinances, standards, and regulations
    • Awareness of resources to complete due diligence where limited information is provided
    • Assists Chief Mechanical Engineer in review and selection of discipline-specific analysis and modeling software
  • Design
    • Participates in the development of the group and corporate standards and specifications committees
    • Keeps apprised of new technologies and assists in the incorporation of the new technologies into the A/E practice and discipline design standards
    • Coordinates work with other disciplines. Performs interdisciplinary coordination checks to minimize deficiencies, errors, and omissions in drawings and specifications
    • Signs and seals design documents when assigned as Professional of Record. Maintains ethics and professionalism
    • Provides leadership in the implementation of corporate quality processes
    • Complies with state regulations regarding professional registrations
    • Assures adherence to drawing production strategy and the utilization of the corporate design standards and specifications
    • Responsible to produce well-organized, finished drawings of good appearance, accuracy, clarity, and correctness
    • Writes discipline specifications for assigned projects
    • Assures adherence within the group to the discipline quality plan and procedures
  • Construction Support
    • Takes an active role in quality assurance/quality control/best practices of Mechanical engineering work in the field
    • Responsible for assuring the design has construction documents
    • Advises and assists Construction Project Managers, Superintendents, and Subcontractors in the interpretation and clarification of construction documents
    • Review applicable shop drawings and submittal data for compliance with construction documents
    • Participates as requested in construction inspection to monitor compliance with design intent, construction drawings, and specifications
    • Prepares inspection reports
    • Provides timely solutions to field problems and prepares field orders, addenda, and record drawings
  • Project Management
    • Assists in developing discipline budgets for projects
    • Implements corporate initiatives on streamlining systems and procedures
    • Makes technical presentations to internal and external customers
    • Manages an engineering design staff on technical matters
    • Creates discipline work plans for assigned projects. Monitors workload status, advising supervisor of difficulties in accomplishing schedules
    • Assures adherence to drawing production strategy. Responsible to produce well-organized, finished drawings of good appearance, accuracy, clarity, and correctness
  • Profitability/Planning/Scheduling
    • Plans production and prepares man-hour estimate and scope of work for project effort for all work in the discipline
    • Directs technical efforts of discipline Interns, Designers, and Technicians assigned to the project
    • Assists in coordinating information with and monitoring efforts/costs of discipline-related outside consultants
    • Defines goals for engineering staff within PDG or office and advises on staffing levels
    • Assists in recruiting discipline staff
    • Assists in defining career paths for PDG or office staff. Assists discipline staff within PDG or office in developing individual goals and approves final goals
    • Performs yearly evaluations of staff within PDG or office and advises on salary adjustments and promotions
    • Participates in project staffing assignments
    • Assists in developing yearly discipline budgets within the PDG
  • Professional Development
    • Creates technical presentations and articles on mechanical engineering topics suitable for publication and training for both internal and external audiences. May include articles, slide presentations, and videos
    • Participates in the professional community and trade organizations within the discipline to promote the company and demonstrate leadership. May include participation in professional or trade association committees, officer positions, or publications of articles on Mechanical engineering
    • Develops training programs and seeks training opportunities for the PDG to help support career paths and enhance technical proficiency in the group
  • Leadership
    • Participates in the professional community and trade organizations within the discipline
    • Serves as a champion of sustainable design for projects and knows how to implement into projects


  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering or Architecture from an ABET-accredited program
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience